Dana White says Conor McGregor’s main goal is to rematch Khabib Nurmagomedov after UFC 246 against Donald Cerrone. But, if that doesn’t happen the Irishman wants Jorge Masvidal.
Yet, White has said it is a bad idea for McGregor to fight Masvidal.
“The other thing is that Conor has this idea that if things don’t go his way [and he doesn’t get Khabib], he’ll have a fight at 170[-pounds] in his pocket again and [will be] considering a Masvidal fight,” White said, speaking to ESPN (via The MacLife). “I think everybody knows what I think about it. I think it’s a bad idea, but Conor gets pissed off when I say it’s a bad idea.
“He’s like, ‘You think I can’t beat Masvidal?’ You know. That whole thing. I’m not saying he can’t beat Masvidal, anyone can beat anyone on any day but why? Why go after that fight when you could possibly just wait? This is the reason why Conor McGregor is so intriguing and why so many fans want to watch him fight.
“And you got the fact that a guy is willing to fight anybody. Believe me, I’ve said this a million times and I’ll say it again. I’ve been in the trenches when we’re standing in the living room and fights pull out. Conor McGregor will fight anybody.”
Although his eyes are set on rematching Nurmagomedov given the bad blood they have, Conor McGregor has a simple reason as to why he wants Jorge Masvidal. That is for the BMF belt which “Gamebred” won by beating Nate Diaz at UFC 244.
“Conor wants that belt. Conor wants that belt from Masvidal,” he said.
For all this to happen, Conor McGregor will need to beat Donald Cerrone on Jan. 18 at UFC 246. If he does that, he will have his option between the title fight or Jorge Masvidal.
Cole Shelton covers MMA for BJPenn.com, MMANews, and MyMMANews.com while also being the lead MMA odds writer for Sports Betting Dime