‘What’s This Fool Talking About’- Leon Edwards Trolls Jorge Masvidal After Recent Comments

Published 08/29/2021, 1:04 PM EDT
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE – APRIL 25: Leon Edwards speaks during the UFC Fight Night Singapore: On-sale press conference at the Mandarin Oriental on April 25, 2018 in Singapore. UFC Fight Night Singapore will take place on June 23. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Zuffa LLC)


UFC welterweight elite Leon Edwards has trolled BMF champion Jorge Masvidal over the latter’s recent comments on him running away from a fight. Both of them have not been on good terms since their famous ‘three pieces and a soda’ incident back in 2019.

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‘Rocky’ took to Twitter and retweeted a post from BJPenn.com and wrote, “What’s this fool talking about”. The BMF champion had recently given an interview where he accused Edwards of running away from him. ‘Gamebred’ took a cue from his matchup with Nate Diaz to troll Edwards.

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For the unknowns, Masvidal and Diaz had fought for the BMF title back in 2019. ‘Gamebred’ had won the match after the physician rendered the Stockton native unfit to fight after 3rd round. Diaz then went on a 2-year hiatus before making his return against Edwards this June. He lost the fight via a unanimous decision.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 02: Nate Diaz of the United States (R) fights against Jorge Masvidal of the United States in the Welterweight “BMF” championship bout during UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden on November 02, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)

Gamebred‘ targeted Edwards for almost getting knocked out by the man, who he easily defeated. According to him, Edwards doesn’t want to face him as he could hurt him badly.

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Masvidal is looking for a title fight again and wants to challenge the top contenders who could take him to a title shot. In the interview given at Dickies arena, Masvidal had said, “I don’t know man. I mean sh*t. ‘Durinho’ is calling me out. If we can make it pop with Durinho, Leon, anyone of these guys that gets me closer to the belt. I don’t care how many fights I have to take.” (via BJPenn.com)

What has been the recent record of Leon Edwards?

Edwards is under a purple patch lately. He has been undefeated in his last 10 fights. The Jamaican has been knocking on the doors of the championship for a while now but is yet to receive a nod from the UFC.

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Prior to beating Diaz at UFC 263, he fought Belal Muhammad in February this year. The Jamaican accidentally poked his fingers into the opponent’s eyes, which made turned the match into a no-contest.

He had defeated veteran Rafael dos Anjos in the main event of UFC on ESPN 4 in July 2019. The England native won via a unanimous decision.

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It will be interesting to see if UFC finds some substance in Masvidal-Edwards rivalry. After all, both have a score to settle after their famous altercation in 2019.

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Akshyay Srichandan Mahapatra

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Akshyay Mahapatra is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He wished to combine his passion for the UFC (that he has been following since 2008) as well as his love for writing. This motivated him to enter the world of combat sports journalism.

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