Police Investigate Masivdal-Edwards Brawl
Following his win, Jorge Masvidal attempted to have an interview, but would end up getting into a scuffle with fellow UFC London winner, Leon Edwards.
“I’m doing my interview, and this hooligan comes by, saying stuff like, ‘July, you’ll get your ass kicked in July,'” Masvidal said to ESPN. “I go, ‘Maybe. Whatever. Maybe I want to kick your ass in April. Maybe I don’t even want to fight you in the Octagon because it’s not worth a training camp, I’ll just fight you right here because you’re a scrub.’ I said, ‘Just say it to my face, like a man. You’re saying it as you walk away. We’re both men.’
“I had my hands back to signal I’m not coming here with problems. But he put his hands up — it’s on video — and walks towards me. Well, where I’m from, you do that, you’re going to punch me in the face. And that’s not going to happen.”
Masvidal went on to say that he felt Edwards “threatened my life.”
“I was scared,” he said. “It might not have looked it, because I’m cold-blooded, but I was scared out of my life. I said, ‘This hooligan is here and is going to assault me.’ He shouldn’t have done that, and walked towards me like he was going to punch me. I got the first one in. Am I going to be in trouble because I got the first one in?”
London Police would go on to investigate the incident, while Edwards management would release a statement claiming they’d cooperate with the UFC while the investigate the incident.
UFC president Dana White expressed surprise over the postfight altercation, telling ESPN, “I can’t even believe that this happened. We need to do a much better job of making sure this s— doesn’t happened at any of our events.”