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Jorge Masvidal beat Nate Diaz in their much hyped ‘BMF’ title fight earlier this month at UFC 244 and continues to eye another lucrative bout, with Conor McGregor firmly in his sights. Although, according to Masvidal, “The Notorious” doesn’t want anything to do with him after seeing his latest performance.
Masvidal’s meteoric rise in 2019 is nothing short of amazing, which is why the 34-year-old is looking to cash in on his popularity as much as he can.
“Gamebred” said on his appearance on The Dan LeBatard Show that he is aware of what a fight against McGregor would do to his bank account, but believes the Irishman has gone uncharacteristically quiet after he saw what he did to Diaz earlier this month and now doesn’t want any part of it (via MMAJunkie.com).
“To be quite frank, he was flirting with fighting the winner when the possibility of the winner was Nate,” Masvidal said. “And he kept throwing it out there. He even made his prediction he thought Nate would win. Since I’ve won, he hasn’t said a peep to address me or nothing.”
Masvidal also said he won’t force McGregor into a fight by calling him out on social media, but said he’s down if he changes his mind.
“I’m not a bully, either,” Masvidal said. “I’m not going to be one of these cyber bullies. If you don’t want to fight, I don’t want to fight. If you want to fight, I’m licking my chops. Man, we’re going shopping. We’re going to do it big. You know what I’m saying? That dude don’t want it.”