Masvidal says Usman fight will happen: 'That's the fight I want'
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Jorge Masvidal is the UFC's BMF champion and he has his sights set on another belt.

Masvidal is expected to be next in line for a shot at the UFC welterweight title, but current champion Kamaru Usman has been talking about chasing a money fight with Conor McGregor, and Masvidal has hinted at a rematch with Nate Diaz.

Masvidal cleared the air Wednesday on why an Usman-Masvidal title fight has yet to be booked.

"Kamaru, who's asked for an insane amount of money, he had one of the worst pay-per-view cards of 2019. I had the best - this is by numbers, this is not an opinion - I had the most sold pay-per-views of 2019," Masvidal said on "Ariel Helwani's MMA Show."

"So he thinks he's hit the jackpot and he's asking for crazy money from the UFC. The UFC told him no on several occasions."

Despite the apparent impasse, it's still the matchup at the top of Masvidal's list.

"The fight's going to happen, man, because that's the fight I want," he said. "It's going to happen. It's just he's making it tough, the UFC's making it a little bit tough. But it's what the fans want, it's what you want, it's what I want."

Masvidal said he's been in talks with the UFC to headline its card on International Fight Week on July 11. If the bout with Usman doesn't come to fruition, Masvidal has other options.

"If not, it's going to be Nate Diaz, man, and I'll mess up Usman's face come November," he said.

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