After a sensational 2019 that saw him ascend to stardom, Jorge Masvidal is targeting a fight with another of the UFC’s biggest draws for his next bout.
Speaking on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show on Monday, Masvidal revealed that he would like to fight Conor McGregor in his next Octagon outing and that he is likely to be cage-side at UFC 246 where the Irishman will take on Donald Cerrone.
“I know my management without a doubt would say, and I would also say, the Conor fight,” Masvidal said of who he would like to fight next. “We’ll go get the money, because the Conor fight is not always going to be there. [Kamaru Usman] is always going to be there. Somebody is always going to have that belt.”
“[McGregor] is a two-time division champion, he has an impressive record and he comes to fight, so in that aspect, yes [I want that fight],” Masvidal continued. “And we’re both going to sell out wherever we fight and there’s going to be violence. But if the dude doesn’t want to fight, I’m not a bully, so go do your thing. If he doesn’t want this, I don’t give a f*** then. You want to fight, you don’t want to fight, but don’t flirt with me. You want it or you don’t. Leave me alone if you don’t.”