Masvidal is scheduled to fight Nate Diaz at UFC 244 on 2 November in New York, but he appears to be poking at McGregor to bate him into a future scrap.
The Irishman has not been inside the Octagon since his defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov last October and still has no fight scheduled, despite claiming he wants to be back by the end of the year.
The potential of a Gamebred vs Notorious fight has been put to UFC president Dana White previously, to which he declared Masvidal as too big.
Masvidal is too big for him, White said in late July. I think Masvidal is too big. Conor disagrees, so Conor was not happy that I said that Masvidal was too big for him.
The Miami-based veteran has backed Whites sentiment, agreeing that McGregor couldnt handle him, but this is more than likely an attempt to tempt the Irishman into a big-money bout.
That fight, the president deemed it not good, because they dont want a murder charge on them, so theyre not gonna allow that to happen, Masvidal told ESPN.
The president himself already said it, so … I mean, I dont wanna go to jail for killing nobody. Thats not what I wanna do. Im here to compete and beat people up.
The president said we cant compete, because Im too much man. So that cant happen. Were different spectrums. Hes not gonna allow that to happen.
McGregor has called out a range of fighters in recent months, but the latest appears to be Dustin Poirier, who he first beat in 2014.
The Diamond suggested a rematch with McGregor after losing out to Khabib Nurmagomedov earlier this month. The Irishman initially claimed not to be interested, but tweeting a picture from their first scrap suggests that he has a rematch on his mind.