Jorge Masvidal has expressed his discontent towards the allegations of greasing made against him in the aftermath of UFC 287.
The seasoned UFC fighter and BMF (Baddest Motherf*****) champion was accused by his welterweight co-main event opponent, Gilbert Burns, of greasing during their bout held on Saturday night in Miami.
Masvidal, who lost the fight by decision to Burns and immediately announced his retirement from the sport, firmly denies these accusations of foul play.
“There’s a commission, there are numerous people backstage besides USADA,” Masvidal told Ariel Helwani on “The MMA Hour” on Monday. “I’ve never greased. I’ve never been caught for cheating or anything. Maybe I’m the sweatiest guy he knows, but I’ve never greased. I’ve never put anything on in my life. I’ve never done that in my life.
“Maybe he should blame his technique for being sh*tty and not being able to do anything but just hold. I’ve never cheated. The referee was there touching us constantly and breaking us up, and you’re telling me he couldn’t see that I had grease? He knows the difference between that and sweating.”
Masvidal, a prominent figure in MMA, ended his 52-fight career on Saturday night in a welterweight co-main event against Gilbert Burns.
Despite losing the bout, Masvidal retired from the sport with his legacy intact. However, the fighter is now upset with Burns' accusation of greasing, which he believes has tarnished his retirement fight.
“I’ve never cheated, and I’m not about to cheat,” Masvidal said. “I’ve never even had a point taken away from me in my 50-something pro fights. So for this guy to try to slander my name in my last fight, whatever, bro.
“It annoys me. I’ve never put grease or Vaseline. I just go out there and compete. I’ve never done steroids. I’ve never missed weight. I feel like I don’t have to cheat to beat any of these motherf*ckers. So it’s just whatever. Let him throw anything.”