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Ever since Conor McGregor scored a big-money boxing fight against Floyd Mayweather, every other MMA fighter has been trying to follow suit.

Among them is Jorge Masvidal, who says other than scoring a fight against Conor himself, boxing Floyd is the biggest lottery ticket for any fighter.

“(McGregor) is one of the lottery tickets we’re possibly going to cash on in”

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“It’s not the biggest lottery ticket, but it’s one of the lottery ticket,” Masvidal said in an interview with TMZ Sports (h/t

“Me versus Mayweather. I want cash money. I got children and those children got needs. I love to fight and one of my first loves growing up was boxing, and then I fell in love with wrestling and then UFC came about,” he said.

“Not saying I’m a better boxer than Mayweather but man, I’m gonna be in there with bad intentions trying to hurt him. I’m a well-conditioned athlete who’s not going to fade.”

According to Jorge, he feels he has a better gas tank than McGregor to give Floyd problems.

“I’m not going to fade in the eighth of ninth round (like McGregor). I’m going to be there for the whole night.”

“I want to get into the biggest, toughest, roughest fights that I possibly can and make a paycheck for them as well, get compensated for my skills.”

Masvidal had some words for Floyd if he indeed is going to end his retirement.

“If you’re looking for a fight, I’m right here. If you’re looking for an easy paycheck, then go back to Japan and beat up those little guys,” Masvidal said.

“You want to fight a guy like Khabib Nurmagomedov who doesn’t know how to box, if he wants to fight that guy, I get it, man. Mayweather has paid his dues, he can do whatever the hell he wants.”

“If he wants something he has to get up for early in the morning, train in the morning, train at night, that’s me, man. If you want something easy man, then yeah, get the other dudes.”

Floyd did tease something big with UFC in late 2020, so you can’t blame a fighter for shooting his shot trying to score a big-money fight against him.


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