The Leon Edwards and Jorge Masvidal saga doesn’t appear to wish to go away.
Edwards, who has gained eight successive UFC fights, has been campaigning for a combat with Masvidal who after a stellar 2019, had a title shot in opposition to Kamaru Usman in July, coincidentally, the final man to beat Edwards.
Masvidal, who took the combat with six days discover and went by way of a gruelling weight minimize, misplaced and desires a pair wins to get again to competition.
The dangerous blood between the 2 began with Masvidal punching Edwards backstage on the O2 Enviornment after knocking Darren until out at UFC London in 2019.
Now, Masvidal is considered one of UFC’s prime field workplace points of interest and Edwards is on a scorching streak that ought to both lead to a title combat of a title eliminator.
Nevertheless, to make issues worse, Masvidal and Nate Diaz are near agreeing phrases for a rematch of their BMF contest in November.
Upon listening to the information, Edwards took his rival to activity, which was instantly seized upon by Diaz.
“Cease being a p**** and let’s f****** combat, proper? You say you’re the Avenue Jesus and the BMF, let’s show the case,” Edwards tweeted.
“You may’t go on the market and combat a man you simply f****** battered in three rounds after which do it once more and name your self the BMF. That’s not the way it works. So cease being a p**** and step up.
Diaz’s response appeared to tickle Masvidal, who posted laughing emojis in one of many feedback.
“You bought f***ed up within the again for performing such as you had been tight,” Diaz started. “This combat s*** is identical everywere, in or out of the cage… don’t get punked ever. That goes for kabob additionally, you guys are in final place now lol.”
Edwards has since come out and stated he is aware of Masvidal has advised UFC that he gained’t combat Edwards until the Brit has the welterweight title.
“Yeah, I believe that’s the annoying half,” he advised Submission Radio. “As a result of the UFC desires the combat, like, particularly the Jorge combat. I do know he went to the UFC and he stated he gained’t combat me until I bought the title or no matter. However I consider he must combat somebody within the prime 5 to get to a title, which he’s not doing.
“So, it’s irritating, as a result of the UFC desires it, I would like it, however the different guys, they’re saying no as a result of I’m a tough combat and so they don’t wish to lose. So, I don’t know.
“He’s come out and stated he doesn’t need not one of the smoke with me, he’ll solely combat me for that world title. So, I’m form of over it now,” Edwards added.
“He doesn’t wish to combat. So, after I see him, we’ll be on website combating, and he is aware of what it’s after we see one another. It’s what it’s.
“You can not power a person right into a combat, proper? If he says he don’t wish to combat, you’ll be able to’t. Nothing you are able to do to power him into it. I would like it, the UFC need it. He retains saying he doesn’t need it. So, what extra can I do?”