Jorge Masvidal thinks, despite some reports on Conor McGregor’s plans for 2020, the former two-division UFC champ does not want a fight with him.
McGregor returns to the Octagon at UFC 246 next week, taking on Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. Questions have been thrown around in anticipation of what could come for the Irish superstar with a win.
UFC President Dana White has previously said a win could get him a rematch with lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. McGregor has recently claimed he wants to be a champ-champ again, this time at lightweight and welterweight. There’s even the feeling McGregor will want a fight with Masvidal in the interim.
McGregor has previously teased going after the “BMF” title Masvidal was awarded by defeating Nate Diaz at UFC 244, while Masvidal has claimed he would destroy McGregor in the Octagon. White has even said he doesn’t want McGregor to fight Masvidal, stating Masvidal is “too big” for him.
But in a recent interview with Submission Radio, Masvidal says he feels the Irish star will detour from a fight with him.
“I don’t know if Conor wins it means that he fights me,” Masvidal said. “I really don’t know that. I don’t think so. From watching interviews, hearing things, I don’t think so. I think buddy goes a different path. Maybe I’m just looking into the future, but I don’t think so. I think I’m gonna end up making owl soup at some point this year.”
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