Jorge Masvidal is coming off of a stunning 5-second knockout win over former Bellator and ONE championship Welterweight champion Ben Askren at the T-Mobile Arena at UFC 239 last weekend.
With that win, Masvidal’s profile has risen tremendously and now he wants big money to fight in the Octagon again. In fact last week, he called out former two-division champion and Irish superstar Conor McGregor next.
But it looks like UFC president Dana White has other plans for Masvidal as he is not too keen about the idea of matching him with the Irishmen.
“Masvidal is too big for him,” Dana White said in a recent interview with TMZ even though he had already fought at 170 before. “I hated that he did it, not only I hated that he did it once, I hated that he did it twice,” White said.
“He [McGregor] doesn’t belong at that weight. There are plenty of fights for Masvidal at his weight division without Conor….He is too big for Conor…Conor doesn’t belong at 170, he’s got the balls to fight at 170 but he doesn’t belong there,” White concluded.
Conor McGregor last fought at UFC 229 against Khabib Nurmagomedov and lost the fight via submission in the fourth round.