Leon Edwards Calls Jorge Masvidal A ‘Fraud,’ Asks For Title Shot Instead
Leon Edwards already moved on from Jorge Masvidal.
Edwards (19-3) was supposed to fight Masvidal (35-15) at UFC 269, but due to an unknown injury, Masvidal was forced out. Edwards is refocusing his sights for the title shot against the current welterweight champion Kamaru Usman.
“Disappointed but honestly I knew this fraud didn’t want to fight me anyway,” Edwards wrote on Twitter. “He was just a stop off on the way to the title. The goal remains the same. Much needed family time now, @usman84kg I will see you soon.”
Disappointed but honestly I knew this fraud didn’t want to fight me anyway. He was just a stop off on the way to the title. The goal remains the same. Much needed family time now, @usman84kg i will see you soon.
— Leon ‘Rocky’ Edwards (@Leon_edwardsmma) November 10, 2021
It is not known yet if anyone will fight against Edwards at UFC 269, but a number of fighters have volunteered including Nick Diaz and rising star Khamzat Chimaev to name a few.
Edwards held 10 unbeaten fights in a row in the UFC.
His last appearance was against Diaz, where he earned a unanimous decision victory. Edwards dominated the whole fight, but just one minute before the final bell, Diaz landed an amazing lift cross and almost finished the English fighter.
Meanwhile, Usman defended his title against Colby Covington at UFC 268; he already fought with Edwards a few years ago and earned decision victory; however, but it was not a title fight.
Charles Oliveira and Dustin Poirier will headline UFC 269 on December 11 in clash for Oliveira’s lightweight title.