Jorge Masvidal was last seen in action in the main event of UFC 244, defeating Nate Diaz by third round TKO.
While his next fight has yet to be announced, it seems like Masvidal would rather face former two division UFC champion Conor McGregor instead of UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman.
“(I would pick) the Conor fight because the Conor fight is not going to be there,” Masvidal said on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show (via Mike Bohn of MMA Junkie). “The ‘Who?’ (Usman) is always going to be there. The owl, whatever they’re calling him. That fight is always going to be there. Somebody is always going to have that belt. So it’s not a big deal.”
It would appear that neither are going to be fighting Masvidal anytime soon, as McGregor is competing later this month at UFC 246 and Usman recently fought at UFC 245.
Masvidal says he would choose McGregor over Usman because facing McGregor is a bigger money fight.
“I would want that fight because it’s a big money fight,” Masvidal said. “It’s a two-time division champion, and he has an impressive record, and he comes to fight. So in that aspect, yes. We’re going to both sell out wherever we’re (expletive) fighting at, and it’s going to be violent. But if the dude doesn’t want to fight, I’m not a bully. Go do your thing. If he doesn’t want this, (expletive) him. You either want it, or you don’t. It’s fine if you don’t.”
McGregor recently stated that Masvidal and Usman are fighters he’d like to face, so a combination of the three could be meeting in the Octagon sometime in the future.