Retired UFC legend Jorge Masvidal recently made a notable appearance on ‘The Kim Congdon Takeover’ podcast, where he engaged in a candid discussion on various topics, including fellow stars like Colby Covington, politics, and even shared humorous anecdotes.
Hosted by comedian and actress Kimberly Congdon, the podcast featured Masvidal as its inaugural guest, setting the stage for unfiltered revelations. During the conversation, Jorge fondly reminisced about his former training partner, Amanda Nunes, and their shared experiences in the game.
However, the dialogue took an intriguing turn when Masvidal introduced a hypothetical scenario. He proposed that even a male UFC star with a modest 2-2 record could potentially outmatch female opponents if they were to unleash their full potential in the octagon.
“She was my teammate, good friend of mine for a long time. Obviously, we saw what she would do rather than in this inspiring, the more or less could handle most of the girls.”
“But if we got a guy that was from the UFC bottom of the barrel like 2-2, he would have to tell that guy not to go full blast. The speed, the explosiveness to generate, the power and what we can take compared to a woman. I don’t mean to sound…”
Masvidal addressed a noteworthy development within the American Top Team (ATT) community. Amanda Nunes, a stalwart at ATT since 2014, recently made the decision to establish her gym, parting ways with the renowned MMA facility.
Masvidal conveyed his heartfelt sentiments about this move, characterizing Nunes’s departure as a “devastating blow” to ATT.
During his appearance on The MMA Hour, Masvidal shared his thoughts on this matter. He expressed that witnessing her growth had been remarkable, especially under the banner of American Top Team.
While he hadn’t personally trained or sparred with her, he felt a sense of shared journey and camaraderie. His sentiments echoed the collective feeling within ATT, as he added that it was undeniably a loss. Nevertheless, he expressed his wish that she had continued her journey with the team, highlighting ATT’s deep respect and care for her.
Amanda Nunes’s departure from ATT followed her unexpected loss to Julianna Pena at UFC 269, marking her first defeat during her seven-year tenure with the team. Amanda Nunes announced her retirement from MMA in June 2023, shortly after defending her UFC bantamweight title with a unanimous decision win over Irene Aldana at UFC 289 in Vancouver.