When Conor McGregor and Jorge Masvidal started chirping at each other on social media, fight fans were excited at the possibility of seeing these two combatants face off inside the Octagon.
Unfortunately, UFC president Dana White put cold water on that talk before it picked up further momentum.
Why, you ask?
According to White, he feels Masvidal is simply too big for “Notorious,” and it wouldn’t be a far fight for the Irishman. Which is odd to say the least, as Conor has competed at 170 pound before, splitting a couple of fights against Nate Diaz.
145. 155. 170. pic.twitter.com/th9s9WVUNK
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) November 21, 2019
Diaz, coincidentally enough, just lost to Masvidal, so there is no reason to believe Conor won’t be big enough to fight Masvidal as well.
Nevertheless, that’s why “Notorious” is returning to fight Donald Cerrone at 170 pounds, to prove to UFC and Dana White that he can hang with the big boys according to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani.
If all goes as planned, “Notorious” will stay at Welterweight in hopes of landing a big fight against Jorge, who recently won the “BMF” title. The good thing is that Masvidal also prefers to fight Conor instead of a title shot against Kamaru Usman or Colby Covington.
That means if the stars align and “Notorious” takes out “Cowboy” at UFC 246 on January 18, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada, it could lead to a another “BMF” bout between Conor and Masvidal.
And Jorge better have the belt spit-shined and ready to go, according to Conor.
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