Masvidal, 30, faces Al Iaquinta (11-3-1) at UFC Fight Night 63 ton FOX Sports 1.
The fight will be the co-main event and will take place Saturday, April 4, to the 1 p.m. at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va.
The main event features Ricardo Lamas against Chad Mendes.
“I want the big names, but I am glad to compete inside
of the octagon,” he said in an interview. “I am blessed I get to do
this and I have to do what I must do.”
Iaquinta was part of show of reality The Ultimate Fighter. His last fight was against Joe Lauzon and won by knockout back in January.
But, Masvidal thinks that Iaquinta is not at his level.
“He defeated Lauzon that’s why he has the hype,” he said. “I defeated him eight years ago. Big deal.”
The resident of Miami, trains in American Top Team in Coconut Creek. He has a 5-1 record in the UFC and has been asking to compete against a top caliber fighter since his recent winning streak.
Also in the interview, he talks about the upcoming ATT vs Blackzillians TUF episode and what it means to his camp.
Hear the complete interview and The Roman Show podcast, now!