“Conor doesn’t want the fight,” Masvidal told MMA Fighting’s Damon Martin. “If he did he’d post something, he’d say something. He’d probably just insult my mom or some relative of mine or my nation where I come from. He’ll say something like that but he won’t say anything about a fight or a fight date. So the Conor thing, he just wants it ‘I hope it goes away’ because he really doesn’t want to fight. He doesn’t mention [me] or say anything.
“Insult your mom? What a loser you are mate. Me and your mom get along,” McGregor said in response to a clip of Masvidal’s quotes.
McGregor is expected to return to action by the end of 2022 or in early 2023, according to UFC president Dana White. Despite rumors of McGregor’s return coming in a boxing rematch against Floyd Mayweather, White assured on Monday that the former two-division champion’s next bout will be in a UFC cage. McGregor has been sidelined since suffering a gruesome broken leg in his trilogy fight against Dustin Poirier in July 2021