Conor McGregor's dream of getting his hands on the BMF title have been dealt a blow, with Jorge Masvidal and his agent rejecting the Irishman's calls for a fight.
Masvidal fought Nate Diaz for the 'Baddest Motherf***er' title back in 2019, at UFC 244. The belt was just something dreamed up after Diaz made mention of the pair being the baddest motherf***ers in the game, following his win over Anthony Pettis.
Gamebred won the fight after the doctor had to stop the fight, due to a cut on the Stockton Sluggers' eye, not exactly in the spirit of the title unfortunately.
The title has never been fought for since but last year McGregor listed it as one of the things he was planning on going for.
On Thursday, Masvidal was asked about fighting the Notorious for the BMF belt, during a Twitter Q&A, and he clearly wasn't having any of it.
I don't think he can afford it https://t.co/g5ThVpGNBp- Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) July 29, 2021
And it wasn't the only time the potential match up has been brought up on social media this week, and it feels like it's definitely not happening anytime soon.
Another UFC fan tweeted a picture of the two fighters saying "Any one else think this would be a HUGE fight.. and I mean huge in ppv, huge in numbers and huge in action. Honestly dream fight right here."
The American fighter's manager Malki Kawa was quick to flatten any change of the fight, saying the former two weight UFC champion wasn't big enough for his client.
Kawa's sentiments do match those of UFC president Dana White, who in 2019 answered McGregor's chat about the BMF title by saying, "There's plenty of fights for him [Masvidal] in his weight division without Conor. He's too big for Conor doesn't belong in 170.
"[Conor] has the balls to fight at 170, but he doesn't belong there."
Masvidal has twice lost to Kamaru Usman, in an attempt to win the UFC welterweight title, in the past year, losing once on a decision and being knocked out in the second.
Usman is set to face Colby Covington in November, in another rematch against an opponent he's beaten, and Masvidal is clearly still trying to get to the title.
Asked who he wants to fight next, the 36-year-old said, "Anyone that gets me to the title again. I don't discriminate," and named Usman as his dream opponent.
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