Leon Edwards

Leon Edwards releases statement on Jorge Masvidal brawl

Leon Edwards got in two fights last night at UFC London, although only one was supposed to take place. After beating Gunnar Nelson by split-decision, and Jorge Masvidal knocked out Darren Till the two were backstage, where Masvidal punched Edwards which cut him open.

The question was, why would Masvidal go after Edwards. Well, he gave his own reason to ESPN after the fight.

“So I’m doing my interview, and this hooligan comes by saying some stuff,” Masvidal said. “[He says] ‘July, you’ll get your ass kicked in July.’ And I go ‘Maybe bro, cause whatever, maybe I want to kick your ass in April. Maybe I don’t want to wait till July. Maybe I don’t even want to fight you cause you’re not worth the training camp. I’ll fight you here, you’re a scrub.’

“So I tell him ‘Just say it to my face like a man. You’re saying it walking away. We’re both men.’ As I walk up to him, I’ve got my hands behind my back to signal I’m not coming here for problems. But he put his hands up like this [raises fists]. It’s on video, and he walks towards me. Well, where I’m from, if you do that, you’re going to punch me in the face. That’s not going to happen. You’re a JV beta. You are what you are bro, you’re just a loser in life. You’re not going to get a hit off on me. So I did the three-piece with the soda, and then just glided out of there. Then some of his friends tried to sucker punch me… those guys did a big mistake.”

Meanwhile, Edwards does not seem pleased with Masvidal and is ready to fight him next.

“Very happy with my performance last night against a very high caliber opponent in Gunnar Nelson,” Edwards began, first recapping his win over Nelson. “Much respect to you Gunnar that was a great fight and look forward to seeing you bounce back. Thanks to my team, friends, family and the fans for everything. Birmingham stand up! As I said – that’s 7 in a row in the hardest division in the sport and I’m coming for everyone. World champ 2019 mark my words. If you’re not with me now, you will be.

“And Jorge, fair play sneaking your shots in when you could, But now you’re fucked,” he added, addressing Masvidal. “If security wasn’t there you wouldn’t have made it back to the US. I’ll see you soon.”