UFC star Jorge Masvidal is in favor of a possible clash with the former UFC Double Champion Conor McGregor. He is also interested for the fight to take place in welterweight division. The 37-year-old Masvidal last appeared in the main event of UFC 272, losing a unanimous decision to Colby Covington. Five rounds apparently weren’t enough for the two fighters, as they recently made headlines outside of the cage following an altercation at a Miami restaurant where “Gamebred” allegedly sucker-punched Covington.
According to a recent interview with ESPN Deportes, “Gamebred” expects to be back in the cage sometime this year and thinks he can get right back into the mix for a title shot.
“…This year, I’ll guaranteed return. I don’t know the date yet. I think that with two fights, I can be in contention or in a title contender fight.”
Jorge Masvidal takes a shot at Conor McGregor
One possible opponent that’s been noted for Masvidal’s return is Conor McGregor. The two have taken verbal shots at each other on multiple occasions in the past, but Masvidal doesn’t believe McGregor poses much of a threat if they were to meet in the cage.
“He is false. He knows that I am a man who hits hard and that I come to kill. I do not come to hug in the cage,” Masvidal said. “I am going to give everything inside me to kill him. I have a little size, although now he’s shooting up and putting steroids and all kinds of things (in his body), but he is still a little boy.”
McGregor has fought at welterweight on three occasions in his career, most recently against Donald Cerrone in 2020. That bout was also McGregor’s last win, as he lost a pair of lightweight bouts to Dustin Poirier in 2021. We will have tot wait and see when the Irishman makes his return to the promotion.