Jorge Masvidal Out Of UFC 269 Vs. Leon Edwards Due To Injury
The long-awaited grudge match between Jorge Masvidal and Leon Edwards isn’t happening in December.
The anticipated welterweight fight is reportedly off due to Masvidal (35-15) suffering an undisclosed injury. He was set to face Edwards (19-3) at UFC 269 on December 11, but now it’s unclear if Edwards will remain on the card or if the bout will be postponed, UFC Chief Business Officer Hunter Campbell told ESPN Wednesday afternoon.
This fight is one that fans have been asking for since 2019.
The desire to see these two fighters share the octagon stems from an incident in March 2019 when Edwards and Masvidal got into a backstage scuffle at a UFC Fight Night event in London.
Edwards interrupted Masvidal’s post-fight interview and was later struck in the face by Masvidal. Masvidal’s famous phrase “three-piece and a soda” described the punches he landed on Edwards.
Masvidal was looking to get back in the winning column after back-to-back losses to division champion Kamaru Usman in title fights. Meanwhile, Edwards is still seeking his first UFC title shot.
Edwards previously dismissed a fight with Masvidal because he wanted a shot at the belt, but later changed his mind.
Charles Oliveira and Dustin Poirier are scheduled to headline UFC 269 for the lightweight title.