Jorge Masvidal and Leon Edwards have been lining up to fight ever since “Gamebred” dished out his three-piece and soda, but the welterweight contenders just can’t seem to agree on a bout.
Edwards, who is riding a nine-fight win streak in a crowded 170-pound division, believes his recent success inside of the Octagon should warrant a shot at current UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman. However, Usman is already booked to fight Colby Covington at UFC 268 this November, so either Edwards waits for his shot or fights someone else in the interim.
Masvidal, who is coming off back-to-back losses to Usman, believes now is the best time to finally settle his beef with Edwards. The two have been bickering back and forth since a backstage scuffle over two years ago. Unfortunately, “Rocky” doesn’t seem too interested in putting his win streak on the line against a guy coming off a few defeats, even if it’s a high-profile draw like Masvidal.
My next fight will be for the world title I don’t want to hear nothing about a guy coming off 2 fight skid and Got ko his last fight— Leon 'Rocky' Edwards (@Leon_edwardsmma) September 15, 2021
“My next fight will be for the world title. I don’t want to hear nothing about a guy coming off 2 fight skid and got KO’d his last fight,” Edwards wrote on Twitter.
It seems odd that Edwards wouldn’t leap at the chance of fighting Masvidal considering their track record, but I guess it’s understandable if he wants to wait for a title shot. Fellow fighters, such as welterweight contender Gilbert Burns, believe “Rocky” is backpedaling just a bit when it comes to a matchup with Masvidal.
“Gamebred,” who is never shy to voice his opinion, feels the same way. He issued a stern warning to Edwards on Thursday after finding out the English contender wants to wait for his title shot.
If you not gonna fight then keep my name out your p**sy a*s mouth you clout chasing biatch #supernecessary— Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) September 16, 2021
“If you not gonna fight then keep my name out your p—-y a— mouth you clout chasing biatch,” Masvidal wrote.
It’s unknown at this time exactly how this welterweight rivalry will play out, but Masvidal is looking to return to action this December. Considering Edwards has fought just twice over the past 26 months he may want to take one more fight before taking a stab at the champ.
What do you think, Maniacs? Will we ever see Masvidal vs. Edwards?