“Would’ve broke PPV records,” Jorge Masvidal blames Conor McGregor for failing to make record-breaking matchup

Jorge Masvidal was the second popular UFC fighter at one point behind Conor McGregor. However, the two were never scheduled to fight for the title.


“Would’ve broke PPV records,” Jorge Masvidal blames Conor McGregor for failing to make record-breaking matchup

Jorge Masvidal says Conor McGregor did not wanted to fight him. (via Imago)

Some fights in the world of MMA make sense, even if it’s just a thought. One of these fights was between the former BMF champion Jorge Masvidal and the former 2 division champion, Conor McGregor. Despite great fan anticipation, a fight between the two MMA legends never took place. It left many dissatisfied.

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Jorge Masvidal didn’t mince words in a recent exclusive interview with Sportskeeda MMA, putting the responsibility directly on McGregor’s shoulders for the squandered chance. This is what he had to say:

Conor is a f***ing headcase. He never wanted to fight me. It's not the UFC's fault. It's more him. Definitely would've broke pay-per-view records.
Jorge Masvidal via Sportskeeda interview.

Jorge Masvidal made an MMA record in the UFC 239 match between him and Ben Askren. Masvidal saw an opening and sprang forward with a flying knee. Masvidal’s lightning-quick victory not only cemented his position in MMA history but also established a new record for the fastest knockout in UFC history, which still stands today. Jorge Masvidal’s last fight in the sport of MMA came against Gilbert Burns at UFC 287. However, he remains focused on combat sports and remains active in MMA communities.

According to Masvidal, McGregor’s decision to dodge their possible fight deprived the MMA world of the opportunity to witness a historic event. The event may have destroyed previous pay-per-view records. Fight fans would have loved to see this bout between these two legends. But, given the crossover bouts currently in trend, fight fans can’t rule out this bout just yet. Conor McGregor will return to fight in 2024 against Michael Chandler.

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Jorge Masvidal eyeing Boxing debut in 2024

Jorge Masvidal declared his retirement from MMA earlier this year after losing to Gilbert Burns at UFC 287. He is gearing up for a new challenge. Masvidal, a widely known name in mixed martial arts, intends to enter the boxing ring in early 2024. The announcement follows a six-month hiatus from competitive combat.

Jorge Masvidal gearing up for his boxing debut in 2024.
Jorge Masvidal gearing up for his boxing debut in 2024. (via IMDb)

Masvidal didn’t name any names. However, his interview with ESPN revealed that he would fight in the square ring early in 2024. Here is what Masvidal recently disclosed to ESPN, saying:

No names right now, but I can tell you it’s early next year, and I can tell you somebody is going to get killed.
Jorge Masvidal via ESPN

Gamebred’s record stands at 35 wins and 17 losses in 52 contests. However, he is gearing up for a new challenge in the boxing ring. Masvidal has good striking skills, and it should translate in the boxing ring very well. The announcement follows a six-month hiatus from competitive combat.

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