It was lower than a yr in the past when Final Preventing Championship (UFC) President Dana White insisted that prime 170-pound contender Jorge Masvidal was “too massive” to be combating Conor McGregor, a former featherweight who additionally competed at each light-weight and welterweight.
I assume White was so impressed with McGregor’s efficiency in opposition to Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 again in January that he’s softened his stance on the Irishman’s tenure at 170 kilos. And his timing couldn’t have been higher, now that “Gamebred” is out there for a return bout.
How about McGregor vs. Masvidal on Combat Island?
“That’s a risk,” White instructed the “Menace and The Man Present” (by way of MMA Junkie). “The (Kamaru) Usman struggle is the struggle that is smart. It’s the struggle that should occur if Masvidal desires a title shot. However there’s one other fascinating struggle on the market for him proper now.”
White didn’t elaborate on Masvidal’s choices.
It’s arduous to think about what might entice “Gamebred” outdoors of Usman and McGregor. The previous gives the chance to seize welterweight gold whereas the latter will do extra for his checking account than all his earlier fights mixed.
There’s additionally the opportunity of a 170-pound grudge match in opposition to finest friend-turned-bitter rival Colby Covington, however once more, while you take a look at danger vs. reward, there’s not loads “Chaos” can provide outdoors of rented fashions and scripted smack discuss.
I assume we’ll discover out quickly sufficient.