Li Jingliang solutions if Jorge Masvidal responded to his call-out, predicts teammate Gilbert Burns vs. ‘Gamebred’ potential battle

Li Jingliang just lately referred to as out welterweight famous person Jorge Masvidal in a really reverential method. Now, the Chinese language standout has revealed if ‘Gamebred’ has responded to his call-out.

Sadly for Li, it seems that he will not be crossing paths with Masvidal anytime quickly. Requested for an replace throughout an interview with Sportskeeda MMA‘s Andrew Whitelaw, ‘The Leech’ revealed:

“No, I did not hear again from him as a result of perhaps he thinks I am not a giant title. However I heard Gilbert Burns heard again from him.”

Nonetheless, Li teased {that a} potential conflict between Masvidal and his teammate Gilbert Burns may very well be within the works. The No.13-ranked UFC welterweight additionally gave his prediction as to how he sees the matchup unfolding:

“I do not assume a battle between Gilbert Burns and [Jorge] Masvidal will go to a call. And Gilbert, he has explosiveness. He is a heavy puncher and his grappling is so good. In order that’s gonna be an awesome battle [and they’re] not gonna depart it as much as the judges.”

Watch our unique interview with Li Jingliang:

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Li Jingliang reveals who he believes would be the subsequent UFC champion from China

Li Jingliang was additionally requested who he believes would be the subsequent UFC champion from China. In a show of humility, ‘The Leech’ refused to choose himself and as a substitute named a few up-and-comers as his picks:

“There’s an awesome chance of Music Yadong and Su Mudaerji [becoming UFC champions],” mentioned Li by his translator. “Simply give them a while.”

Music Yadong is among the hottest prospects within the stacked bantamweight division. After stringing collectively three straight wins, ‘Kung Fu Monkey’ is anticipated to face his hardest problem but within the type of No. 4-ranked 135-pounder, Cory Sandhagen.

Su Mudaerji, alternatively, has been rising by the flyweight ranks along with his three-fight win streak. He’s slated for a matchup towards Matt Schnell for the upcoming UFC on ABC 3 in July.

On the identical July card, Li will resume his personal title aspirations as he is set to return to motion for the primary time since his loss to Khamzat Chimaev. ‘The Leech’ will face Muslim Salikhov in an all-important welterweight showdown.


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