Leon Edwards was accomplished the very second fellow welterweight and his scheduled opponent for UFC 269, Jorge Masvidal needed to pull out of the combat because of an undisclosed harm. Edwards and Masvidal had been imagined to be combating not solely to get a shot at a title match with reigning, defending UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman. However the historical past of unhealthy blood between each the fighters hasn’t been pale but, it dates again to the time when Masvidal and Edwards obtained right into a fistfight altercation again in 2018.
Edwards fought just lately successful a unanimous choice towards Nate Diaz again in June at UFC 263. Masvidal final fought at UFC 261 in April the place he misplaced a second consecutive title match to the champion Kamaru Usman through knockout. The combat was a deal with for a lot of followers around the globe who wished to see the rivalry come to the octagon.
Leon Edwards takes it to Twitter to name out Jorge Masvidal as a “fraud”
Leon Edwards tweeted reacting to Jorge Masvidal pulling out and likewise calls out Kamaru Usman for the combat. “Disillusioned however actually I knew this fraud didn’t need to combat me anyway. He was only a cease off on the way in which to the title. The purpose stays the identical. A lot wanted household time now, @usman84kg [Kamaru Usman] I’ll see you quickly.”
With a 9-fight successful streak [and a no-contest] on the UFC, Edwards has a reasonably robust argument to combat for the title, his final loss was handed by the champion himself. So for Edwards, he has greater than getting the title, he has to avenge his loss as nicely.
Since there may be nonetheless a complete month to go, somebody can again up and combat Edwards and save his place within the card and get themselves a place as nicely. As of now, Usman is simply off his title defence towards arch-rival Colby Covington at UFC 268, so the title combat Edwards is searching for nonetheless has time to come back to fruition.
Aside from that, Edwards and Gilbert Burns had some Twitter back-and-forth, possibly Burns can show as soon as once more after having defeated Stephen Thompson as to why he deserves the rematch for the title. In truth, Vicente Luque can combat Edwards and avenge his loss towards the latter. As for Masvidal, we are able to solely want for “Gambred’s” speedy restoration.
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