In March of 2019, both Leon Edwards and Jorge Masvidal fought at UFC London. In the main event, Masvidal knocked out Darren Till and in the co-main event, and Edwards won a split decision over Gunnar Nelson. Afterwards, while backstage giving interviews, Edwards and Masvidal got into a now famous altercation where Masvidal hit Edwards with “a three piece, with the soda.”
Normally, a moment like that would have inevitably led to a matchup between the two contenders, and in the aftermath, that was something Edwards was angling for. Instead though, Masvidal was paired against Ben Askren, who he would go on to knock out in five seconds, changing the trajectory of his career and putting Edwards in his rear-view mirror. That has not deterred Edwards from continuing to lobby for a fight against Masvidal over the past year, and though he’s seemingly still no closer to getting what he wants, Edwards is isn’t giving up. In fact, “Rocky” is ramping up his call outs.
Taking to Twitter yesterday, Edwards lambasted Masvidal for not fighting him, calling “Gamebred” a “sh*t journeyman” and claiming Masvidal’s star turn was the result of marketing chicanery.
I’m ranked above and heading for my 9th win in a row so you know it gets you closer to the title beating me. But keep hiding behind the 'it does nothing for us' excuse you and your whole bitch made team keep using cus you know ill fuck you up. pic.twitter.com/AlZxyeeSvQ— Leon 'Rocky' Edwards (@Leon_edwardsmma) August 23, 2020
Has everyone realised the whole street jesus hard man shit was all just marketing yet? and @GamebredFighter is actually a shit journeyman? or people still think hes good?— Leon 'Rocky' Edwards (@Leon_edwardsmma) August 23, 2020
Fuck it Jorge lets fight, no money, mutual location, film it, bang it on YouTube, public will see your a pussy #letsgetit— Leon 'Rocky' Edwards (@Leon_edwardsmma) August 23, 2020
“I’m ranked above and heading for my 9th win in a row so you know it gets you closer to the title beating me. But keep hiding behind the ‘it does nothing for us’ excuse you and your whole b*tch made team keep using because you know I’ll f*ck you up.
“Has everyone realized the whole Street Jesus hard man sh*t was all just marketing yet? And Masvidal is actually a shit journeyman? Or people still think he’s good?
“Fuck it Jorge let’s fight, no money, mutual location, film it, bang it on YouTube, public will see your a pussy #letsgetit.”
For his part, Masvidal has remained mostly uninterested in a bout with Edwards, preferring more lucrative opportunities. However, following his failed title bid at UFC 251, Masvidal did say that “if the numbers make sense,” and move him closer to another title shot, than he would fight Edwards.
Edwards and Masvidal are currently ranked third and fourth respectively in the UFC’s welterweight rankings. Masvidal last fought at UFC 251, losing a unanimous decision to Kamaru Usman. Meawhile, Edwards last fought at UFC on ESPN 4, winning a unanimous decision over Rafael dos Anjos.
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Im on a no cap sunday vibe. just all facts. the most avoided welterweight there is. PS while im at it @GilbertDurinho is a bitch too. God bless all these pussies— Leon 'Rocky' Edwards (@Leon_edwardsmma) August 23, 2020
with the lies, multiple fights were offered to u n all declined a title included ♂️ ♂️ The only reason i don’t whoop you next it’s because I’m fighting for the I’m different it’s no turning down fights on me! The word are on the street fight now or u r out of the Rankings ♂️ https://t.co/Seqk5a034b— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) August 23, 2020
This is phenomenal.
gotta love it when your friends send you this after you get kicked in the damn head hahaha. Don’t take yourself too seriously. pic.twitter.com/zm0hmse6fW— Ryan Bader (@ryanbader) August 23, 2020
Nemkov getting a hero’s welcome at home.
I'll still whoop aljo any day of the week fuck politics and former relationships and everything else! Life happens ufc rigged... FACTS. Follow the facts.. ♂️— Bryan Caraway (@BryanCaraway) August 23, 2020
Whoop? Lmao that’s a knee-slapper Bry! Gotta chill out on the beers and just enjoy the show sometimes. https://t.co/RymZQHfcwc— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) August 23, 2020
Hi @danawhite I'm the one who destroyed steroids machine @MikeChandlerMMA, whom you said deserves a talk, in 61 seconds. If you send some of your top fighters to @BellatorMMA I can do the same to them too. Let's bet like you did with PRIDE. https://t.co/xd52IBplbp— Patricio Freire (@PatricioPitbull) August 23, 2020
It doesn't bother me that he's still lyin on my name. Anyone who knows me or knows MMA knows this isn't true. But what doesn't sit right with me is the people I consider close to me who have power that knows this isn't true are sitting quiet. Just know I see you. #thataintloyal https://t.co/xRhP5wsHuf— Corey 'Overtime' Anderson (@CoreyA_MMA) August 24, 2020
Cejudo punching down.
I wish @USADA_UFC told me they were on their way before taking this edible... Now I’m sitting here high AF— Tyson Nam (@TysonNam) August 22, 2020
Rafael Carvalho (16-4) vs. Alex Polizzi (6-0); Bellator 245, Sep. 11.
Jack Hermansson (21-5) vs. Darren Till (18-3-1); UFC Fight Night, Dec. 5.
Frankie Edgar has had a very weird career. Won a lot of bad decisions and lost a lot of bad decisions as well. I suppose it all evens out in the wash though.
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