jorge Masvidal has been linked recently to a potential fight with Conor McGregor, and though ‘Gamebred’ is down to make that fight happen, he’s made it clear he doesn’t have any bad blood with the former two-weight champion.
“First, let me say whether Conor takes it or not — because people be putting sometimes words in people’s mouths, from my mouth in particular — I got good things to say about Conor. He’s done a lot in this sport and he’s made his money already,” Masvidal told TMZ Sports.
“Let’s just fight, what I signed up for, and that’s it. Conor wants the fight, I want the fight, it’ll happen. If not, I don’t want anybody putting words in my mouth or nothing like that. The dude is a f-cking G, bro. He did his thing. He wants more money and he’s not getting it, who am I to blame him? I would never tell a guy, ‘You’re a b-tch for not taking a fight.’ No, he wants to get paid his money. He deserves it. I’m in the same place right now. I want an upgrade from where I’ve been at.
“The second thing is, if he wants to come back and he wants somebody who’s gonna stand with him and give him the type of fights that he likes, look no further my brother. Let’s not flirt with each other and all this sh*t. I’ve got a big buzz going on because I’m known and put people to sleep. You’ve got a huge buzz because you put people to sleep. Let’s do this. That’s it. It has to be no back and forth and all that flirty sh*t like we’re in high school. Let’s just scrap if we’re gonna scrap. If not, NEXT.”
McGregor has so far not responded to Masvidal’s comments, but last weekend Dana White acknowledged that the Irish superstar had been unhappy at him for suggesting that ‘Gamebred’ was too big for him.
Nonetheless, White indicated that he was still opposed to the match-up based on the size difference.