Former UFC Double champion Henry Cejudo feels that Jorge Masvidal would be the ideal opponent for Conor McGregor when he returns to the UFC Octagon.
Cejudo opened up about the same in his YouTube channel and noted that it would be a good matchup for both fighters.
“This is a good fight for Conor McGregor. Why? It’s because there’s really no grappling involved. You want guys that can strike and that want to strike and don’t want to grapple. And plus, Jorge Masvidal he hasn’t won a fight – I think he’s on a three- or four-fight losing streak? Something like that? But I think Jorge Masvidal would be the best return for him, 170 pounds. They both have a mouthpiece. Just imagine how many pay-per-views they could sell,” Cejudo noted (H/T MMA junkie).
McGregor, who holds a professional MMA record of 22-6 to his name, has been out of action for more than a year now after picking up an ankle injury during his fight against Dustin Poirier.
Apart from the possibility of McGregor fighting Masvidal, Cejudo feels that McGregor could fight with names like Colby Covington, Kevin Holland, Paddy Pimblett or the winner of Kamaru Usman vs. Leon Edwards rematch.
“He’s earned it not though accolades, but he’s earned it through sales. He’s earned it through the numbers. I think Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards would welcome him. That would be their No. 1 pick, so the champ should also have a say, too. At the end of the day, I wouldn’t be mad at it, but I kind of probably would be. I have mixed emotions, but at the same time, I feel like Conor has really earned his stripes. But it comes through sales,” Cejudo added.
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