Jorge Masvidal knows it would be a big payday if he was able to secure a fight vs Conor McGregor, but he also knows that's not the biggest lottery ticket available to him.
Following his victory against Nate Diaz at UFC 244, Jorge Masvidal is a fighter who many other UFC fighters want to face. He has plenty of fighters lined up ready to face him.
It comes as no surprise that Masvidal wants to capitalise on his popularity and have a fight that offers him the biggest payday. Many believe he's earned a shot at the UFC Welterweight title as well.
Nick Diaz and Conor McGregor are just a few big names he could face next inside the Octagon, but Gamebred has another name in mind.
Speaking to TMZ Sports, Masvidal said a boxing match with Floyd Mayweather would top a bout with McGregor in MMA financially, so he's targetting that fight above everything else.
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He said, via MMA News: “(McGregor) is one of the lottery tickets we’re possibly going to cash on in. It’s not the biggest lottery ticket, but it’s one of the lottery tickets.
“Me versus Mayweather. I want cash money. I got children and those children’s got needs. I love to fight and one of my first loves growing up was boxing, and then I fell in love with wrestling and then UFC came about.
"And I was like, ‘Wow, I can do them both of them at the same damn time.’ I fell in love with the UFC and that’s all I’ve done, the MMA. But I can box my ass off."
Masvidal knows Mayweather would be a huge challenge for him, but he believes he would be able to last longer than McGregor in a boxing match against the undefeated boxer.
He said: “Not saying I’m a better boxer than Mayweather but man, I’m gonna be in there with bad intentions trying to hurt him. I’m a well-conditioned athlete who’s not going to fade. I’m not going to fade in the eighth or ninth round (like McGregor).
"I’m going to be there for the whole night. I want to get into the biggest, toughest, roughest fights that I possibly can and make a paycheck for them as well, get compensated for my skills.”
We'll have to wait and see if Masvidal gets his wish. Taking into account the recent news that UFC President Dana White and Mayweather will be working together in 2020, there's a chance a Masvidal vs Mayweather fight could happen.News Now - Sport News