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

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.

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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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