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Conor McGregor could fight rival Jorge Masvidal in huge UFC clash… but how do two legends compare?

UFC PRESIDENT Dana White claimed a fight between Conor McGregor and Jorge Masvidal "could be" the biggest in the history of the sport.

The American was asked in the build-up to Saturday's Fight Island main-event between Masvidal and welterweight champion Kamaru Usman.

Excitement was ramped up last week, when Gamebred stepped in at the last minute to claim Gilbert Burns' shot at Usman, after the Brazilian missed out due to testing positive for coronavirus.

And while Masvidal, 35, was defeated following a superb Usman performance, a hugely lucrative fight with McGregor - should the Irishman come out of retirement - could potentially be on the cards.

Prior to Saturday's fight White, 50, said: "This thing is trending off the charts. This thing is trending higher than a Conor McGregor fight.

“The only thing this fight is comparable to is Conor-Khabib."

And on the prospect of Conor returning, he added: "I wouldn’t be surprised if he came out and wanted to fight somebody next year after all these different fights play out."

At 31, McGregor is four years Masvidal's junior - and has fought only 26 times compared to the American's 49.

So unsurprisingly Gamebred has racked up more wins over his longer career - with 35 to Conor's 22.

The Irishman has more knockouts, however, with an amazing 19 of his 22 wins being KOs - compared to 16 of Masvidal's 35.

The older man stands two inches taller than McGregor, although the pair both weigh around 12st.

They also have the same reach of 74in.

While Masvidal is an orthodox fighter, McGregor fights out of the southpaw stance.

The former may have more experience, but they call don't call McGregor the Notorious for nothing.

Masvidal's only UFC belt attained is the symbolic "BMF" title earned with a win over Nate Diaz last year.

McGregor, on the other hand, has been the promotion's featherweight and lightweight champion.

Both have extraordinarily quick victories on their resumes, with Masvidal having shockingly defeated Ben Askren in just five seconds last year.

But while mentioning quick victories, nobody could forget McGregor's 13-second stoppage of Jose Aldo back in December 2015.

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