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Jorge Masvidal Calls Out Floyd Mayweather For A Crossover Fight In Zuffa Boxing

Jorge Masvidal Calls Out Floyd Mayweather For A Crossover Fight In Zuffa Boxing

BMF champ Jorge Masvidal has insisted that he is the "top candidate" to face Floyd Mayweather in Zuffa Boxing.

UFC president Dana White has been keen to venture into the boxing world and plans to launch Zuffa under the UFC umbrella.

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Speaking to Sports Illustrated, Masvidal revealed that Mayweather would be coming to Zuffa and he is the right man to face the ex-boxing superstar.

"Mayweather is coming over to Zuffa Boxing [which is owned by the UFC]," the 35-year-old UFC star said.

"[The promotion is] going to be looking for [a mixed martial artist] to fight him [in a boxing match] and it appears as if I'm the top candidate.

"That's the fight we're all looking to close."

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Masvidal, who defeated Nate Diaz at UFC 244 last month, has been eager to follow in the same footsteps as Conor McGregor and set up a lucrative crossover fight.

'Gamebred' has previously called out Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez and vowed to 'break his face' in a potential blockbuster boxing match.

Mayweather, 42, stunned fight fans in November after he announced that he is "coming out of retirement in 2020."

The undefeated former boxer posted on social media: "Dana White and I are working together again to bring the world another spectacular event in 2020."

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White, 50, revealed back in August that he was aiming for Zuffa to be "fully functional and running by October."

But the UFC chief recently admitted there have been problems with rolling out the project fully, but he has reaffirmed his commitment to the boxing venture.

He told Yahoo! Sports ahead of UFC 245: "Like in all businesses, there's potholes in the road and speed bumps that you have to deal with.

"I'm still dealing with that stuff. Once I get all my ducks in a row, I will announce [Zuffa Boxing].

"We'll do a press conference and we'll get this whole thing rolling."

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Topics: Jorge Masvidal, Boxing News, UFC News, MMA News, Boxing, Money, Gamebred, UFC, MMA

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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