In recent times, a lot of spotlights has been on the UFC welterweight division. Adding to that spotlight, in a recent tweet – The #3 ranked contender Leon Edwards called out #4 contender Jorge Masvidal.
Jorge Masvidal recently fought for the welterweight belt in a much anticipated and action-packed line up against the champion Kamaru Usman at UFC 251 at Fight Island. He came up short against the champion but earned massive respect for taking the fight at a short after #1 contender Gilbert Burns tested positive for Covid-19.
The welterweight division looks very challenging and confusing at this particular time. With the top 6 contenders calling each other out, it looks like a royal rumble. It’s rumoured that the champion – Usman would be fighting Burns, while #5 Tyron Woodley will be fighting #2 Colby Covington who lost his last match against Usman for the welterweight belt. In addition to this, if the above fight is scheduled to take place, then it is going to be very exciting to see the future face of this division where it is cut-throat competition.
Currently, Leon Edwards is on an 8 fight winning streak which makes him a dominating force to reckon. He stood victorious in his last UFC bout against Rafael dos Anjos during July 2109. Since then, he has taken a break and is preparing for the right challenge which would put him at the very top, in the race for the belt. The future certainly does look promising with certain fighters like Darren Till still hinting at a return to the welterweight division. What are your preferred fights to be made?
Leon calls Masvidal a p***y
In a recent exchange of tweet battle, both the welterweight fighters called each other out, causing turbulence in the division. Mind-games has been on the rise since Conor McGregor used it effectively. The dirty talk is very critical in hyping the fight which eventually helps UFC to promote the fights and make the desired number of Pay-per-view buys.
Masvidal recently tweeted:
“6 days. 20 pounds. Flew to Vegas. Vegas to Abu Dhabi. Fought the champ. Created the damage. He’s out for a minute. I’ve been ready since I got back. Time to move the division forward. Your move #supernecessary“
To which, Leon replied by taking a dig at Masvidal:
Fight me then pussy https://t.co/MCVgL73m0T
— Leon 'Rocky' Edwards (@Leon_edwardsmma) August 9, 2020
Please mention your thoughts on the upcoming fight and whether you agree with the upcoming series of welterweight fights.