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Leon Edwards says ‘fraud’ Jorge Masvidal ‘didn’t want to fight me’ at UFC 269

Leon Edwards is not surprised that his fight with Jorge Masvidal at UFC 269 fell through.

In the immortal words of Leon Edwards and Jorge Masvidal’s shared opponent Nate Diaz: Edwards is “not surprised.

Edwards vs. Masvidal was scrapped from UFC 269 after “Gamebred” suffered an undisclosed injury. The event is scheduled to take place inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sat., Dec. 11, 2021, streaming online via ESPN+ pay-per-view. “Rocky” took to Twitter on Wednesday to express his disappointment with Masvidal.

“Disappointed but honestly I knew this fraud didn’t want to fight me anyway,” Edwards wrote in response to Wednesday’s cancellation. “He was just a stop off on the way to the title. The goal remains the same. Much needed family time now. Usman, I will see you soon.

Edwards (19-3, 1 NC) is on a five-year-long undefeated streaking punctuated by wins over Nate Diaz, Rafael dos Anjos, Gunnar Nelson and Donald Cerrone.

Masvidal (35-15) is coming off consecutive losses to Usman. The seventh-ranked UFC Welterweight scored three consecutive finishes over Diaz, Ben Askren and Darren Till in the lead-up to his two fights with the champion.

After Masvidal’s big win over Till back in 2019, him and Edwards were involved in a backstage scuffle, with “Gamebread” giving “Rocky” the infamous “three-piece and a soda.

UFC 269 is headlined by a UFC Lightweight title fight pitting champion Charles Oliveira vs. Dustin Poirier (No. 1). The co-headliner sees two-division UFC champ Amanda Nunes defending her women’s Bantamweight belt against Julianna Pena.

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