Jorge Masvidal is awarded the ‘BMF’ belt by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson after his victory by TKO on a medical stoppage against Nate Diaz at UFC 244. Photo: AFP Jorge Masvidal is awarded the ‘BMF’ belt by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson after his victory by TKO on a medical stoppage against Nate Diaz at UFC 244. Photo: AFP
Jorge Masvidal is awarded the ‘BMF’ belt by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson after his victory by TKO on a medical stoppage against Nate Diaz at UFC 244. Photo: AFP
Patrick Blennerhassett
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Opinion

The Takedown by Patrick Blennerhassett

UFC: Jorge Masvidal is trash-talking like a legend, but he’s a journeyman milking his 15 minutes of fame

  • As the UFC tries to find its next superstar to hang the company on, the ‘BMF’ title holder is cashing in on a lack of firepower
  • Amid a quiet UFC landscape, Masvidal has perched himself atop the mountain with a loudspeaker

Jorge Masvidal is awarded the ‘BMF’ belt by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson after his victory by TKO on a medical stoppage against Nate Diaz at UFC 244. Photo: AFP Jorge Masvidal is awarded the ‘BMF’ belt by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson after his victory by TKO on a medical stoppage against Nate Diaz at UFC 244. Photo: AFP
Jorge Masvidal is awarded the ‘BMF’ belt by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson after his victory by TKO on a medical stoppage against Nate Diaz at UFC 244. Photo: AFP
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Patrick Blennerhassett

Patrick Blennerhassett

Patrick Blennerhassett is an award-winning Canadian journalist and four-time published author. He is a Jack Webster Fellowship winner and a British Columbia bestselling novelist. He has covered sport for the Post since 2018.