White recently stated another “interesting” option is on the table for Masvidal (35-13 MMA, 12-6 UFC). Whether there are other possibilities or not, White still thinks Masvidal vs. Usman (16-1 MMA, 11-0 UFC) is the fight to make.
White provided some clarity on the situation during a Monday appearance on the “Menace and The Man Show” podcast.
“No, the Usman fight is the fight that makes sense,” White said. “It’s the fight that needs to happen if Masvidal wants a title shot. But there’s another interesting fight out there for him right now.”
When asked if a “BMF” title defense on “Fight Island” against former UFC dual champion Conor McGregor (22-4 MMA, 10-2 UFC) could be an option, White did not rule it out.
upcoming UFC schedule, all signs pointed to Usman vs Masvidal as a potential matchup for UFC 252 on July 11. The event was supposed to coincide with the annual “International Fight Week,” which White has since said will likely be canceled.