Jorge Masvidal is ready to take on Conor McGregor in his return to welterweight.
Coming off a hard loss to Colby Covington in March, Masvidal believes that he would slaughter Conor McGregor in a potential match. The pair have continued to trade verbal jabs at each other over their careers but nothing solid has come from any developments online.
Jorge Masvidal claims Conor McGregor will turn down the fight
Having been on the sidelines in recovery from a horrific leg break injury, ‘The Notorious’ has expressed his interest in returning to action at 170 lbs. Despite the Irish superstar coming up to welterweight, Masvidal has shut down talks of a possible bout claiming McGregor would refuse the offer.
In a recent interview with ESPN Deportes, Jorge Masvidal shared his thoughts on why he’ll likely never fight McGregor.
“He is false. He knows that I am a man who hits hard and that I come to kill. I do not come to hug in the cage”
“I am going to give everything inside me to kill him. I have a little size but he is still a little boy. I would love to fight at 170 pounds, but I don’t wait for anyone. If he wants to do it, I’ll break his face. If he doesn’t want to do it, let someone come next.”
‘Gamebred’ made it clear that he will not wait for anyone to come around, and intends to move his career forward.
“There are options, but the first thing that matters is me – to be in the best condition of my life, to improve the fight. This year, I’ll guaranteed return. I don’t know the date yet. I think that with two fights, I can be in contention for the title or in a title contender fight.”
Masvidal’s agent claims McGregor turned down the fight
Masvidal’s agent Malik Kawa claimed that McGregor was offered to fight ‘Gamebred’ on multiple occasions and chose to reject them. In an appearance on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani last year, Kawa spoke about how he contacted UFC matchmaker Hunter Campbell for the fight but was given a resounding no.
“Every time he’s ever tweeted, or anybody’s ever tweeted that name at us or Jorge, I do the following: I call [UFC executive] Hunter [Campbell], I say, ‘Hey Hunter, what’s good? You saw Conor?’ [Hunter says], ‘Yeah, he doesn’t want that fight.’ OK, boom. Every single time. It never fails.”
Nate Diaz has been kept on ice for more than a year since his last outing inside the cage. Many believe him to be a frontrunner for McGregor’s return given their history and Diaz’s weight class. No opponent has officially been confirmed for McGregor by the UFC at the time of the writing.