Jorge Masvidal is a week away from finally getting his hands on Colby Covington, but that hasn’t stopped the BMF title holder from thinking about the future.
Masvidal and Covington will meet in the main event of UFC 272 next Saturday March 5 in a battle that will pit former sparring partners and roommates against each other in a friendship that has turned sour.
Other than that, a fight that has been regularly talked about over the past few years would see Masvidal take on legendary UFC box office sensation Conor McGregor.
But Gamebred is extremely confident he would be too much for the Irishman, who he scored with an offensive term.
“A lot of people say they’d kick my ass and you can find them in the graveyard. I don’t know what you want me to say to you, but you know what I’d do to that f****** dwarf,” he said during the Rumble Q&A.
And when asked if he would accept a fight with McGregor, he replied: “Of course. You just have to pay me my money. ‘Is he going to fight me?’ is the question.
“You know, if you put a dollar on somebody’s head, I’ll get it.”
According to Masvidal’s manager, Malki Kawa, when the UFC offered the fight against McGregor in the past, they told Masvidal’s team that he should move up to lightweight.
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McGregor has put on a lot of weight since breaking his leg last July and he’s unlikely to get back to 155 pounds now, so maybe that wouldn’t be an issue.
“Whenever McGregor tweeted at Jorge, I always pick up the phone,” Kawa told ‘The MMA Hour’. “I call and say ‘Hey Conor, what’s good, you want this fight?’.
“They say yes, he doesn’t want this fight and they say it every time and it never fails.
“Look, I don’t know if it’s real or not, but I know they said they tried to make this fight, but Conor won’t take it.
“You hear Dana saying that Masvidal is too big for him and all that stuff, and that’s the end of that story. So if they want to make this fight our end, they would accept this fight and we’re all Of the game.
McGregor is plotting his return to the octagon and looks likely to return this summer, although his opponent is unclear at this time.
Another option for Masvidal after Covington takes on Nate Diaz again.
Masvidal beat Diaz for the BMF belt in 2019 thanks to a doctor stoppage and Masvidal says the damage he inflicted on the Stockton-born legend means Diaz won’t fight him again.
“That m*********** don’t want it, man,” Masvidal said in a live Q&A on Rumble. “I almost killed him. I beat him by an inch in his skinny fucking life.
“You saw his last fight with Leon (Edwards). I was like, man, they make this mistake and put this guy with me again, you know? He doesn’t try to fight.
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