Image source: Jorge Masvidal Twitter (@GamebredFighter)
The official BMF champion, Jorge Masvidal, made an appearance on The Dan Le Batard Show to discuss the fight with Diaz and what is coming up next for him.
Masvidal was asked if he knows who he will be fighting next and he really does seem interested in whichever opponent draws the most money.
Whenever money fights are discussed in MMA the McGregor name immediately gets brought to the forefront of the conversation. Le Batard continued to ask Masvidal if he wants the fight with Conor McGregor but Masvidal insists the Irishman doesn’t want the fight.
“To be quite frank, he was flirting with fighting the winner when the possibility of the winner was Nate. He kept throwing it out there and he even made his prediction that he thought Nate was going to win.
Since I’ve won, he hasn’t said a peep to address me or nothing. So I’m not a bully either, I’m not going to be one of these cyber bullies. If you don’t want to fight, I don’t want to fight. Now if you want to fight, I’m licking my chops; man, we’re going shopping, we’re going to do it big. But that dude doesn’t want it man.”
The conversation then moved on to the main event fight at UFC 244. Le Batard did make an argument for Nate Diaz that Diaz often does come on strong late in fights and referenced the McGregor vs Diaz fight. Masvidal used the reference to take a shot at McGregor and explained why he feels they are two completely different fighters.
“Yeah, against McGregor but we’re talking about a tiger from the wild and an animal that’s been domesticated so it’s a huge difference. I don’t get tired and shy away from anybody. I’ve lost fights because I’ve been outpointed or I’ve been out skilled in a position, but I’ve never lost a fight because my fatigue was in question, I was hurt, I was tired, and I was backing up. My nickname dictates that I’m not taking a step back whether I’m tired or hurt you’re just going to get more of a dog out of me.”