“I know Usman is interested as I spoke with him briefly at the ESPYS,” Kawa said to MMA Junkie. “Usman is dying to get back in there, so he is definitely up for it.”
If Usman isn’t available for a bout, another person Masvidal would like to fight according to Kawa is former two division UFC champion Conor McGregor.
“Jorge didn’t want to wait, and we took the Askren fight knowing his next fight will be for the title if he won,” Kawa said. “So there is no hurry. Waiting for a title shot now makes most sense, unless it’s a payday (vs. McGregor).”
McGregor hasn’t competed since UFC 229, where he suffered a fourth round submission loss to UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.