UFC 269 has misplaced an enormous combat with information that an damage has knocked Jorge Masvidal out of his deliberate welterweight conflict with Leon Edwards. UFC’s chief enterprise officer Hunter Campbell informed ESPN’s Brett Okamoto of the information. The combat has been greater than two years within the making after a March 2019 backstage brawl between the 2 males at a UFC Battle Evening card in London.
After the occasion, Edwards interrupted a Masvidal interview backstage, main Masvidal to comply with Edwards earlier than hitting him with a fast mixture of punches. It was this case that led Masvidal to drop a now-iconic line, saying he gave Edwards “a three-piece and a soda.”
Masvidal is winless since 2019, having fought Kamaru Usman for the welterweight championship twice, first dropping a call in July 2020 after which struggling a brutal second-round knockout of their rematch this previous April. A win over Edwards would have stored Masvidal close to the highest of the division, however there have additionally been talks of a grudge match with Colby Covington in his future.
The combat’s cancellation is one more setback for Edwards, who went via an prolonged stretch of inactivity pushed by the COVID-19 pandemic and accidents that repeatedly delayed, and finally canceled, a deliberate combat with Khamzat Chimaev. After almost two years out of motion, Edwards returned to face Belal Muhammad in March, just for the combat to finish in a no contest after an Edwards eye poke. He would lastly rating a victory in June, beating Nate Diaz through five-round determination, although he was badly rocked within the remaining spherical after dominating the motion for the primary 4 rounds.
Edwards is driving a nine-fight profitable streak courting again to a December 2015 loss to Kamaru Usman.
Based on a report from ESPN, it isn’t but determined if the combat between Masvidal and Edwards might be rescheduled or if Edwards will stay on the cardboard.
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