Conor McGregor 'Pissed Off' That Jorge Masdival Was Too Big For Him, Says UFC Boss Dana White

Conor McGregor has fired back at Dana White after the UFC president said that Jorge Masvidal was "too big" for him.

Masvidal stopped Ben Askren in just five seconds at UFC 239 and following his emphatic victory, he called out McGregor.

But White has played down a potential bout between McGregor and Masvidal as he cited the Irishman's size. The 31-year-old has since responded to White's claim and, unsurprisingly, he's disagreed with the UFC boss.

Speaking at the UFC 240 post-fight press conference, the 'Baldfather' said: "Masvidal's too big for him. I think Masvidal's too big, Conor disagrees. Conor was not happy that I said Masvidal was too big for him.

"[Conor said] that pisses me off that you said he's too big for me. I'm telling you guys, I've said it a million times and I'll say it again, this guy will fight anybody and I don't care if he's pissed off about it or not, I think that Masvidal is too big for Conor. If we ever get to that point, I'm sure it's something Conor and I will fight about."

McGregor hasn't fought since his submission defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229, but he's hellbent on returning to the famed Octagon.

"He wants to come back," White added. "Really what he's doing is seeing how everything plays out in September. Right now, Khabib and Poirier are fighting. You know how this business works, anything can happen and usually does.

"So I think he's just sort of waiting to see how it all plays out and does he have an opportunity somewhere to jump in and make something happen."

Image: PA
Image: PA

Masvidal, meanwhile, is campaigning for a shot at UFC gold though he'd settle for an "easy paycheck" against McGregor.

"I want [Conor] McGregor. I want to break his face," the veteran welterweight said. "I think that's an easy paycheck. He's got these cash symbols written all over his face for me. I just don't see it going his way if I'm honest with you.

"He backs down. He taps. I've never tapped in my whole entire career.

"He's tapped a couple times so that's backing down in my book. It's something I've never done and I feel like I'd break him. It would be an easy fight.

"It just means more money, more fans and then fight for the title. Either one of them makes sense to me."

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Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

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