Jorge Masvidal has plenty of fights at his disposal. The welterweight contender is presently lined up for a title struggle rematch with present UFC champion Kamaru Usman at UFC 261, however “Gamebred” is already planting seeds for future matchups inside the Octagon.
Earlier this week, Masvidal assured that he would run issues again with Nate Diaz in a “BMF” rematch. Masvidal can also be focused on a conflict with streaking welterweight contender Leon Edwards, however “Gamebred” has a stipulation for that grudge match.
Bear in mind, Masvidal and Edwards share some historical past. Again in 2019, Edwards interrupted an interview that Masvidal was conducting at UFC London. The 2 welterweights finally got here face-to-face and Masvidal wasted no time shelling out his notorious “three piece and soda” throughout a backstage melee (see it HERE).
“Who’s that? Oh, wait, that’s the dude that interrupted our interview,” stated Masvidal earlier this week throughout a digital fan Q&A on ESPN+. “I already handled that particular person. In his fights, he pokes eyes final I heard. So it’s no matter.
“Win a struggle and I’ll be right here, man.”
Edwards, who’s using an eight-fight win streak in one of the crucial stacked divisions in UFC, is coming off a no contest towards Belal Muhammad again at UFC Vegas 21. It was Edwards’ first journey to the Octagon in over 600 days. Sadly, the primary occasion ended within the second spherical after Edwards landed a brutal eye poke on Muhammad (watch it HERE). It wasn’t executed on goal, however the incident now leaves Edwards with out a win since July 2019.
If Masvidal is ready to defeat Usman later this month it might doubtless result in a trilogy bout, or perhaps a grudge match with welterweight contender Colby Covington. It could be a while earlier than “Gamebred” and Edwards lastly settle their beef inside the cage.
That stated, Edwards might make issues much more attention-grabbing if he’s in a position to knock off Nate Diaz in a historic five-round co-main occasion at UFC 262 subsequent month.