Jorge Masvidal’s Manager Provides Savage Response to Leon Edwards Callout

Published 12/30/2020, 1:25 AM EST


Leon Edwards’s fight against Khamzat Chimaev has been snapped for the second time. Chimaev had to withdraw from the bout due to some undisclosed reasons. However, “Rocky” wants to stay on the January 20 card at Fight Island. He also has a certain opponent in mind, and it is none other than Jorge Masvidal. Edwards called out the Miami native on Twitter recently.

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Gamebred” didn’t provide any sort of response to that callout. But his manager Ibrahim Kawa came up with some expletives to let Edwards know of Masvidal’s location.

Things are getting interesting between the two top welterweights at the moment. Edwards has been inactive since his win over Rafael dos Anjos in July 2019. Masvidal, on the other hand, hasn’t fought since UFC 251. He stepped in at six days’ notice to fight Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title.

Masvidal put up an incredible effort and went the full 5-rounds with Usman, but unfortunately came up short in his quest for gold.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 12: Jorge Masvidal battles Kamaru Usman in their UFC welterweight championship fight during the UFC 251 event at Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 12, 2020, on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Jorge Masvidal and Leon Edwards have clashed before on the backstage

Masvidal and Edwards have the backdrop like no other fight. At UFC London in 2019, after Masvidal knocked out Darren Till, he was doing a backstage interview with ESPN. Edwards, also a winner that night, passed some comments on Masvidal.

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“Gamebred” went to Edwards and delivered him his famous “3 piece and a soda” combo. Edwards was left bloodied, and security had to intervene to control the situation.

Fans have been wanting to see the duo share the Octagon since then. And with such bad blood between them, it was expected that the fight would eventually materialize soon. But it hasn’t happened, at least as of now.

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Should Jorge Masvidal and Leon Edwards be booked to finally fight? And what do you make of Masvidal’s manager’s response?

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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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