Jorge Masvidal wouldn't be OK with Conor McGregor fighting for the UFC welterweight title before he does.
Masvidal said it's "cute" that McGregor - who will return against Donald Cerrone in a 170-pound bout at UFC 246 on Jan. 18 - has talked about potentially facing Kamaru Usman later this year.
"You don’t do nothing at 170," Masvidal added of McGregor in the interview with Submission Radio. "You have some type of power at 155. You could skip, I don’t know who and what - at 155, that’s cool. But at 170, that wouldn’t even be a conversation, just based on his record alone. He’s like 1-1 at 170."
Masvidal, one of the biggest stars in the promotion after a breakout 2019, has said he wants to fight McGregor if the Irishman gets past "Cowboy." But if McGregor is not interested, the American Top Team product would move on to a clash with Usman, the current welterweight champion.
McGregor has expressed some interest in fighting Masvidal, but said he'd rather take on Usman.
"(McGregor would) have to go through me to get to the title shot," Masvidal said. "I dictate who gets the next title shot and when. And that’s just simple. If I’m fighting Conor, maybe somebody else gets the title shot. If I’m not fighting Conor, then I’m fighting right for this title."
Masvidal most recently earned the BMF title over Nate Diaz via doctor's stoppage in the UFC 244 main event in November. He's won three bouts in a row, which also includes knockouts of Ben Askren and Darren Till.