Jorge Masvidal has a lot of options right now. The UFC welterweight became the first BMF champion when he beat Nate Diaz in New York this year. But he’d already brutally finished both Darren Till and Ben Askren. In short, 2019 has been insane for ‘Gamebred.’
He doesn’t look like slowing down anytime soon. The Cuban-American is currently trying to plot his next move. A title shot is available against the winner of Kamaru Usman v Colby Covington. However, financially speaking that may not be his best move.
If Conor McGregor gets past Donald Cerrone then that fight is possible. But there’s one other match-up that excites ‘Gamebred’ even more. Masvidal wants that money fight against Floyd Mayweather. But would the American boxing legend want that?
The fight that Masvidal wants is definitely against Floyd Mayweather. ‘Money’ has linked himself to a deal with the UFC in 2020. We’ve no idea what’s going to happen but they’re planning something. Could he be fighting Masvidal? If he does, then Masvidal is more than happy to acquiesce. He told TMZ:
“Me versus Mayweather. I want cash money. I got children and those children’s got needs. And I love to fight and one of my first loves growing up was boxing, and then I fell in love with wrestling and then UFC came about. And I was like, ‘Wow, I can do them both of them at the same damn time.’ I fell in love with the UFC and that’s all I’ve done, the MMA. But I can box my ass off.”
The MMA fighter accepts that he’s not a better boxer than Mayweather. But he’s got the brutality and the size to make a difference. He insists that he wouldn’t fade as Conor McGregor did. Would Mayweather really want to risk it against a man like Masvidal? He said:
“Not saying I’m a better boxer than Mayweather but man, I’m gonna be in there with bad intentions trying to hurt him. I’m a well-conditioned athlete who’s not going to fade. I’m not going to fade in the eighth of the ninth round. Plus I’m going to be there for the whole night. I want to get into the biggest, toughest, roughest fights that I possibly can and make a paycheck for them as well, get compensated for my skills.”
When asked if he had a message for Mayweather, Masvidal was very clear. He’s willing to fight anytime and anywhere. However, he respects that ‘Money’ has made his dollars. Masvidal insists though that if the 50-0 undefeated legend wants a challenge then he’s right here.
“If you’re looking for a fight, I’m right here. But if you’re looking for an easy paycheck, then go back to Japan and beat up those little guys,” Masvidal said. “If you want to fight a guy like Khabib Nurmagomedov who doesn’t know how to box, if he wants to fight that guy, I get it, man. Mayweather has paid his dues, he can do whatever the hell he wants. If he wants something he has to get up for early in the morning, train in the morning, train at night, that’s me, man. If you want something easy man, then yeah, get the other dudes.”