Conor McGregor is still planning his return to the UFC, but his radar has a new name beyond the potential rematch against lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. October, but he said several times that he definitely plans to compete again in the near future.
While his focus is primarily on winning the 155 pound title, McGregor has heard the latest calls from Jorge Masvidal who said he would do the "easy" job of the former double-faced UFC champion if they ever meet.
This was obviously not well prepared with McGregor, nor did he do what he heard from UFC President Dana White when the topic was discussed during a recent conversation.
"Masvital is too big for him. I think Masvital is too big, Conor disagrees. Conor was not happy to say that Masvedal was too big for him, "White revealed when he spoke at the UFC 240 press conference after the fight.
"[Conor said] It pisses me off that she said it's too big for me. I say to you, guys, I said it a million times, and I'll say it again, this guy will fight with everyone and I do not care if he's angry or not, I think Masvital is too big for Connor. If we ever get to this point, I'm sure we and Connor and I will fight. "
While Masvedal is now competing in a semi-middleweight category, he has been battling for a mass of his masses for most of his career. As the white protest opposed the possibility of the battle happening because of the alleged size difference, it sowed the seeds at once for a potential conflict between McGregor and Masvedal in the future.
This is a struggle that Masvidal definitely wants, and on the basis of White's comments, McGregor can be on board now.
Tonight, Nurmagomedov will fight with midfielder Dustin Poire in Abu Dhabi to nominate an undisputed mild champion
"He wants to come back. Indeed, what he does is see how everything is played in September, "says White for MacGregor. "At the moment Hobby and Poire are fighting. You know how this business works, everything can happen and usually does.
"So I think he just waited to see everything evolve, and is there any chance of jumping and doing something to happen."