“Win a Fight and I’ll Be Here”-Jorge Masvidal Sends Leon Edwards a Message

Published 04/08/2021, 12:12 AM EDT


Veteran welterweight fighter and perennial title contender Jorge Masvidal has taken a jibe at Leon Edwards. The fighters have a brief history between them. The BMF didn’t like the latter’s trash-talking following UFC London in March 2019.

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He was coming after knocking out Darren Till in the main event and was in the middle of the interview when ‘Rocky’ Leon interrupted him. After a few words were exchanged, Masvidal confronted him and engaged in a scuffle before security personnel separated them.

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In the latest interview with ESPN+ Masvidal, who fights at UFC 261 was asked about a potential fight against Edwards who fights at UFC 262. The BMF jokingly wondered who he was being asked about, but then remembered their confrontation and said, “Win a fight, I’ll be here.”

What’s next for ‘Gamebred’ and ‘Rocky’?

After almost nine months away from the cage, ‘Gamebred’ will make his return against Kamaru Usman in a rematch at UFC 261. The two first collided at UFC 251, where ‘the Nigerian Nightmare’ successfully made his second title defense.

Edwards will fight Nate Diaz one month later at UFC 262 in the first-ever five-round non-title co-main event in promotion’s history. He is coming off of a controversial No Contest with Belal Muhammad that saw the fight end prematurely in the second round due to an eye poke.

The good news for Edwards is that he didn’t lose that fight, so he technically still has a nine-fight unbeaten streak going, which is one of the longest streaks in the division.

Can Jorge Masvidal and Leon Edwards collide soon?

It highly likely that the winner of this UFC 262 co-main event is going to take on the winner of the bout between Usman and Masvidal. So the path for a collision between both of them is quite simple. Masvidal and Edwards will need to win their respective fights, to set up a clash that could be booked in the fall.

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Masvidal and Edwards have never faced off against each other. This is a fresh clash, with an intriguing backstory, and would sell an insane number of PPVs.

If Leon Edwards and Jorge Masvidal fight, who do you think will walk away with the win?

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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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