Will Leon Edwards Fight Jorge Masvidal? Edwards Says ‘We’ll See’
Leon Edwards talked about a potential fight with Jorge Masvidal.
In 2019, Masvidal silenced the crowd in London by serving a KO loss to Darren Till in his hometown. That same night, Masvidal and Edwards exchanged some words backstage and exchanged some punches, which created the famous term “three piece and a soda.”
Since then, there’s been a lot of hype between these athletes, but this fight has never happened even though it was scheduled for UFC 269.
Edwards (19-3-0, 11-2 in the UFC) is now waiting for his title shot after being on a 10-fight winning streak. On this long streak, he defeated guys like Vicente Luque, Bryan Barberena, Donald Cerrone, Rafael Dos Anjos and Nate Diaz.
His last loss was seven years ago against current welterweight champion Kamaru Usman (20-1-0, 15-0 in the UFC), and now he will try to get the belt and avenge his latest loss.
Edwards said that he is winning the fights and climbing up, while Masvidal is on a three fight losing streak.
“No, I think our career, I’m going like this (pointing up), and he is going like that (pointing down). It’s going to be difficult to balance it out if we can ever fight,” Edwards told MMA Junkie.
“I might just f–king win the belt and be like, ‘F–k it, let’s fight.’ So you never know. We’ll see.”
Masvidal had a title fight against Usman two times in a row and suffered defeats in both. After that, he fought against former teammate and current enemy, Colby Covington (17-3-0, 12-3 in the UFC) and suffered his third defeat in a row.
He is facing charges of allegedly attacking Covington outside of a Miami restaurant last week.