So that ends that. Nothing to see here. You can now be 100% sure Jorge Masvidal vs. Conor McGregor is happening because Dana White said Jorge Masvidal vs. Conor McGregor is not happening.
Yesterday news broke, nobody can really say from whom, that Jorge’s next fight will either come versus McGregor or Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title. Makes sense. Masvidal’s star is on the rise and the time is now for the UFC to capitalize on it. Give Gamebred a big push and let the chips fall where they may.
Today (Jul 17), when asked about who Mystic Mac will face next, UFC President Dana White shot down all our hopes and dreams.
“Masvidal is too big for Conor. Yeah, but he shouldn’t have [fought Nate Diaz at welterweight]. I hated that he did it. Not only did I hate that he did it once, I hated that he did it twice. So, he doesn’t belong at that weight. No. There’s plenty of fights for him in his weight division without Conor. He’s too big for Conor, Conor doesn’t belong at 170. He’s got the balls to fight at 170 but he doesn’t belong there. No. Hell no.”
Weak sauce. Our best hope is in the fact that whatever D. White says publicity usually doesn’t really apply to this reality. It’s all negotiation tactics at this point and any half awake MMA fan should know that by now.
This is why the UFC’s needs a 165 pound weight class. Or this could be why the UFC needs to pay Conor McGregor whatever he is asking for. MMA is better when McGregor is running wild in it and causing all kinds of havoc.
Jorge vs. Conor, anytime, any place is now a big time money fight for the UFC. Don’t blow this freebie UFC.