‘This Pu**y Duck Me for 3 Years’- Leon Edwards Not Interested in Jorge Masvidal Fight

Published 10/06/2021, 1:26 AM EDT
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – JULY 20: Leon Edwards of Jamaica is interviewed after defeating Rafael Dos Anjos of Brazil by unanimous decision in their welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at AT&T Center on July 20, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Leon Edwards has expressed his disinterest in fighting Jorge Masvidal. Instead ‘Rocky’ is aiming for the winner of the welterweight title rematch between Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington.

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In response to a post claiming Masvidal has demanded the fight and called Edwards a coward for turning down the bout, ‘Rocky’ tweeted, “This pu**y duck me for 3 years and I’m the coward lol every time my name was mentioned he went running.”

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The fellow welterweight fighters have bad blood between them, dating back to 2019. ‘Rocky‘ and ‘Gamebred’ exchanged verbal jabs at each other backstage at a UFC event. This led to a scuffle between both the men and Masvidal hit Edwards with a three-piece and a soda.

Ever since then, the Brit has been asking for a fight with ‘Gamebred.’ But the fight never happened because of either the promotion or Masvidal. Now, the American fighter, who is on a two-fight skid, eagerly wants to get back inside the octagon.

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However, given the latest exchange, it doesn’t look like the old rivalry will end up inside the cage.

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‘Gamebred’ has yet to enter the cage after losing to Usman at UFC 261. It was his second defeat in a row. Meanwhile, ‘Rocky’ has been unstoppable in the welterweight division since his last defeat against Kamaru Usman. He is on an impressive unbeaten streak and is demanding a title fight.

However, as the promotion has set up a welterweight title rematch between Usman and Colby Covington, it left the Brit out of the title shot picture.

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Hence, Edwards needs to remain active to be viable for a title shot post-UFC 268, or else the likes of Gilbert Burns could get the nod for a fight. That being said, Masvidal, despite his low ranking, is Edwards’ best option as this fight will result in exposure, a big pay-day, a chance to seek revenge for March 2019.

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As ‘Rocky’ needs the mainstream appeal to leapfrog the likes of the UFC 268 loser and ‘Durinho’ in the race to challenge for the title, it is imperative that he fights Masvidal. But one can understand his apprehension of fighting yet another lower-ranked foe and risking his hard work.

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What are your thoughts about this fight? Will they collide next? Let us know in the comments section below.

 

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Afnan Chougle

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Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.

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