White just lately said one other “fascinating” choice is on the desk for Masvidal (35-13 MMA, 12-6 UFC). Whether or not there are different potentialities or not, White nonetheless thinks Masvidal vs. Usman (16-1 MMA, 11-Zero UFC) is the struggle to make.
White offered some readability on the scenario throughout a Monday look on the “Menace and The Man Present” podcast.
“No, the Usman struggle is the struggle that is sensible,” White mentioned. “It’s the struggle that should occur if Masvidal needs a title shot. However there’s one other fascinating struggle on the market for him proper now.”
When requested if a “BMF” title protection on “Combat Island” towards former UFC twin champion Conor McGregor (22-Four MMA, 10-2 UFC) may very well be an choice, White didn’t rule it out.
“(That’s a) excellent level,” White mentioned. “That’s a risk, too.”
Solely time will inform who’s subsequent for Masvidal, White mentioned in an earlier interview. There are nonetheless lots of shifting elements. White indicated the promotion is targeted on its occasions Could 9, 13 and 16, all of which happen in Jacksonville, Fla.
Previous to the coronavirus pandemic resulting in the postponement of the upcoming UFC schedule, all indicators pointed to Usman vs. Masvidal as a possible matchup for UFC 252 on July 11. The occasion was purported to coincide with the annual “Worldwide Combat Week,” which White has since mentioned will doubtless be canceled.