2022 could be an exciting year to come in the professional MMA world and it could also be the final year that Masvidal competes, assuming the fighter follows through on his retirement plans.
“I want to fight three more (expletive) years, is what I want to do – and at the highest level,” Masvidal told MMA Junkie. “I don’t want to be some bum dude that had a name – no, no, no. I want to be at the highest level when I walk away. It will be on my terms. It’s definitely going to be three years, though.”
If there is one fighter that Masvidal has his eyes on right now, it would be former two division UFC champion Conor McGregor.
“We’ve got Conor coming up,” Masvidal said. “Conor’s hinted to wanting to fight. Maybe he does, maybe he doesn’t – we don’t know what Conor’s really thinking. All we know is, I’ve got a task list. I can’t show it to the world, but I’ve got a nice task list. You think a lot of things that happened last year were by coincidence, but they’re not. A lot of those things were methodically planned to the point I had written down a lot of them and said, ‘These are the goals I’d like to accomplish this year.'”
The BMF Champion also laid out stipulations for those who wish to challenge for the gold, so some title defense could be in Masvidal’s future as well.