‘He’s a Very Small Fragile Dude’- Jorge Masvidal Doesn’t Want To Fight Conor McGregor

Published 08/21/2021, 12:29 PM EDT
Las Vegas , United States – 6 October 2018; Conor McGregor prior to facing Khabib Nurmagomedov in their UFC lightweight championship fight during UFC 229 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)


UFC’s BMF champion, Jorge Masvidal, is ready to be back in action. ‘Gamebred’ was baptized by Kamaru Usman at the main event of UFC 261 as he suffered a brutal knockout loss. The ATT superstar is looking to work his way back to another title shot and looking for a suitable opponent.

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Many have suggested that it is time that Masvidal puts his BMF title on the line and fights someone like Conor McGregor. Former UFC star, Chael Sonnen has been the biggest advocate for that match-up. While it will be a treat for the fans to see two of the biggest UFC stars share the Octagon, Masvidal believes that’s not a fight McGregor wants.

LAS VEGAS, NV – JANUARY 16: UFC welterweight Jorge Masvidal interacts with the media during the UFC 246 Ultimate Media Day at UFC APEX on January 16, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

I’m full man size. He’s like a very small, fragile dude, He don’t want that. You can’t pay that man enough money, so that one’s OK. Don’t need it,” said Masvidal in a recent interview with MMAJunkie. “The guy that gets me the closest and the fastest to the title bout,” he added about a potential next fight for him.

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‘Gamebred’ also added that the fighter that will get him closest to a title shot is who he wants next. “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 blah, blah, blah,’ that’s it. That’s what I have to take,” said Masvidal.

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Conor McGregor vs Jorge Masvidal needs to happen at some point

McGregor and Masvidal are two of the biggest superstars of the current roster. Also, both of them are magnificent strikers. While Masvidal has left his lightweight days way behind him, McGregor has fought at welterweight 3 times. So, a fight between them is, of course, a possibility.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 02: Jorge Masvidal of the United States fights against Nate Diaz (not pictured) of the United States in the Welterweight “BMF” championship bout during UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden on November 02, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)

But it seems like Masvidal will fight either Gilbert Burns, Leon Edwards, and Nate Diaz next time he steps inside the Octagon. What the UFC has in store of ‘Gamebred‘, remains to be seen.

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Apratim Banerjee

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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