‘He Keeps Asking for More Money’- Jorge Masvidal Opens Up on Leon Edwards

Published 06/18/2021, 1:15 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – JANUARY 16: UFC welterweight Jorge Masvidal interacts with the media during the UFC 246 Ultimate Media Day at UFC APEX on January 16, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


UFC’s BMF champion, Jorge Masvidal has been out since his loss to welterweight champion Kamaru Usman at UFC 261. Masvidal suffered the first knockout loss of his long professional career in that fight. ‘Gamebred’ is currently eyeing a return to action later this year against a top contender to make himself relevant in the title picture again.

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In his time away, Masvidal has launched a new bare-knuckle fighting promotion named Gamebred Fighting Championship. During a media event of that, he shared his thoughts on the recent 5-round contest at UFC 263 between Leon Edwards and Nate Diaz.

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When asked about his view on the recent fight, the BMF said, “It’s a good fight, good performance I thought. Leon does what he does. And he keeps asking for more money, more things. But, he’s not a finisher, he’s not a fighter.

He was winning happily. And he wasn’t willing to put himself in the risk to go out there and get those finishes. That’s why I don’t think he’s in a position he wants to be. He’s not going out fighting every second of every minute. So, he’s a very skilled guy, but you know he just doesn’t have that will and meanness to go out and beat up a top contender the way he should,” he added.

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)

Masvidal shares a brief history with both men. While Diaz is his former opponent, ‘Gamebred’ delivered the infamous 3-piece and a soda combo on Edwards in a UFC event in 2019.

Is Jorge Masvidal vs Leon Edwards the fight to make next?

Whilst Masvidal is looking for a top contender next, ‘Rocky‘ is looking to get his shot at the title. Given the history they share, it’s a fight fans would love to see. So, it only makes sense that the UFC puts that fight together.

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Also, stylistically the fight promises to be a banger as well. Hence, given the picture at 170 lbs, fans will be eager to see the UFC book this bout.

Should the UFC book Masvidal vs Edwards next? What do you think?

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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