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Chael Sonnen claims Jorge Masvidal’s BMF title deserves more “lineage” ahead of defence

Chael Sonnen believes BMF Champion Jorge Masvidal should defend his belt
Chael Sonnen believes BMF Champion Jorge Masvidal should defend his belt

Chael Sonnen also wanted the BMF Champion Jorge Masvidal to face Conor McGregor

UFC legend Chael Sonnen was speaking about how big the BMF title is for Jorge Masvidal.

Gamebred defeated Nate Diaz to become the first-ever BMF Champion and there were talks of him fighting for a second belt against Kamaru Usman.

UFC 244 saw Jorge Masvidal defeat Nate Diaz to win the BMF title
Jorge Masvidal (R) speaks to Nate Diaz after he is awarded victory by TKO on a medical stoppage against in the Welterweight “BMF” championship bout (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)

However, Masvidal seems to have been taken out of that fight and has even hit out at the UFC over their pay structure.

Nevertheless, Sonnen claimed that the BMF title holds some weight for Masvidal and that he should even take on Conor McGregor next.

Sonnen even wanted the BMF title to be on the line next time Masvidal fought:

“Masvidal is looking for something to do. People are stunned he said no to a title fight. Masvidal has a title, don’t forget that. You can say no to a title fight if you got a title, and he does.

“I think the first thing we have to do is to do away with there is no lineage to the BMF, the boys want the BMF, so put some lineage up.

“I think he needs to put it up, let’s make it very clear that Masvidal’s next fight is for the BMF title. I think there is a big attraction there, it worked one time, why not a second time?

“And I do think that Conor vs Masvidal is something very likely.”

McGregor’s retirement

McGregor vs Masvidal could be something that saves the UFC. However, that seems to be a problem at the moment. Masvidal has financial issues with how the UFC is paying its stars while McGregor recently retired from the Octagon.

Conor McGregor could be boxing again
Conor McGregor stands in his corner during his super welterweight boxing match against Floyd Mayweather Jr. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Sonnen, however, didn’t believe that McGregor would be out for long. The Irishman has shared retirement messages several times in the past, but he has always returned stronger than ever.

McGregor is still one of the biggest draws in the UFC while Masvidal has become a huge star over the past two years or so.

Masvidal won his title against Nate Diaz but he hasn’t defended that crown yet. It will be interesting to see what the UFC does next, and hopefully, we get to see Masvidal vs McGregor soon.

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Written by Saiyed Adeem Karim

Ditching a corporate job to follow a dream isn't easy, but when football comes calling, who can say no? Been following the beautiful game since 1998. Liverpool addict, F1 fanatic!

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