Adriano Moraes Reveals Masvidal Told Him To Use The Knee Against ‘DJ’

Adriano MoraesONE Championship flyweight titleholder, Adriano Moraes, has revealed a conversation he had with UFC contender Jorge Masvidal ahead of his fight against Demetrious Johnson. Moraes picked up the biggest win of his career when he knocked out ‘Mighty Mouse’ inside two rounds at ONE on TNT 1 earlier this week. The Brazilian dropped Johnson with […]

Adriano Moraes

ONE Championship flyweight titleholder, Adriano Moraes, has revealed a conversation he had with UFC contender Jorge Masvidal ahead of his fight against Demetrious Johnson.

Moraes picked up the biggest win of his career when he knocked out ‘Mighty Mouse’ inside two rounds at ONE on TNT 1 earlier this week. The Brazilian dropped Johnson with an uppercut before landed a picture-perfect knee to his grounded opponent. Moraes swarmed with some punches before the referee mercifully stepped in.

Ahead of the fight his ATT teammate, Masvidal advised him to look for the knee against Johnson, “the knee can change your life.”

“Some weeks ago, a month ago, when he saw me in fight camp preparing to fight, he said, ‘Adriano, I see how you train and let me tell you something, the knee can change your life. Like the knee I did on Ben Askren, you can do on Demetrious Johnson because you have good knee attacks,’” Moraes told South China Morning Post

Moraes clearly listened to his teammate and became the first man to stop Johnson, who is widley regarded as the best flyweight fighter of all-time.

The ONE Championship star is grateful to have Masvidal as a friend and predicts we’ll see ‘Gambred’ lift UFC gold in the near future.

“Man, he’s always inside the gym working hard, he’s such an amazing guy. He’s a good teammate. He likes to help his friends,” Moraes said. “He’s a veteran fighter. He knows what you need to do to get this win and bring that belt home. So I think this fight is going to be tough, but he’s going to do good. I think he’s going to win via TKO in the second or third round.” (Transcribed by BJPENN.com)

Do you think getting advice from Jorge Masvidal helped Adriano Moraes become the first man to stop Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson?

Jorge Masvidal: Ben Askren Does Not Represent MMA In Any Way

Jorge Masvidal is still ragging on Ben Askren in the lead up to Askren’s boxing match against Jake Paul. Just a few weeks out from the boxing match between Jake Paul and Ben Askren, the two fighters have been throwing verbal jabs at each other. L…

Jorge Masvidal is still ragging on Ben Askren in the lead up to Askren’s boxing match against Jake Paul. Just a few weeks out from the boxing match between Jake Paul and Ben Askren, the two fighters have been throwing verbal jabs at each other. Lately, however, it seems the most drama is coming between […]

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Jorge Masvidal remains certain that he and Nate Diaz will eventually meet again inside the UFC Octagon despite past negotiation hurdles. UFC 244 was one of the biggest pay-per-views the sport has ever produced. It featured Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal …

Jorge Masvidal remains certain that he and Nate Diaz will eventually meet again inside the UFC Octagon despite past negotiation hurdles. UFC 244 was one of the biggest pay-per-views the sport has ever produced. It featured Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal vying for the chance to be crowned the inaugural and only BMF champion in […]

Ben Askren Annoyed By Jorge Masvidal’s Support Of Jake Paul

Ben Askren is upset with his former foe for helping train his upcoming opponent, Jake Paul. Ben Askren is stepping out of his comfort zone to try a boxing match. The long-time MMA fighter and former champion famously signed on to face YouTuber Jake Pau…

Ben Askren is upset with his former foe for helping train his upcoming opponent, Jake Paul. Ben Askren is stepping out of his comfort zone to try a boxing match. The long-time MMA fighter and former champion famously signed on to face YouTuber Jake Paul in a boxing match, despite never having boxed professionally. Paul […]

Jorge Masvidal Was Kicked Out Of ATT For ‘Trying To Assault’ Colby Covington

Jorge MasvidalUnless you’ve been under a rock, you know that Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington stop being friends long ago. Well, Masvidal revealed the rivalry got him booted from American Top Team briefly after attempting to assault Covington. In a recent interview with ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, Masvidal shared that Dan Lambert kicked him and Covington out of […]

Jorge Masvidal

Unless you’ve been under a rock, you know that Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington stop being friends long ago. Well, Masvidal revealed the rivalry got him booted from American Top Team briefly after attempting to assault Covington.

In a recent interview with ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, Masvidal shared that Dan Lambert kicked him and Covington out of ATT. (H/T BJPenn.com)

“Colby’s that one person and I always say this, when I see him, it is a free pay-per-view right there. He knows that and that’s why he used to make videos going ‘this guy’s so unprofessional and he tried to fight me on the street.’ I got kicked out of the gym for trying to assault him one time,” Masvidal told Hewwani. 

“I used to go to spots that he would frequent a lot and got the police called on me and things like that. I know a lot of people think, man you’re an idiot, you’re a professional fighter why would you do that. Because I f*****g feel like it and nobody tells me what to do. It is more loyalty to me. You can’t do something wrong to someone I love, it just isn’t going to happen.”

The well-documented feud has continued to heat up over the last year. Other names (notably Ben AskrenDustin PoirierJoanna Jedrzejczyk, and Kumaru Usman) have surfaced amid their war of words. Still, Masvidal had repeatedly stated that the beef started when Covington wronged a mutual coach.  

Many speculated the two would get the opportunity to settle their beef in the octagon in the early part of 2021. However, this isn’t the case; Masvidal is now scheduled for the rematch with Kamaru Usman for the belt. It appears we will all have to wait a little longer to see Masvidal and Covington finally settle their differences.

Do you think Jorge Masvidal was wrong to attack Colby Covington in the gym?

Jorge Masvidal Gives His Side Of Why Covington Fight Didn’t Happen

Jorge Masvidal has come forward to give his side as to why a fight between him and Colby Covington did not come to fruition. There are many things that MMA fans will simply never agree on. But following Colby Covington’s victory over Tyron Woodley last…

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