“(McGregor) is one of the lottery tickets we’re possibly going to cash on in. It’s not the biggest lottery ticket, but it’s one of the lottery tickets,” Masvidal said to TMZ Sports (via Adam Martin of BJPenn.com). “Me versus Mayweather. I want cash money. I got children and those children got needs. I love to fight and one of my first loves growing up was boxing, and then I fell in love with wrestling and then UFC came about. And I was like, ‘Wow, I can do them both of them at the same damn time.’ I fell in love with the UFC and that’s all I’ve done, the MMA. But I can box my ass off.”
Masvidal has no professional boxing experience to speak of, but he does have a plethora of professional MMA and street fighting experience.
The UFC stars says that fans won’t expect him to fade against Mayweather like McGregor did during The Money Fight.
“Not saying I’m a better boxer than Mayweather but man, I’m gonna be in there with bad intentions trying to hurt him. I’m a well-conditioned athlete who’s not going to fade. I’m not going to fade in the eighth of ninth round (like McGregor). I’m going to be there for the whole night. I want to get into the biggest, toughest, roughest fights that I possibly can and make a paycheck for them as well, get compensated for my skills,” says Masvidal.
There is no word yet on when Masvidal or Mayweather will return to action, but McGregor is back in the Octagon at UFC 246.