Jorge Masvidal Reacts to Leon Edwards’ UFC Challenge

Jorge Masvidal


Jorge Masvidal

If Leon Edwards turns into the undisputed UFC welterweight champion in August, he desires his first protection to be in opposition to Jorge Masvidal. And “Gamebred” wouldn’t say no.

Edwards is ready to battle present 170-pound king Kamaru Usman throughout UFC 278 in Salt Lake City, Utah, on August 20. And whereas talking with Ariel Helwani on “The MMA Hour” final week, Edwards mentioned he’d “love” to battle Masvidal contemplating they had been purported to conflict in December earlier than Gamebred pulled out with an harm.

“I thought, you know p****,” Edwards mentioned through Low Kick MMA. “I had a feeling he’d have done it, you know. I don’t think he wants to fight, and I’ve always said that he doesn’t want to fight me. Lastly, I would’ve loved for that fight to have happened.”

Further, Edwards would relish the chance to get his fingers on Masvidal after the American struck him a number of instances in a post-fight incident in 2019 on the O2 Arena in London, England.

First, “Rocky” must get previous the person who beat him in 2015. And if the Englishman does, he desires his first title protection to be in opposition to Masvidal in London.

“I’ll give him the title shot, that’d be a fantastic fight in the UK,” Edwards continued. “Bring it back to the O2 where it happened, for the title. That’s the one to do next, that’s the best.”

Masvidal Would ‘Give It All I Got to Break His Face’ & Win 170-Pound Title

While on the eighth episode of Blockasset’s “Blockparty” podcast, Masvidal gave his tackle Edwards’ problem. Masvidal hasn’t competed since his unanimous resolution loss to Colby Covington in March at UFC 272.

And though that loss was preceded by back-to-back defeats to Usman for the world title, Masvidal would settle for the title battle in opposition to Rocky.

“That’s another intangible thing. Am I gonna say no to fighting for the title? Like, hell no,” Masvidal mentioned through MMA News. “I’ll get my ass in shape and get ready for this f*ckin’ hooligan, and give it all I’ve got to break his face… It’s a lot of tangibles, a lot of things that could happen. I could be getting myself ready for number 10 of the world and all of a sudden fighting for a world championship.

“Remember, I’m Jorge Masvidal. I’m the same guy who took that world championship fight on six days’ notice in the middle of the corona pandemic, flew all the way across the world to throw down in that fight,” added Masvidal. “I’m gonna go with the best option all the time.”

Edwards Has a ‘Dream Scenario’ of Headlining on the O2 Arena in London

During his interview with Helwani, Edwards acknowledged that it’d be his “dream scenario” to return to the O2 Arena in London as a defending champion. And

“If that happens in the UK, sure,” Edwards mentioned about preventing Masvidal. “Like I said my dream scenario would be to bring it back to London and to headline London. So I want to come back home and then do it, so yeah.”

Edwards hasn’t competed in London since his break up resolution victory over Gunnar Nelson in March 2019. It was the identical evening as his backstage altercation with Masvidal, who defeated Darren Till through the evening’s headlining act.

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