Jorge Masvidal has made it clear he wants his next fight to pay the best, and he believes that is against Floyd Mayweather.
Altough he says McGregor is a big money fight that he would want in MMA.
Why Masvidal wants to scrap Mayweather is simple. He believes he is a good boxer and he wants the money that comes with it to help him and his family out.
“Me versus Mayweather. I want cash money, I got children and those children’s 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 added. “And I was like, ‘Wow, I can do them both of them at the same damn time.’ I fell in love with the UFC and that’s all I’ve done, the MMA. But I can box my ass off.”
“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. I am 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.”
In the end, he knows Mayweather is looking for a fight and the most competitive one would be against him, not guys like Khabib Nurmagomedov or Tenshin Nasukawa in RIZIN.
“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. “If 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.”
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Cole Shelton covers MMA for BJPenn.com, MMANews, and MyMMANews.com while also being the lead MMA odds writer for Sports Betting Dime