Jorge Masvidal was quick to call out Conor McGregor after his record-breaking knockout win over Ben Askren a few weeks ago at UFC 239.
But “Gamebred” understands UFC is a business, and if “Notorious” isn’t getting paid what he wants to return, he can’t do anything but respect the move.
“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,” Masvidal told TMZ Sports.
“He’s done a lot in this sport and he’s made his money already. If he feels he’s not getting the money he deserves to come back, man I’m the first one to applaud him and be like, ‘Do your thing my brother. Go get the money.’
“I always cheer for my MMA brothers and sisters. So if he feels he ain’t getting his money’s worth, I’m not gonna call ever him a p*ssy for that, or nothing like that. Go get your money’s worth. That’s the first thing I want to say.”
Still, Masvidal wants to make a case for himself, and says if Conor accepts a fight with him it will be right down his alley given the fact that both men know how to trash talk outside of the cage to drum up interest.
And inside the Octagon, both men are as real as it gets.
“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.”
“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.”
“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,’ he added.
“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.”
Look, Conor isn’t hurting for money, but when you have something a lot of people want, you have to get your money’s worth, and Conor commands the most in the game.
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