McGregor issues fast food dig at Masvidal after ‘midget’ put-down… but showdown seems distant prospect
Masvidal claimed the inaugural UFC ‘BMF’ title in New York on Saturday night, defeating Nate Diaz after a doctor refused to allow the Californian out for the fourth round of the fight due to a gash to his right eye.Also on rt.com UFC 244: Jorge Masvidal promises Nate Diaz rematch after 'BMF' title fight stopped by the doctor: 'We're going to run it back!'
After being crowned the UFC’s ‘Baddest Motherf*cker’, Masvidal dismissed the idea that he could face McGregor – a man who has proclaimed to be the rightful owner of the title.
“You know what the f*ck I’ll do to that little dude, I’ll f*ck that little guy up. He's a f*cking midget!” the 5ft 11in Masvidal said of the 5ft 8in McGregor at the post-fighter presser at Madison Square Garden.
"Dana White, president of this motherf*cking company, said that I'm too much of a man for him. I get it why people want to see him hurt for the stunts he’s been pulling. But he don't want this sh*t, he's just talking so he can get his name out there,” Masvidal added.Also on rt.com 'I'll f*ck that little guy up': Jorge Masvidal fires warning to 'midget' Conor McGregor after beating Diaz at UFC 244 (VIDEO)
‘The Notorious’ responded on social media, using the iconic “three piece and a soda” phrase that Masvidal himself coined when he clashed with UFC fighter Leon Edwards backstage in London earlier this year.
“Hey @BurgerKing, could I get a 3 piece with soda and a side chicken box please? Loads of salt and vinegar. Thanks,” McGregor tweeted.
Hey @BurgerKing, could I get a 3 piece with soda and a side chicken box please? Loads of salt and vinegar. Thanks— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) November 3, 2019
The Irish former two-weight champ had designs on facing the winner of the Masvidal-Diaz bout, as part of a three-fight comeback plan he announced in Moscow last month.
The first stage of that plan is a return on January 18, supposedly in Las Vegas, with lightweight rival Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone being the most likely opponent.
However, UFC boss Dana White reiterated at the weekend that “literally nothing” had been done to agree the fight – although he admitted that he “liked” the idea of the bout.Also on rt.com Sorry Conor, Jorge Masvidal vs Nate Diaz rematch must happen next after UFC 244 doctor stoppage
The anticlimactic nature of the Masvidal versus Diaz result on Saturday immediately led to calls for a rematch, which Masvidal signalled he was down for.
That could throw a spanner in the works of McGregor’s plans to face ‘Gamebred’, as could the weight difference between the pair.
McGregor famously stepped up to welterweight for his epic double-header against Nate Diaz in 2016, although UFC chief White has previously said that another step up to 170lbs would be too much for McGregor.
For now, McGregor’s tweets might offer food for thought, but there's little real substance.