UFC superstar Conor McGregor is used to being challenged by and talked about on social media, but the latest rival to do so would arguably be the Irish MMA legend’s toughest test. If not that, then at least the potential superfight between McGregor and welterweight star Jorge Masvidal would be in the running to shatter current box office records for UFC pay-per-view (PPV) events. After all, both McGregor and Masvidal have proved quite capable of selling PPV units on their own. Pitting them against each other on a card together would likely create a massive windfall for all parties involved.
Masvidal responded to a comment on Instagram Saturday about the potential blockbuster megafight, and the UFC “BMF” champ offered his bold prediction.
The fan posted, “I wanna see you dish out a 3 piece with a soda on McGregor! I’ll put my net worth on your win!”
“Easy money,” Masvidal replied.
Jorge Masvidal hailed superfight against Conor McGregor as “easy money”. 👀 pic.twitter.com/rFWILsXZEq
— Kelsey McCarson (@kelsey_mccarson) August 15, 2020
The “net worth” bet offered by the fan, by the way, would seem to be a substantial wager.
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McGregor vs. Masvidal Superfight
McGregor remains retired from MMA right now, so the potential McGregor vs. Masvidal superfight is something that will just have to remain debated about on the Internet for the foreseeable future.
If that’s the case, at least we already know where Masvidal stands on the matter. The 35-year-old told Heavy earlier this year that he’d love the chance to face McGregor, or what he termed as “the UFC’s golden cow”, but he’s not chasing that fight or any other one either.
Rather, Masvidal would rather let the biggest and best fights come to him.
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McGregor defeated Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone at UFC 246 in January via first-round knockout. But by June, McGregor was upset over how the UFC was handling his fighting career so he suddenly retired for the third time in four years.
“The game just does not excite me, and that’s that,” McGregor said. “All this waiting around. There’s nothing happening. I’m going through opponent options, and there’s nothing really there at the minute. There’s nothing that’s exciting me.”
Now, McGregor appears to be headed back into a boxing ring again, or at least it looks like that’s what he wants that to happen.
Meanwhile, Masvidal lost his last bout via unanimous decision against UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman.
Still, Masvidal’s performance on just six days’ notice was excellent, and his addition to the UFC 251 pay-per-view has been credited with helping that card sell 1.3 million PPV buys.
It also makes Masvidal one of the top overall draws in the sport.
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