Right at the moment when the controversy arises that the MMA fighter, Jorge Masvidal, was one of the rivals that DAZN he did consider “premier” to face Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez, a video of Gennady Golovkin in the offices of UFC and meeting with Masvidal.
Golovkin I visited the offices of UFC in Las Vegas where they gave him a guided tour, and he ran into Masvidal, who, in turn, was in production of promotional items for the company.
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Judging from the video, it was a brief and fortuitous encounter, where both fighters exchanged courtesies, and expressed their admiration.
Video uploaded by Masvidal the same day as Canelo’s lawsuit
Was Masvidal who uploaded the video to his account Youtube last September 8, exactly the same day that the Canelo announced a lawsuit against DAZN, Golden Boy Promotions and Oscar de la hoya for breach of contract.
He Canelo accused that DAZN refused to pay Saul the full guaranteed purse if he faced the fighters he and Golden boy proposed. Those fighters were the world champions Callum smith and Billy joe saunders, but DAZN I didn’t consider them premium fighters.
The journalist from Boxing Scene, Dan Rafael, revealed that sources close to DAZN they informed him that among those he did consider “premier” rivals were precisely Gennady Golovkin and Jorge Masvidal, in addition to the retired Oscar de la hoya and the also MMA fighter, Khabib Nurmagomedov.
This criterion for defining “premium fighters” generated controversy and debate. He seems more inspired by the curiosity of watching two different sports compete than a sportsmanship or boxing interest.
And right in the middle of that debate generated by the conflict between the Canelo and DAZN, Gennady Golovkin visit the offices of UFC. And besides, he runs into Jorge Masvidal. The video appears on social networks the same day as the Canelo file suit against DAZN.