Some time ago, the former UFC champion in two weight categories, the Irishman Conor McGregor, said that he soon intends to become the champion of the welterweight division. One of the leaders of this weight category, American Jorge Masvidal, reacted to such a statement, who suggested that McGregor would never agree to a fight with him.
“I’m full man size. He’s like a very small, fragile dude,” Masvidal told MMA Junkie. “He don’t want that. You can’t pay that man enough money, so that one’s OK. I don’t need it.”
Jorge Masvidal also told how things are with the organization of his next fight. While he does not think it will be Conor McGregor, there is still a question as to who Jorge Masvidal will be fighting next. He has not fought since his knockout loss to champ Kamaru Usman, but despite being 0-2 against the champ, his plan is still to get another title shot.
“The guy that gets me the closest and the fastest to the title bout, is what I want next,” Masvidal said.
“That’s what I’m going to find out in two weeks. Whoever the UFC’s like, ‘Man, this guy gets you quicker than anybody else and ’ that’s it. That’s what I have to take.”
The Fans have expressed interest in seeing Jorge Masvidal fight Leon Edwards, ever since their backstage scrap that birthed the infamous (three piece and a soda) moment. With Leon Edwards sitting at number 3 in the rankings, it will be interesting to see if that is the fight that the UFC goes with.