After his record triumph over Ben Askren last weekend at UFC 239, Jorge Masvidal has his sights set on either a welterweight title against Kamaru Usman or a big payday against Conor McGregor.
Masvidal (34-13) scored a five-second flying KO over Askren at UFC 239 to record the fastest knockout in UFC history, and most likely also claimed the 2019 Knockout of the Year. Now ranked number three with 170 pounds , "Gamebred" spoke on "The Dan LeBatard Show" about his hopes of fighting for the title, or securing a fight against UFC superstar Conor McGregor.
"Definitely the title, definitely Kamaru Usman interests me. He has the title and that's what I want, but he's always injured and things are happening, "said Masvidal." Another guy that interests me because it's just a fight, if we get it, it will sell a lot and I'll get the money I deserve. and you can see that you put me there in a fight and I & # 39; I'm going to fight. I'll give you what the fans. I have never retired from a fight.
"I want [Conor] McGregor. I want to break his face. I think it's an easy paycheck. He has these cash symbols written on his face for me. I just do not see it your way if I'm honest with you. "
McGregor has been called by a long list of names during his nine months of absence from MMA, but a fight between him and Masvidal seems unlikely given that & # 39; Notorious & # 39; He usually fights in lightweight, however, he has competed in 170 pounds twice in his career in the UFC.
"He's backing down, he's playing." I've never tapped in my entire career, "Masvidal said of McGregor." He has intervened a couple of times, so he's going backwards in my book. It's something I've never done and I feel I would break it. It would be an easy fight.
"It just means more money, more fans and then fight for the title. Either one makes sense to me.