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UFC star Jorge Masvidal has joined the long list of MMA fighters who have called on Conor McGregor to be the man he will face when he returns.

The Irishman has been out of action since suffering a fractured tibia and fibula at UFC 264 in July 2021, but is closing in on a return to the Octagon which is expected to take place in 2022.

After bulking up in his spare time, McGregor has announced plans to return to welterweight

‘Gamebred’ has previously suggested that ‘Notorious’ has a drug problem that could soon end his fighting career and that’s why he wants to welcome the UFC legend to the octagon in November or December.

“Before this guy likes cocaine overdoses and the fight never happens and I don’t make that much easy money. I just wanna smash Conor’s face,” Masvidal said on the BLOCKPARTY podcast.

“Let’s take that paycheck, get rid of it, sell the most pay-per-views before this guy gets hurt or hurts somebody else. I’m just like ‘boom’, get that check real quick ’cause I got kids. I need the fucking money.

A fight with McGregor is known to mean big payday and this will likely be seen as Masvidal trying to coax the Irishman into accepting given that there was never any suggestion that McGregor was an illegal drug user.

He has endless options for his comeback fight. This is something Masvidal is aware of and so he has an alternate opponent in mind for his next fight.

‘Before he overdoses on cocaine’ – UFC star Jorge Masvidal wants to fight Conor McGregor ASAP, but also has Gilbert Burns in his sights

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Masvidal says top welterweight Gilbert Burns is another option for him

‘Before he overdoses on cocaine’ – UFC star Jorge Masvidal wants to fight Conor McGregor ASAP, but also has Gilbert Burns in his sights


‘Gamebred’ is currently in trouble after allegedly attacking Covington after their fight at UFC 272

“If I can’t have Conor, I’m probably thinking Gilbert [Buns]. Gilbert is a good fight for me. I love him as a fighter because he comes to fight. He comes in and can subdue a guy or knock a guy out, fuck it,” he said.

“We are going to give the fans a bloody fight if that happens. I think everyone will be very happy with this fight, so it’s a fight that I would like to do.

‘Street Jesus’ hasn’t fought since suffering a unanimous decision loss at the hands of former teammate turned foe Colby Covington at UFC 272 earlier this year.

Masvidal reportedly decided to take his beef with Covington to the streets of Miami after the fight, delivering multiple punches to ‘Chaos’ which caused a fractured tooth and led to the arrest and charge of the holder. BMF title for aggravated battery.

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