Jorge Masvidal Names Only Condition He Would Face Khabib Nurmagomedov In UFC Clash
BMF champ Jorge Masvidal has admitted the only way he would face Khabib Nurmagomedov is if there's a lucrative payday attached to the UFC showdown.
The 35-year-old American MMA star hasn't fought since his victory over Nate Diaz last November at UFC 244 in Madison Square Garden.
And Masvidal has been heavily linked as a potential title challenger for current UFC welterweight champ Kamaru Usman.
'Gamebred' has suggested that he could face Khabib after a clash with Usman, but he said that the clash wouldn't come cheap for UFC president Dana White.
"The money is gonna talk, man," he said, before adding: "155 [pounds] is such a battle.
"Once I'm at around 172-173 pounds, I'm at around five per cent body fat already, six per cent body fat.
"I don't have a lot of room to play with and still get to 155. It's a lot of water."
Masvidal, who has previously called out UFC superstar Conor McGregor, would need to drop at least 15 to 20lbs to meet Khabib at the lightweight limit.
The UFC star hasn't ruled out the possibility of shedding the weight needed to meet the lightweight champ inside the octagon.
And Masvidal admitted that he would be confident in beating Khabib, though he reiterated that he would need to be "rewarded so m***********g handsomely for me to drop down to 155."
'Gamebred' explained: "At 155 it'd be a little different. But that's not to say that I couldn't win and that I couldn't make the weight.
"I would just have to be rewarded so m***********g handsomely for me to drop down to 155 and compete with anybody. I would love to do it."
Khabib, 31, is scheduled to face Tony Ferguson in a highly-anticipated clash at UFC 249 on 18th April.
But UFC president White has confirmed that the fight won't take place in Brooklyn or Las Vegas due to the coronavirus outbreak.
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