As well as teasing a fight with the Irishman, top UFC welterweight contender Jorge Masvidal has shared his praise for former champ-champ and UFC superstar Conor McGregor.
Masvidal (34-13) scored the fastest knockout in UFC history in his last fight against Ben Askren at UFC 239, knocking out the former undefeated ‘Funky’ in just 5-seconds with a flying knee. Following his win over Askren, Masvidal said he wanted to fight McGregor and talking to TMZ Sports he doubled down on his call-out.
“First, let me say whether Conor takes it or not — because people be putting sometimes words in people’s mouths, from my mouth in particular — I got good things to say about Conor. He’s done a lot in this sport and he’s made his money already. (Transcription via MMA Fighting)
“Let’s just fight, what I signed up for, and that’s it. Conor wants the fight, I want the fight, it’ll happen. If not, I don’t want anybody putting words in my mouth or nothing like that. The dude is a f-cking G, bro. He did his thing. He wants more money and he’s not getting it, who am I to blame him? I would never tell a guy, ‘You’re a b-tch for not taking a fight.’ No, he wants to get paid his money. He deserves it. I’m in the same place right now. I want an upgrade from where I’ve been at.”
McGregor hasn’t fought in the UFC since losing a fourth-round submission to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 in October 2018. Meanwhile Masvidal has only fought twice since November 2017, but both have been knockout wins with ‘Gamebred’ stopping Darren Till before his most recent KO over Askren.
“The second thing is, if he wants to come back and he wants somebody who’s gonna stand with him and give him the type of fights that he likes, look no further my brother. Let’s not flirt with each other and all this sh-t. I’ve got a big buzz going on because I’m known and put people to sleep. You’ve got a huge buzz because you put people to sleep. Let’s do this. That’s it. It has to be no back and forth and all that flirty sh-t like we’re in high school. Let’s just scrap if we’re gonna scrap. If not, NEXT.”