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“He Keeps Losing”: Leon Edwards Expresses Disappointment in Jorge Masvidal

Published 01/13/2023, 12:17 PM EST

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Leon Edwards, the UFC champion, was recently seen speaking with Michael Bisping. Edwards talked about a variety of subjects, including defeating Kamaru Usman for the UFC championship and getting ready to defend it in London. Edwards also discussed his upcoming fights and the opponent he will face next. As the discussion went on, Bisping inquired about Edwards’ opinion of prospective fights with Jorge Masvidal. The interviewer was curious to know what came to Edward’s mind about Masvidal. With almost nothing positive to say about the American welterweight fighter, Edward gave the predictable answer.

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 Rocky’s answer to the question wasI like..I don’t like it that much that a room for him to win so I can fight him you know but this keeps losing so it’s hard to make the fight make sense you know. Like I even said if you went out there for like in let’s say like December January like Gilbert or somebody beat one of them. Then I’ll.. I’ll fight you in March and then it was when the summer or something you know mean let him rest his hands a bit. Then I thought you might as well, it didn’ didn’t even do that um well we’ll see”. A fight between them, according to the English MMA fighter, would not make any sense at this time. He is, however, open to any circumstance that might come up in the future.


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 The best place in Leon Edwards’ UFC career is where he is right now. At UFC 278 he was able to defeat Kamaru Usman in their rematch. The battle for the UFC Welterweight Championship took place on August 20, 2022. Edwards won the championship by knockout in the fifth round. The victory also gave him the opportunity to take home the Performance of the Night award. On the other hand, Gamebred is having a turbulent time at the UFC.


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The bitter relationship between Leon Edwards and Jorge Masvidal

 Gamebred’s fighting career took a hit after losing his last three fights. At UFC 251, he competed against Kamaru Usman for the UFC welterweight championship. Gilbert Burns, who had been the scheduled opponent, was substituted by Masvidal after a positive COVID-19 test. Unfortunately, the judges unanimously decided that he had lost the bout. Even Gamebred’s rematch with Kamaru Usman at UFC 261 was not lucky for him. This time, he was knocked out in round two of the bout. After his two defeats, Masvidal was scheduled to face Leon Edwards at UFC 269 in a fight.


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Jorge Masvidal Has a “Plan” Set for Another Sneaky Attack on UFC Welterweight Champion Leon Edwards

 However, Masvidal’s injury forced the cancellation of the bout. He had to face failure once more when he returned to the octagon on March 5, 2022, to face Colby Covington. He dropped the fight via unanimous decision.

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Masvidal’s string of failures prompted Edwards to make this comment during the interview. However, since 2019, their relationship has remained tense. Masvidal struck Rocky with an unwarranted three-punch combo during a bout between him and Edwards that occurred behind the stage at a UFC Fight Night event. Since the incident, the two have never spoken well of one another. Fans will have to wait to see if they can soon watch the two compete in an octagon.

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Priyanka is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. She has been an ardent fan of the UFC since 2018. She is passionate when it comes to writing about the sport and this is evident in her articles.

Edited By: Yeswanth Praveen