“Strip That Belt From Him That He Never Even Won”- Conor McGregor Trashes Jorge Masvidal for Faking an Injury

Published 11/11/2021, 10:17 PM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 09: Conor McGregor of Ireland gestures at Dustin Poirier during the UFC 264 ceremonial weigh-in at T-Mobile Arena on July 09, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC)


The last PPV event of this calendar year takes place on Saturday, December 11th. The fight card features not one but two title fights. Dustin Poirier takes on Charles Oliveira for the lightweight belt, and Amanda Nunes puts her bantamweight belt on the line against Julianna Pena. The fight card also featured a highly anticipated grudge match between Leon Edwards and Jorge Masvidal. 

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However, news broke out yesterday that Masvidal pulled out of the fight because of an injury. This has left the promotion scrambling for a last-minute change of opponent for Leon Edwards.

Conor McGregor, who prides himself on never having pulled out of a fight, took to Twitter to absolutely demolish Jorge Masvidal for doing so. 

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He said, “It’s also Jorge masvadal birthday but he a b**ch for bottling the fight against Leon. F**k your “injury” You sign to fight, you fight. Strip that belt from him that he never even won. Ho* in a housecoat. The f**k was that about as well? Last seasons Versace house coat hahaha wtf!”

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Who could replace Jorge Masvidal to take on Leon Edwards at UFC 269?

After his loss to Kamaru Usman, ‘Gamebred’ stated that he wanted the toughest fight that would get him closer to a title shot. Edwards is ranked number 3 in the UFC’s welterweight rankings and is on a ten-fight unbeaten streak. 

However, now that Masvidal cannot make it to the fight, there are a host of interesting matchups that are available for Edwards and the UFC. The name that is being thrown around the most to take on ‘Rocky’ on short notice is Khamzat Chimaev

‘Borz’ recently fought at UFC 267, where he secured a quick submission win. Dana White has since confirmed that the UFC and Chimaev were looking to get in one more fight before the end of the year. Therefore, a fight against Edwards makes a lot of sense.

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It is worth noting that the UFC had scheduled a fight between the two men three times. Unfortunately, injuries to both men did not allow the fight to take place. 

For Chimaev, it would be an excellent opportunity to secure a win over a top-5 ranked fighter. For Edwards, it would be a splendid opportunity to build his name up by derailing the Khamzat Chimaev hype train. 

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Kevin Binoy

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Kevin Binoy is a senior UFC author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA desk, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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