CONOR McGREGOR has been called out for a mega-fight by UFC rival Jorge Masvidal.
That’s after the American vowed to “give everything to kill” McGregor should they finally meet in the octagon.
Irish ace McGregor, 33, is on the hunt for a new opponent as he steps up his return to MMA.
The former UFC Lightweight and Featherweight champion has not fought since breaking his leg in last July’s defeat to Dustin Poirier.
McGregor is set to resume full training, including kicks, after undergoing a fresh CT scan.
And many believe he will mark his comeback to the sport with an epic battle against Michael Chandler.
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Middleweight star Marvin Vettoti has also thrown his hat in the ring after branding McGregor the “biggest nobody in the company.”
And Irish boxer Gary Sullivan fancies a bout should McGregor fancy crossing over, claiming he would “slaughter” his compatriot in the ring.
But one potentially huge UFC fight has presented itself in Masvidal.
The 37-year-old holds the record for the fastest knockout when he beat Ben Askren with a famous flying knee after just FIVE seconds.
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Masvidal followed that up with a win over McGregor’s arch-rival Nate Diaz.
But he has since lost twice to Kamara Usman, as well as Colby Covington – before ATTACKING Covington at a steak restaurant in Miami.
Masvidal would now love to “kill” McGregor in a brutal bout – but he reckons ‘Notorious’ is too SCARED to step foot in the octagon with him.
Masvidal told ESPN: “He is false. He knows I am a man who hits hard and that I come to kill. I do not come to huge in the cage.
“I am going to give everything inside me to kill him. I have a little size but he is still a little boy.
"I would love to fight at 170 pounds, but I don’t wait for anyone. If he wants to do it, I’ll break his face. If he doesn’t want to do it, let someone come next.
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“There are options, but the first thing that matters is me – to be in the best condition of my life, to improve the fight.
“This year, I’ll guaranteed return. I don’t know the date yet. I think that with two fights, I can be in contention for the title or in a title contender fight.”
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