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Conor McGregor and Jorge Masvidal backing up to fight for UFC BMF title

Masvidal has opened the door for a potential showdown with McGregor in recent days, and UFC legend Chael Sonnen believes the pair should fight for the BMF belt.

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Jorge Masvidal has been assisted to bring his BMF belt to the forefront in UFC clash with returning star Conor McGregor.

‘Gamebred’ was defeated by Welding First Class contender Colby Covington at UFC 272 this weekend moves him further away from the title picture.

His next pick is still unclear but his manager Malki Kawa opens the door to a potential clash with McGregor by eliminating the current weight gap.

UFC legend Chael Sonnen has encouraged Masvidal to have a good fight with McGregor next and believes any event will sell out in 24 hours.

“I believe the single biggest fight, if you want to get the world’s attention and really have fun,” Sonnen said on Podcast The Fight With Teddy Atlas.







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“If you really want to have fun you just have Conor McGregor and you put him in there with Jorge Masvidal. You’ve put the BMF title first. You choose the arena. We’ll sell out in 24 hours. .”

McGregor has yet to return to the octagon since he broke his leg in a trilogy against Dustin Poirier last summer.

He has several options available over two weight divisions including 170lbs where he could also face a movie trilogy with Nate Diaz.

The size difference between Masvidal and McGregor has always been an issue when a fight has been discussed, with UFC president Dana White dismissing the showdown.

However, the Irish expressed a wish to obtain the BMF belt to complete his awards after having previously become a double champion in the promotion.

Masvidal had previously exchanged fiery words with McGregor referring to the star as a “dwarf” and claiming that his opponent had rejected negotiations to arrange a bout in the past.

Neither man is likely to make an immediate return to any title images even though McGregor has spoken to 155lb champ Charles Oliveira.

Who will win if this matchup is for the BMF – Conor McGregor or Jorge Masvidal? Let us know in comment section below

McGregor is aiming for a return to action in the summer and have returned to trainingwith Masvidal planning his next octagonal appearance at a similar time.

Former UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub believes a clash between the pair will generate huge revenue and see a return on the investment of their careers.

“You told me Jorge-Conor didn’t sell the gang? And when they paid Masvidal, he was the third highest-paid UFC fighter ever,” Schaub said. his YouTube show.

“As for the UFC, when they make that investment – I don’t know how much [Jorge Masvidal is] get paid, it has to be a truck – you don’t fight with [Belal] Muhammads and Vicente Luques of the World.

“It doesn’t happen anymore. They have to get a return on their investment. The biggest return they can get is Conor McGregor-[Jorge] Masvidal. So it makes a lot of sense.

“As for Masvidal, you know, I think the biggest fight they can do for him is Conor McGregor.”

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