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Jorge Masvidal discusses potential Leon Edwards bout: ‘Win a fight and I’ll be here’

UFC 251: Usman v Masvidal Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

Jorge Masvidal has a number of fights at his disposal. The welterweight contender is currently lined up for a title fight rematch with current UFC champion Kamaru Usman at UFC 261, but “Gamebred” is already planting seeds for future matchups inside of the Octagon.

Earlier this week, Masvidal guaranteed that he would run things back with Nate Diaz in a “BMF” rematch. Masvidal is also interested in a clash with streaking welterweight contender Leon Edwards, but “Gamebred” has a stipulation for that grudge match.

Remember, Masvidal and Edwards share some history. Back in 2019, Edwards interrupted an interview that Masvidal was conducting at UFC London. The two welterweights eventually came face-to-face and Masvidal wasted no time dishing out his infamous “three piece and soda” during a backstage melee (see it HERE).

“Who’s that? Oh, wait, that’s the dude that interrupted our interview,” said Masvidal earlier this week during a virtual fan Q&A on ESPN+. “I already dealt with that individual. In his fights, he pokes eyes last I heard. So it’s whatever.

“Win a fight and I’ll be here, man.”

Edwards, who is riding an eight-fight win streak in one of the most stacked divisions in UFC, is coming off a no contest against Belal Muhammad back at UFC Vegas 21. It was Edwards’ first trip to the Octagon in over 600 days. Unfortunately, the main event ended in the second round after Edwards landed a brutal eye poke on Muhammad (watch it HERE). It wasn’t done on purpose, but the incident now leaves Edwards without a win since July 2019.

If Masvidal is able to defeat Usman later this month it would likely lead to a trilogy bout, or even a grudge match with welterweight contender Colby Covington. It may be some time before “Gamebred” and Edwards finally settle their beef inside of the cage.

That said, Edwards could make things a lot more interesting if he’s able to knock off Nate Diaz in a historic five-round co-main event at UFC 262 next month.

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