UFC star Jorge Masvidal erupted at an old rival via social media on Friday. Masvidal, 36, seemed to be reacting to a recent tweet from welterweight star Leon Edwards. Masvidal claimed Edwards recently turned down an offer to fight him, and he also claimed Edwards was just talking bout Masvidal right now on social media because he wants to use Masvidal’s name to get some publicity.
Masvidal posted, “Stop chasing clout you already turned down the fight you little b****. You just did an interview saying you don’t want it.”
Edwards had posted about 10 minutes prior to Masvidal’s tweet that he was ready to fight Masvidal whenever the UFC “BMF” champ was ready to return to the cage later this year, and that Masvidal should “stop with the excuses”.
He posted, “I’ll be ready in November or December. Stop with the excuses”.
So the two UFC stars have different viewpoints about what’s going on right now in their UFC careers. Both fighters need opponents, and both seem to want to face each other.
The fight hasn’t been booked yet, but it could be on the way.
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Edwards Probably Deserves Title Shot, Might Settle for Megafight
Masvidal is one of the biggest stars in the sport, but Edwards is one of the top fighters in the UFC’s stacked 170-pound division who hasn’t yet received a title shot.
Masvidal is coming off two consecutive losses to UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, but he remains one of the biggest superstars in the sport.
Meanwhile, Edwards, 29, is coming off the single biggest win of his MMA career against popular UFC superstar Nate Diaz at UFC 263.
Edwards is riding a 10-fight unbeaten streak since losing to current UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman by decision in a three-round fight in 2015. That fight happened before “The Nigerian Nightmare” became champion.
But Edwards hasn’t been able to get the rematch against Usman for whatever reason, and that especially sticks out right now because Usman has already fought Masvidal twice and is on his way to doing the same against Colby Covington.
Usman vs. Covington 2 is set for UFC 268 on November 6.
Regardless, Edwards finally getting his hands on Masvidal would be a nice consolation prize for the British MMA star.
Just like his previous fight against Diaz, facing Masvidal would put Edwards in another megafight on the biggest stage possible in the UFC against one of the most popular fighters in the sport.
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Bad Blood Between Masvidal and Edwards Goes Way Back
Masvidal and Edwards have seemingly been on a collision course for a long time, but the two welterweight stars have yet to climb into the cage to settle the score.
Masvidal and Edwards got into a backstage brawl about two years ago in London.
Masvidal had been interrupted by Edwards as he was giving an interview to ESPN, so the American walked over to Edwards with his hands behind his back and threw a combination of punches at him that Masvidal later referred to as a “three-piece with a soda”.
Neither fighter currently has his next UFC bout lined up, so maybe the megafight is finally going to happen.
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