Conor McGregor Could Face Jorge Masvidal For BMF Title On Fight Island
Jorge Masvidal's 'something interesting' could be a fight against Conor McGregor on UFC's 'Fight Island,' after Dana White suggested that the Irishman might be Gamebred's next opponent.
UFC holds its first event since the behind closed doors event on March 14th this weekend when, nearly a month after its initial date, UFC 249 finally goes ahead.
From next month UFC president White is hoping to put on more events on his now infamous 'Fight Island' and, after saying they were lining up 'something interesting' for Masvidal, has suggested the BMF champion could face McGregor in the near future.
"The Usman fight is the fight that makes sense," White said to the Menace and The Man Podcast about Masvidal facing welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, "It's the fight that needs to happen if Masvidal wants a title shot.
"But, yeah, there's another interesting fight out there for him right now."
When asked about a BMF title defence against McGregor on the Island, White said, "Very good point. That's a possibility too."
Masvidal, who had an incredible 2019, won the 'Baddest Motherf**ker' Title in a fight against Nate Diaz last year, when the referee wouldn't let the Stockton Slugger continue.
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The pair had essentially thought the title belt into existence by considering each other worthy of holding the title and the UFC made it into existence but it was initially expected to be a one and done thing.
McGregor returned to action after over a year out to beat Donald Cerrone in January and was being linked with a fight with Justin Gaethje next.
Gaethje is now facing Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 after McGregor's fiercest rival had to pull out of finally facing Ferguson, due to being grounded in Russia during the current world crisis.
That leaves the former two weight champion looking for his next fight and he's also been linked with potentially taking on Diaz for their hotly anticipated trilogy fight.
White has previously claimed on an ESPN Instagram Live that 'Fight Island' will be ready next month, saying, "Fight Island should be up and running in June.
"So I should be able to start running international events in June. From May 9 to May 23, we'll knock out four shows. And then in June, we can start international stuff on the island."
UFC 249 on Saturday night comes from Jacksonville, Florida and will once again be behind closed doors. It is one of the most stacked cards in a long time and is the first major live sport many will have watched for about two months.
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