Jorge Masvidal takes a swipe at Conor McGregor by branding him ‘very small and fragile’ while he continues to recover from his horror leg break… and says he doesn’t ‘need’ to face Notorious in a super-fight
- Jorge Masvidal has torn into Conor McGregor and blasted the superstar’s frame
- Despite speculation they may fight, Masvidal called McGregor ‘small and fragile’
- McGregor is currently recovering from the leg break he had sustained last month
- Masvidal also believes Notorious would not want to take him on in a super-fight
Jorge Masvidal has taken a swipe at Conor McGregor and labelled him ‘very small and fragile’, waving away speculation he may fight the superstar in a BMF title bout.
McGregor is currently recovering from the horror leg break he suffered in the opening round of his defeat by Dustin Poirier last month but, having quickly undergone surgery, is already focused on making a comeback.
He has been touted to face Masvidal in a mouth-watering future fight, but looks to have put to rest any prospect of a showdown between them after hitting out at McGregor’s frame and claiming he won’t want to take him on.
Jorge Masvidal (R) took a swipe at Conor McGregor by branding him ‘very small and fragile
McGregor is continuing to recover from the horror leg break he suffered against Dustin Poirier
‘I’m full man size. He’s like a very small, fragile dude,’ Masvidal told MMA Junkie.
‘He don’t want that. You can’t pay that man enough money, so that one’s OK. (I) don’t need it.’
‘The guy that gets me the closest and the fastest to the title bout is what I want next.
McGregor (left) has been touted to face Masvidal, but his potential opponent has little interest
‘That’s what I’m going to find out in two weeks, whoever the UFC’s like, “Man, this guy gets you quicker than anybody else and blah, blah, blah,” that’s it.
‘That’s what I have to take.’
Masvidal remains one of the finest welterweights in the world, despite coming into his next fight off the back of two defeats at the hands of champion Kamaru Usman.
Sitting top of the rankings, Usman also spared a savage comment for McGregor, having told him that he should ‘stick to the likes of Khabib and [Nate] Diaz’.
Masvidal believes that McGregor wouldn’t want to fight him and also says he is ‘full man size’
Indeed, McGregor has remained typically bullish in the face of his potential year away from the octagon, forcing Jake Paul to brand his decline as ’embarrassing’ in the latest of his insults directed towards the outspoken Irishman.
YouTuber-turned-boxer Paul has long-since been determined to fight McGregor, and infamously reduced his initial $50million offer to $10,000 and then $23 after the 33-year-old’s two chastening losses to Poirier.
Paul faces UFC legend Tyron Woodley next on August 29, in what will be the biggest fight of his blossoming boxing career so far, and says that McGregor’s supposed fall from grace has been difficult for him to watch.
Jake Paul continues to throw insults at McGregor, having labelled his decline ’embarrassing’
YouTube star Paul shared a ‘hitlist’ of the fighters he is looking to take on, including McGregor
‘It’s embarrassing,’ he told Mirror Fighting. ‘The big bad wolf is tumbling down and it’s almost sad to see.
‘He became such a huge superstar and it’s all slipping down beneath him right now.’
McGregor was named on the 12-man hit list compiled by Paul, which he also posted on social media recently. Also featured were the likes of Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and newfound rival Tommy Fury, the half-brother of Tyson.