Jorge Masvidal and Leon Edwards seem to be a collision course. The two fighters have been exchanging words on Twitter and things are escalating quickly.
It all started when Masvidal made it clear that he wants a ranked opponent for his return to the octagon. He last fought back in November 2017 when he suffered a defeat at the hands of former Welterweight contender Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson. Prior to this, he had suffered a decision loss to Demian Maia as well.
Leon Edwards took offence of Masvidal’s demand despite being this two-fight losing streak. Edwards tweeted out the following.
I am ranked and called your name plenty of times, but you have every excuse. You're ranked only 2 spots above me kid and you're on a 2 fight losing streak. don't be scared pussy!!
— Leon 'Rocky' Edwards (@Leon_edwardsmma) October 15, 2018
Masvidal, however, was in no mood to sit back and take the fire. He had a strong response to Edwards and went on to say that he has a bigger fan base in England than Edwards. He also called Edwards a ‘fake Brit’. You can see the tweet below.
You must be smoking crack. Who tf ever dodged your sorry ass? Dec 29th you will cease to exist in this world. Tired of you new age punks. You a fake #Brit and fake fighter I got more fans in England than you bitch made ho https://t.co/uzry2lfNty
— Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) October 19, 2018
Edwards is currently on a six-fight winning streak at the moment. His last win was the most memorable one as he managed to outclass Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone in a five-round thriller. It would be interesting to see whether or not UFC will go ahead and pair these two up in the Octagon.
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