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Leon Edwards still wants revenge against Jorge Masvidal ‘in the octagon or on the street’

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Leon Edwards is the man to beat at UFC welterweight, but there’s one name he’s still fixated on winning.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Edwards would like to settle things with Jorge Masvidal in the future. There was a rivalry between the two starting in March 2019 when both fighters competed at a UFC event in London. Following the conclusion of the event, Edwards and Masvidal were involved in a backstage physical confrontation, more commonly known as the “Three Pieces and a Soda” incident.

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Edwards recently appeared on Club Breakfastwhere he assured that the feud with Masvidal was not over.

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“Not with him,” Edwards replied when asked if the relationship between all the fighters is generally cordial. “Not with Masvidal, that’s what it is, that’s beef. I do not like him. We had a fight backstage, we threw a few shots. It was in London, my hometown.

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“But they took him, moved him and hid him, and he fled my country and I haven’t seen him since. That was three years ago.”

Since then, Edwards has continued his unbeaten streak, culminating in a miraculous fifth-round knockout of Kamaru Usman at UFC 278 to become the UFC Welterweight Champion. Meanwhile, Masvidal has become one of the promotion’s biggest stars, winning the BMF championship belt in 2019 and challenging Usman twice for the welterweight title.

Edwards is still looking to fight Masvidal, whether it’s a sanctioned fight or not.

“I can’t leave this,” Edwards said. “That was three years ago. I have to bring him back either in the octagon or on the street.”

Although Edwards and Masvidal are ready to fight – Masvidal recently urged Edwards to “go to the damned plate” – it’s unlikely they’ll meet anytime soon. Masvidal is currently dealing with legal issues following the alleged attack on Colby Covington this March, and Edwards is expected to face Usman in a trilogy.

Usman defeated Edwards in their first meeting in December 2015 before losing the rematch. A third fight has yet to be officially announced, but Edwards expects it to take place at a stadium in London.

“I’m very happy about it,” Edwards said. “Become a headliner in the UK Sixty thousand people are trying to get into a stadium show. It will be big. I’m excited. This is the third time. The first time he beat me on points, and the second time I knocked him out. Now we are returning home, to my territory and to my backyard.



Source: www.mmafighting.com

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