UFC Welterweight Division Leon Edwards currently looking for a new opponent is Jorge Masvidal, his opponent for UFC 269 has had to withdraw due to injury and he has no competition with the event coming up in less than a month.
Edwards was last seen active at UFC 263 where he won Nate Diaz by unanimous decision. Now, he’s headed for a nine-fight winning streak to satisfy his bad blood against Jorge Masvidal in December, which was the result of a duel that took place in 2019 at UFC London.
In his interview with ESPN Coesspondant Brett Okamoto, Leon Edwards began to talk about his initial reaction to the cancellation of the match against Jorge Masvidal. “I just finished my wrestling session and my manager Tim told me he pulled out… I was like oh f**k okay, I knew he was going to pull out you know. , I feel like you know. To be honest, I heard the news about the comeback and said he looked a bit fat… a bit of a mess… so I don’t think he trained too honestly,” Edwards said.
He added, “For this fight to go, this one I’m so looking forward to… I just want to get out of the way, finish it and settle the score, move on to my well-deserved title shot… what I did earned years ago, you know what I’m like with a 10 win streak… all these people they’re winning one, losing to someone you know… they’re not as motivated as me you know.. So like I said I’m looking forward to my well-deserved title. ”
“He is a scammer, ”Leon Edwards disqualifies Jorge Masvidal for withdrawing from their fight
This is what he also had to say to Masvidal, “I always felt he was a fake, he was a fraud. I know this goes into the fight that he fakes. He’s had a good year, a good year and a half… and that’s what drives him. But beyond that, he is nothing but a journeyman,” Leon’s ‘journeyman’ for Masvidal was originally given by Colby Covington.
So far, the UFC has not announced an official replacement for Masvidal, but many believe it will be a rising prospect, Khamzat Chimaev. Edwards and Chimaev were supposed to face each other, but both were affected by the Coronavirus, and their fight had to be put on hold. Khamzat will be on the field after a great performance against Li Jinglian, and he is ready to accept his challenge. Whether Edwards is willing to take the risk to confront Chimaev remains a mystery.
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