It’s safe to assume Conor McGregor and Jorge Masvidal have been through a lot of tension. The current “BMF” champion and the former two-division UFC champion have been trading insults on social media for some time.
At the post-fight press conference for UFC 244 in 2019, ‘Gamebred’ said he would completely dominate the Irishman. The Miami native claimed that even UFC President Dana White was hesitant to allow the match:
“Some of you guys are mean, man, ’cause you know what I’m gonna do to this little guy, mate. I’m gonna fuck this little guy, man. He’s a fucking dwarf. Dana White, the president of this fucking business, say I’m too man for him [McGregor]. I get why people want to see him hurt, for the stunts he’s done, but he doesn’t want that shit.
Below, you can watch Jorge Masvidal discuss a hypothetical matchup with Conor McGregor:
Jorge Masvidal has a mixed martial arts record of 35-16. He’s lost his last three fights, including by unanimous decision to Colby Covington, a former interim welterweight champion, at UFC 272.
Masvidal has repeatedly accused McGregor of being afraid to face him.
Jorge Masvidal informed Ariel Helwani that Conor McGregor would never face him
According to Jorge Masvidal, Conor McGregor would never fight him since the Irishman knew he would lose, according to an interview with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour earlier this year.
In addition, “Gamebred” pointed out that a knockout win over “The famous” would damage McGregor’s reputation:
“He just wants to stay relevant… so he takes pictures. But he’s not going to fight, you know. The UFC offered him this fight. As you and me know, this could be the greatest fight in UFC history… Why wouldn’t he want to cash that paycheck? Because he knows I’m going to kick his ass. And I’m not a wrestler, so if I beat him, it looks really bad for his brand, because I’m gonna beat him one way, f*****g in his face, stand up, hitting him, beating his ass.
Check out the interview below:
The Irishman appears to be planning to fight again in the first half of 2023. Although names like Michael Chandler have been mentioned as potential rivals for ‘The Notorious’, nothing has been officially confirmed.
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