Leon Edwards is tired of the “excuses” from Jorge Masvidal.
Edwards and Masvidal are far from chummy. Back in March, the two were involved in a backstage scuffle following UFC London. After trading barbs, the two approached each other. Masvidal landed punches, which cut Edwards before security was able to step in.
“Rocky” was a guest on the latest edition of MMAFighting.com‘s Eurobash podcast. During his appearance, Edwards made it clear that he feels Masvidal has been avoiding a fight with him.
“He’s making every excuse in the book. Every time I ask for the fight he’s got another excuse — it’s always, ‘No,’ because of something. He’s a journeyman of the game. He’s [on a run of] 2-2 in his last four fights. I see him as a journeyman, he’s had two lucky wins. He’s going around demanding things like he’s done something. Why won’t he prove to everyone that he’s one of the best fighters in the world? He’s talking like a gangster, so stop running off, stop making excuses and let’s make this fight happen.”
Leon Edwards is coming off a dominant unanimous decision victory over Rafael dos Anjos. The bout took place this past Saturday night (July 20). Edwards has now extended his winning streak to eight.
As for Masvidal, his stock has never been higher. “Gamebred” defeated Ben Askren via flying knee KO in just five seconds. The record-setting finish as well as Masvidal’s post-fight antics and comments have helped boost his popularity significantly.