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Leon Edwards challenges Jorge Masvidal to a street fight, labels Gilbert Burns a ‘bitch’

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UFC Fight Night: Baczynski v Edwards Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

God bless America? Nah, god bless the pussies in UFC!

That’s according to UFC welterweight contender Leon Edwards, who is currently ranked No. 3 at 170 pounds but still the odd man out, at least in terms of title contention. That’s probably why “Rocky” is tired of waiting for matchmakers to pair him off against Jorge Masvidal.

So like the Doobie Brothers, he’s takin’ it to the streets.

“Has everyone realized the whole ‘Street Jesus hard man shit’ was all just marketing yet?” Edwards asked on Twitter. “And Masvidal is actually a shit journeyman? Or people still think he’s good? Fuck it Jorge, let’s fight. No money, mutual location, film it, bang it on YouTube, public will see you’re a pussy.”

Edwards first called for a Masvidal fight back in early 2018, then scuffled with “Gamebred” behind the scenes roughly a year later. There was talk of pairing them off last fall but according to “Rocky,” Masvidal turned the fight down.

The line for a Masvidal street fight appears to be getting longer by the minute.

“The most avoided welterweight there is,” Edwards said about his place among the division elite, perhaps forgetting he withdrew from this previous booking. “Just all facts. While I’m at it, Gilbert Burns is a bitch too. God bless all these pussies.”

Burns gets the next crack at the 170-pound crown, currently worn by welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, though a date and location have yet to be determined. Regardless, another win by Edwards — particularly over Masvidal — is likely to secure his long-awaited title shot.