The UFC record hold now has his sights set on former two division UFC champion Conor McGregor and Masvidal would like to break McGregor’s face if they do collide.
“Definitely the title, definitely Kamaru Usman interests me. He’s got the title and that’s what I want but he’s always having injuries and things are happening,” Masvidal said on The Dan LeBatard Show (via Damon Martin of MMA Fighting). “Another guy that interests me because it’s just a fight that if we made it, it’s going to sell a lot and I’m going to get the money that I deserve and you can see you put me in there in a fight and I’m going to fight. I’m going to give you what the fans. I’ve never pulled out of a fight. I want [Conor] McGregor. I want to break his face. I think that’s an easy paycheck. He’s got these cash symbols written all over his face for me. I just don’t see it going his way if I’m honest with you.”
Masvidal also mentioned UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman in the above statement and with Masvidal being ranked #3 at welterweight, a title shot could be on the horizon.
One thing Masvidal feels is that a bout against McGregor would be easy, especially since Masvidal believes that he can break McGregor.
“He backs down. He taps. I’ve never tapped in my whole entire career,” Masvidal said. “He’s tapped a couple times so that’s backing down in my book. It’s something I’ve never done and I feel like I’d break him. It would be an easy fight. It just means more money, more fans and then fight for the title. Either one of them makes sense to me.”
McGregor hasn’t competed since UFC 229, where he suffered a fourth round submission loss to UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.