Chael Sonnen believes that White is bluffing about the bout and is truly interested in booker McGregor against Masvidal.
“Conor vs. Masvidal is a really big fight,” Sonnen said on Beyond The Fight (via Fernando Quiles Jr. of MMA News). “It’s heel vs. heel. It’s bad guy vs. bad guy. Who could be worse? It’s amazing. From a box office standpoint, it’s amazing. And I feel as though the storyline has already been laid a little bit and Conor does need something to do and Masvidal does deserve something big to do. I’m not predicting for you guys that you’re gonna see Masvidal and Conor next, I’m not. But what I am saying is it is not a discussion or a narrative that needs to be just brushed off the table. It’s on the table. It’s on the table for sure. Something great is gonna happen for Jorge Masvidal. Something great always happens for Conor McGregor. We get it. It’s worth talking about.”
McGregor did get angry at White for stating that Masvidal was too big for him, as McGregor has fought before at welterweight.