McGregor and Masvidal not too long ago obtained right into a spat on social media and ‘BMF’ champion Masvidal is hoping to battle the Irishman on the again finish of this yr
Jorge Masvidal desires to welcome Conor McGregor again to the octagon later this yr and has promised to “break” the Irishman’s face in a possible battle.
McGregor has been sidelined since breaking his tibia towards Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 final July. 11 months has handed has handed for the reason that battle and McGregor is now in a position to kick along with his compromised leg, however he’s nonetheless uncertain to battle for the remainder of this yr.
Masvidal and McGregor have traded verbal barbs not too long ago with the previous two-weight champion branding ‘Gamebred’ a ‘pigeon mind’. Masvidal fired again on the insult by accusing McGregor of being too “scared” to simply accept a battle towards him.
With UFC boss Dana White confirming that Masvidal and bitter rival Colby Covington’s ongoing authorized scenario will not have an effect on the pair from competing, Masvidal has issued a focusing on date for a battle towards McGregor. “I believe November or December is wanting good for me,” he mentioned on the Blockasset YouTube channel.
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“I simply wish to break Conor’s face. Let’s get that paycheck, let’s get that out of the best way, promote essentially the most pay-per-views ever earlier than this man does hurt to himself or someone else. And I similar to “increase,” get that verify actual fast trigger I obtained youngsters, proper? I want the f—king cash.
Masvidal turned to Gilbert Burns as one other potential opponent if he’s unable to safe a battle with McGregor. Burns was concerned in among the finest fights of this yr towards Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 273 in April, taking the Chechen the gap for the primary time in his profession.
“If I can not get Conor, I am pondering in all probability Gilbert [Burns],” he continued. “Gilbert’s a superb battle for me. I like him as a fighter as a result of he involves battle. He is gonna submit a man or knock a man the f*** out. We’re gonna give the followers af****ng bloody battle if that goes down. I believe all people might be very pleased with that battle in order that’s a battle I would like to make.”
Masvidal’s lead coach Mike Brown, who coaches a number of different UFC stars reminiscent of Dustin Poirier and Amanda Nunes, thinks a battle between Masvidal and McGregor would entice the largest numbers of any card in UFC historical past.
McGregor took challenge with feedback made by Brown and issued a scathing response to the previous WEC champion, writing: “Mike Brown is somewhat scent bag. By no means a champ. By no means produced one. Take a bathe Mike the pong of BO off you.”