Conor McGregor has all of his plans set for 2020.
To start, he will face Donald Cerrone in the main event of UFC 246 on Jan. 18, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Should he win there, he is in line for a rematch against Khabib Nurmagomedov for the Lightweight title.
After that, “Notorious” has his eyes set on a welterweight bout against Jorge Masvidal, the hottest fighter of 2019.
But he only wants the fight if “Gamebred” is willing to out his “BMF” title up for grabs, a belt he won by defeating Nate Daiz at UFC 244.
That’s according to Dana White, who says he knows Conor all too well to not want the biggest fights imaginable.
“Conor has this idea, too, that if things don’t go his way and he [doesn’t] get the fight [with Khabib], he’ll have had a 170 fight in his pocket again and [is] considering a [Jorge] Masvidal fight,” White said in an interview with ESPN as transcribed by MMA Fighting.
“I think everybody knows what I think about it. I think it’s a bad idea.”
“Conor gets pissed off when I say it’s a bad idea, and he’s like, ‘You think I can’t beat Masvidal?’ I’m not saying you can’t beat Masvidal,” he added.
“Anybody can beat anybody on any given day, but why? Why go after that fight when you could possibly just wait?”
“Conor wants that belt from Masvidal,” White said. “I did it as a one off and like I said, it was fun. It was awesome. We’ll see what happens.”
Masvidal, meanwhile, has gone on record saying he will never put the title up for anyone, but something tells me he’d be willing to do it in order to land the whale of a fight against Conor.
Please follow Mystic Mac on Instagram HERE
Also follow Mystic Mac on Facebook HERE