Leon Edwards is the person to beat within the UFC’s welterweight division, however there’s one title he’s nonetheless fixated on getting a win over.
Maybe unsurprisingly, Edwards want to settle his enterprise with Jorge Masvidal sooner or later. The 2 have had a rivalry courting again to March 2019, when each fighters competed at a UFC occasion in London. After the conclusion of the occasion, Edwards and Masvidal have been concerned in a bodily confrontation backstage, higher often called the “Three Piece and a Soda” incident.
Edwards lately appeared on The Breakfast Club, the place he assured that the feud with Masvidal is just not over.
“Not with him,” Edwards answered when requested if it’s usually cordial between all of the fighters. “Not with Masvidal, that’s what it’s, that’s beef. I don’t like him. We had a scuffle backstage, we threw a number of photographs. That was in London, my hometown.
“However they took him and moved him and hid him and he fled my nation and I haven’t seen him since. That was three years in the past.”
Since that point, Edwards has continued an unbeaten run that was capped off by a miraculous fifth-round knockout of Kamaru Usman at UFC 278 to grow to be the UFC welterweight champion. In the meantime, Masvidal has grow to be one of many promotion’s greatest stars, capturing a “BMF” championship belt in 2019 and twice difficult Usman for the welterweight title.
Edwards nonetheless hopes to struggle Masvidal, whether or not it’s in a sanctioned contest or not.
“I can’t let it go,” Edwards mentioned. “That is was, like, three years in the past. I’ve to get it again both within the octagon or on the road.”
Although Edwards and Masvidal are each amenable to a matchup — Masvidal lately known as for Edwards to “step up to the f****** plate” — it’s unlikely that they’ll face off anytime quickly. Masvidal is currently dealing with legal problems after allegedly assaulting Colby Covington this previous March and Edwards is anticipated to satisfy Usman in a trilogy bout.
Usman defeated Edwards of their first assembly in December 2015 earlier than shedding their rematch. A 3rd struggle is but to be made official, however Edwards expects it to happen at a stadium in London.
“I’m excited for that,” Edwards mentioned. “To headline within the U.Okay. Sixty thousand folks making an attempt to get right into a stadium present. It’s going to be large. I’m excited. That is the third time round. He beat me the primary time by factors and I knocked him out the second time. Now we’re going again dwelling on my turf and my yard.”