Jorge Masvidal has a word of caution for fight fans who are eagerly anticipating a potential showdown between Colby Covington and Leon Edwards for the welterweight championship. While UFC President Dana White has designated Covington as the top challenger for the title, Masvidal believes that plans are far from final and claims to have insider information that the rest of the world does not.
The feud between Masvidal and Edwards dates back to a 2019 incident in which Masvidal famously delivered a “three piece and a soda” to a British fan backstage at a UFC event in London. Edwards, who now holds the championship, has been itching for a chance to retaliate against Masvidal. However, Edwards wants to wait and see how the upcoming fight between Masvidal and Gilbert Burns plays out before making any decisions.
If you’re a fight fan eagerly awaiting the next big UFC showdown, then you won’t want to miss this potential clash of titans.
“I’m fighting Gilbert, then I’m fighting Leon,” Masvidal told MMA Junkie Radio. “I’m telling you that’s how it’s going to play out. I just got some insider information.”
Jorge Masvidal may be a wise man, but even he knows that expectations don’t always pan out. Despite his intense rivalry with Leon Edwards, Masvidal enters UFC 287 on a three-fight losing streak and won’t get a shot at the welterweight championship unless he defeats Gilbert Burns.
But don’t count Masvidal out just yet. The fighter is known for his confidence and has promised to deliver a performance that will leave the MMA community begging for a Covington-Edwards showdown. With his impressive striking skills and unwavering determination, Masvidal is sure to put on a show that fans won’t forget.
“I’m eager to get in there with Gilbert and utterly dismantle him to the point that everybody is begging for me to go and fight Leon,” Masvidal said. “I know Leon’s not an idiot. He’s already fought before and defended the title and stuff, and he knows what a guy like me brings to the table besides the added beef that we have and the amount of pay-per-views we can generate together fighting for that title. I think it’s epic. It’s a movie ending for me and everybody involved with me.”
While Gilbert Burns has been steadily climbing the ranks in the welterweight class, including a failed attempt to capture the title in February 2021, it appears that Jorge Masvidal isn’t too worried about his opponent’s skills.
When these two fighters step into the octagon, Masvidal plans to make it crystal clear that he’s not intimidated by what the Brazilian brings to the table. With his signature bravado and lightning-fast strikes, Masvidal is sure to give Burns a run for his money.
But don’t underestimate Burns just yet. The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt is known for his grappling skills and won’t go down without a fight. It’s certain to be a battle of strength and strategy as these two fighters face off in the octagon.