Masvidal plans to 'take care of Usman' if McGregor doesn't want to fight
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Jorge Masvidal says he's open to fighting Kamaru Usman for the UFC welterweight title if a bout with Conor McGregor doesn't come to fruition.

"If (McGregor) doesn't want to fight, I'm not a bully, man," Masvidal told Ariel Helwani's MMA Show on Monday. "Go do your thing. He doesn't want this, I don't give a f--- then. ... I'm gonna go take care of Usman."

McGregor recently confirmed he's interested in fighting Masvidal, but would rather have a crack at Usman for the 170-pound belt.

Masvidal appears likely to wait until after the Irishman's welterweight fight against Donald Cerrone, which will headline UFC 246 on Jan. 18, to decide his next move.

While "Gamebred" is willing to square off with Usman, he said his first choice would be fighting the former two-division champion.

"I would want that fight, because it's a big-money fight, it's a two-time division champion, he has some impressive records, and he comes to fight," Masvidal said of a potential matchup against McGregor. "So in that aspect, yes, and we're going to f------ both sell out wherever we're f------ fighting at, and it's going to be violence.

"We'll go get the money, because the Conor fight is not always going to be there. (The welterweight title fight) is always gonna be there. ... Somebody is always gonna have that belt."

Masvidal, who is now one of the promotion's biggest stars, had a breakout 2019 that included wins over Darren Till, Ben Askren, and Nate Diaz.

Masvidal plans to 'take care of Usman' if McGregor doesn't want to fight
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