Conor McGregor vs Jorge Masvidal- Dana White Hints at Mega Fight on Fight Island

Published 05/05/2020, 11:36 PM EDT


Dana White is readying himself for an unprecedented 3 fight events in a week. However, he cannot just sit still as he needs to plan for more events if he is to achieve his objective of restoring normalcy to the world. In a chat with Barstool Sports’ Robbie Fox, the UFC President revealed a blockbuster fight involving Conor McGregor that could take place next month. 

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Conor McGregor wants to fight on Fight Island 

“He and I were texting,” said White. “He’s asking me what date can I fight on fight Island and will there be fans. Conor’s asking me Conor wants to fight so.” 

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Upon being quizzed regarding a potential opponent, White said, “no, we’re not talking about a specific opponent but he wants to fight. He wants to fight, it sounds like he wants to fight in June and he’s asking if there would be fans there. There would not be fans and the fight would be either mid-June or end of June.” 

White refused to divulge on a specific opponent. However, he did hint at one person in a chat with Dennis Bermudez on the Menace and the Man podcast. They were discussing Jorge Masvidal. White said the Usman fight is there, but added, “but, yeah, there’s another interesting fight out there for him right now.”

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White sent fans and the internet into overdrive when he admitted a Notorious-Gamebred clash was “a possibility too.”

‘Gamebred’ is due to fight with ‘The Nigerian Nightmare.’ The two have constantly indicated they are ready. However, a contract hasn’t been signed yet. 

The BMF Champion is on a 3 fight win streak. This includes a UFC record 5-second knockout of Ben Askren at UFC 239 and a TKO win over Nate Diaz 4 months later to claim the symbolic title.

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‘Notorious’ made a return to the Octagon in January and ended Donald Cerrone 40 seconds into the first round. He wants to fight three times a year. With the absence of top candidates, he would surely relish a chance at another belt. 

Do you see Conor McGregor facing Jorge Masvidal in the Octagon on the beach?

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Reubyn Coutinho

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Reubyn Coutinho is a Combat Sports editor at EssentiallySports with over 2 years of journalistic experience. Having earned his bachelor's degree in Mass Media with a specialization in Journalism from Xavier's College, Reubyn has interned with the sports desks at DNA and Times Now before joining EssentiallySports to further his passion for sports content. Reubyn has interviewed former UFC champions like 'Mighty Mouse' Demetrious Johnson and Miesha Tate.

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