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Midnight Mania! Leon Edwards reacts to Covington vs. Masvidal, ‘2 bums coming off losses’

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Jorge Masvidal vs. Colby Covington was officially booked earlier today for UFC 272, and fans are excited! The two Welterweights are highly ranked and quite popular — or hated, which is kind of the same thing from a certain point of view — which makes for an intriguing match up before even mentioning the bad blood and history between them (more on that later). Case in point: how many other non-title fights would be deemed fit to headline a pay-per-view (PPV)? Not too many.

Of course, not everyone is impressed by the match up. Top-ranked Welterweight contender Leon Edwards has targeted a fight with both men, but neither match up has come to fruition. In particular, he’s tried to fight Jorge Masvidal several times, but there’s been an obstacle at every turn. The English talent is unimpressed with the new main event, describing the match up as, “2 bums coming off losses” with an accompanying face palm emoji.

Sour grapes or an unfortunate truth? Like it or not, neither Covington nor Masvidal have really been racking up wins in recent years. Of course, that’s largely due to Kamaru Usman, who has handed the pair their four most recent losses ... and gave Edwards his most recent loss too!

Part of Edwards complaint likely is due to the fact that there’s few other high-profile match ups left for him as a result of this booking. Now that those two are booked, less enviable match ups like a Belal Muhammad rematch or Khamzat Chimaev rebooking are all that make sense.

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