Edwards (19-3 MMA, 11-2 UFC) was booked to play Masvidal (35-15 MMA, 12-8 UFC) on December 11th, but the fight was abandoned. Masvidal was forced to withdraw Due to an undisclosed injury.
Since the fight isn’t happening anymore, Edwards has returned his attention to the welterweight title.
“I don’t believe (we will be booked again),” Edwards said. ESPN About the Masvidal battle that has happened so far. “I’m up, he’s going that way (down), so I don’t know when the fight makes sense. I’m going to keep winning. I’m going to keep winning. Compete in world championships and compete at a higher level. He has declined. So it will be difficult for us to get into a position where the fight makes sense now. prize.”
The rivalry between Edwards and Masvidal stems from a behind-the-scenes incident in London nearly three years ago. During a post-combat interview, Masvidal heard Edwards barking at him from a distance and decided to confront him about it.Masvidal Unleashed the combination at Edwards, Make the brit bloody.
That’s why Edwards focuses on UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, but if he wins the title just to calm the beef, he could see him fighting Masvidal.
“It’s possible, as I say, because (the quarrel behind the scenes) left a bad taste in my mouth,” Edwards said. “There’s bad blood forever-it’s possible. I see. I’m focused on achieving my goals and focusing on becoming a world champion. He’s doing it himself. I feel he will probably retire. I think he will probably retire next year. “
Masvidal has not revealed his injury, and Edwards has questioned the legitimacy of his withdrawal.
“I always felt he was a fake. I thought he was a scam,” Edwards said. “I knew this was going into battle. He’s a fake. He’s just as good as he had (Darren) Till Knockout, Ben Ascren Knockout, and such propulsion. Spent a year, a year and a half. But apart from that, he’s just a traveler. Every time he fights, he’ll probably lose. My opinion hasn’t changed much. I knew what I knew, and now fans are looking at it. Now it’s clear that he’s not pretending to be himself. “
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Leon Edwards doesn’t know if the rebooked Masvidal battle makes sense
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