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Jorge Masvidal's Next Fight Will Be The Biggest Of His Career And The Biggest In UFC History

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Jorge Masvidal's Next Fight Will Be The Biggest Of His Career And The Biggest In UFC History

Jorge Masvidal should face Conor McGregor in his next fight, that's the thought of UFC commentator Jon Anik, who says the world is Gamebred's 'oyster' right now.

The Baddest Motherf**ker in the game fought at UFC 251 on Fight Island just 10 days ago, taking on welterweight champion Kamaru Usman at just six days' notice.

He may have lost but Gamebred's popularity, which led to him being on the cover of UFC 4, means that his next fight will be just as high profile and Anik thinks it should be the ultimate high profile matchup, against McGregor.

"The world is Jorge Masvidal's oyster right now," the commentator told Insider, "Any fight that Jorge Masvidal wants is at his disposal right now.

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"I certainly have a healthy appetite for the Nate Diaz rematch. I think Conor McGregor would probably be my first choice, because of the magnitude of that fight.

"That's north of two million pay-per-view buys given the early returns on the number we did at UFC 251 but Masvidal has really bet on himself, and cashed.

"So all of the big fights are available to him. It's just going to be a matter of what [UFC matchmaker] Sean Selby and [UFC president] Dana White choose to do."

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The fact he had less than a week to prepare for the fight, after Gilbert Burns had to pull out of the fight due to a positive Covid-19 test, left some calling for an immediate rematch for the 35-year-old against Usman.

However the Nigerian Nightmare is likely to take on his original opponent in his next fight, though a rematch for Masvidal somewhere down the line is likely.

Even before the Fight Island pay-per-view main event, Dana White admitted that Masvidal vs McGregor was probably the biggest fight he could put on.

The show then did a reported buyrate of 1.3 million, making it the most watched card since McGregor took on Khabib Nurmagomedov, and the biggest of any show that didn't see the Irishman compete.

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Masvidal offered to 'run it back' after defeating Diaz. Image: PA Images
Masvidal offered to 'run it back' after defeating Diaz. Image: PA Images

The Notorious is still 'retired' but is expected to become active once again as soon as the right opportunity presents itself, and a huge money fight with the BMF champ would surely entice him back.

A rematch for that belt with Diaz is another possibility for Masvidal. The Miami native was dominating the fight when it was stopped by the referee at the end of the third but fans, and the Stockton Slugger, still felt short changed by the way it ended.

Who do you want to see Masvidal face next? Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Conor Mcgregor, Nate Diaz, Jorge Masvidal, UFC News, MMA News, Gilbert Burns, UFC 251, UFC, MMA, Dana White, Kamaru Usman

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