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Jorge Masvidal Names Only Condition He Would Face Khabib Nurmagomedov In UFC Clash

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.

And Masvidal has been heavily linked as a potential title challenger for current UFC welterweight champ Kamaru Usman.

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'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."

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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.

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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."

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'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."

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Topics: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Jorge Masvidal, UFC News, MMA News, Gamebred, UFC, eagle, 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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