After waiting for years to see Jorge Masvidal and Leon Edwards fight, sad news broke recently that our grudge match was off. Pulling out of the first fight of his storied career, “GameBred” cited an injury and has not yet disclosed the specific issue. However, the world received an update on the Masvidal return by the man himself today!
Masvidal Speaks About His Return
Appearing on Ariel Helwani’s The MMA Hour, “GameBred” talked about the injury and how he expects to give us the Masvidal return people are dying for. He mentioned he would not disclose the reason behind his injury because “…I never discuss my injuries online, is why.”
“… If he (Leon Edwards) has an option to fight for a title or wait two more months for me, I don’t know what he wants to do or nor do I give a f*ck. All I know is if he wants to go February or March, we can go. If he doesn’t want to wait, then he’s onto the next thing,” Masvidal said.
After “GameBred” pulled out, Edwards also took to The MMA Hour to discuss it. Claiming that he knew Masvidal would pull out.
“(Edwards) could respond to all of that and make all of that be true and known just (by) fighting in March. Shut your mouth. Wait for me. Fight in March. Whatever, you know? I have history by my side. I’ve always made weight. I’ve never pulled out of a signed agreement… If he wants to wait until February or March, I can decapitate him on sight for the world to see. If he doesn’t, I mean, what can I do, you know?”
The Masvidal-Edwards Beef
Jorge Masvidal is 3-2 in his last five, with his last win coming back in 2019 against Nate Diaz. Leon Edwards is on a nine-fight win streak, with his last loss coming in 2015 to the current welterweight champion Kamaru Usman.
The beef behind “GameBred” and “Rocky” started back in Liverpool. After Masvidal knocked out Till he was giving a post-fight interview backstage when Edwards (who also fought on the same card) walked by and said a few things. Masvidal approached with his hands behind his back, then let loose a now-infamous “Three-piece and a soda” on Edwards, bloodying him. The rest is history, and UFC fans everywhere will still be hoping to see this fight come to fruition.
What do you make of this Masvidal return? Do you think Edwards should wait, or is it ok to sit around for a title shot?
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