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UFC president Dana White hints Jorge Masvidal vs Leon Edwards can happen next

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Seeing Jorge Masvidal and Leon Edwards inside the Octagon is a highly anticipated matchup for the mixed martial arts community, and UFC president Dana White has just made a massive update on making the mich awaited welterweight bout a possibility. In a recent interview with Robbie Fox of Barstool Sports, White has confirmed that Masvidal vs Edwards could soon be a thing.

Jorge Masvidal vs Leon Edwards? “maybe we will”, says the UFC prez

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Barstool Sports has recently reached out to Dana White for an exclusive interview which is due to be made public, but Robbie Fox shared a sneak peek into the interview with a short 50 second clip that he shared on Twitter.

The clip shows a playful banter between Fox and Dana White regarding the Masvidal vs Edwards fight that Fox wants to happen, while White joked about whether it has been made official yet.

However, the UFC president did hint that they might just make the fight happen.

“Are there any plans for the Jorge Masvidal – Leon Edwards fight? I saw Leon Edwards two days ago, he’s kinda changed his tone on that one and said that he’s down to fight Masvidal,” Fox told White.

“You’re throwing all these ‘well, what about this one? what about that one? what about this one?’ You want to do a 30 minute interview about all the fights that you want to see?” the UFC prez jokingly asked Fox.

“I’ll throw you a bone so you get off my back here, yeah maybe we will do Leon Edwards and (Jorge) Masvidal,” White added.

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The current UFC ‘BMF’ titleholder and 6th ranked welterweight, Jorge Masvidal was last seen in action against Kamaru Usman at UFC 261, when he sustained his second straight defeat at the hands of the reigning welterweight champion.

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Leon Edwards, on the other hand, is coming off of a hard fought unanimous decision victory over Nate Diaz at UFC 263 back in June.

Highlights:

  • Dana White has a positive reaction to potentially making the Jorge Masvidal vs Leon Edwards fight
  • Jorge Masvidal is on a two fight losing streak, both of them against UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman
  • Leon Edwards defeated Nate Diaz at UFC 263 and is down to fight Masvidal

UFC 263 results: Leon Edwards batters Nate Diaz, survives late swarm

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