Jorge Masvidal isn’t going to beg anyone to fight him – he’s made that abundantly clear.
However, during a Tuesday appearance on the “Dan Le Batard Show,” Masvidal (35-13 MMA, 14-7 UFC) once again was asked about the possibility of fighting former UFC double champion Conor McGregor.
In Masvidal’s opinion, McGregor (21-4 MMA, 9-2 UFC) might not want the fight. Masvidal pointed out that before his UFC 244 victory against Nate Diaz, the Irishman was hyping up Diaz as if the Stockton, Calif., native was a sure thing to win the “BMF” title.
But Masvidal won the Nov. 2 showdown at Madison Square Garden. And since he defeated Diaz that night, Masvidal said he hasn’t heard a word from McGregor.
“To be quite frank, he was flirting with fighting the winner when the possibility of the winner was Nate,” Masvidal said. “And he kept throwing it out there. He even made his prediction he thought Nate would win. Since I’ve won, he hasn’t said a peep to address me or nothing.”
If McGregor never mentions Masvidal’s name again, “Gamebred” indicated he’d be OK with that. If McGregor does actually want the fight, though, Masvidal will oblige his request. Either way, Masvidal said the ball is fully in McGregor’s court.
“I’m not a bully, either,” Masvidal said. “I’m not going to be one of these cyber bullies. If you don’t want to fight, I don’t want to fight. If you want to fight, I’m licking my chops. Man, we’re going shopping. We’re going to do it big. You know what I’m saying? That dude don’t want it.”
Whether it’s McGregor or someone else, Masvidal voiced his desire for the biggest money fights available. Since his UFC 244 victory, he’s been called out by various prospective foes. Masvidal said he has plenty of options.
“We don’t know who’s next, but everyone is looking at cash symbols (and) cash money to us,” Masvidal said. “… But the next person is going to be the one who puts the most viewers in the bank account, whoever that is. A lot of people are saying my name now. They didn’t want to fight before, though.
“They didn’t want to fight me a year or two ago. … Everybody wants to call me out now, you know? It’s funny to me. These same guys didn’t want to fight me two or three years ago. I just want the one with the most money.”
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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