Jorge Masvidal didn’t close the door to fight Leon Edwards, but he has two conditions: Edwards needs to win another victory and the money has to be right.
At this point, Gamebred and Rocky already have full dance cards as Masvidal is set to challenge Kamar Usman again for the welterweight title at the UFC 261 main event on April 24th. Edwards, meanwhile, will see Nate Diaz less frequently. than a month later in a five-round co-main event at UFC 262.
In Edwards’ last appearance, he faced Belal Mohammed in the main event of UFC Vegas 21 in March – his first fight in almost two years – and accidentally poked his eye out, causing the fight to be ruled out.
And who can forget the infamous troika and soda incident following the UFC in London in March 2019? After knocking out Darren Till in the main event, Masvidal was talking to Laura Sankoh when Edwards said something backstage to the BMF champion. Masvidal approached Edwards before being struck.
After that, the fight between them did not take place, much to the chagrin of the fans. On Tuesday Tuesday on ESPN +, a virtual fan question and answer, which was coincidentally hosted by Sankoh, Masvidal was asked about a possible match with Edwards.
“Who is this? Oh wait, this is the dude who interrupted our interview,” Masvidal Sankoh said.
“Win the fight and I’ll be here, man.”
Masvidal hopes to avenge his unanimous decision defeat against Usman in the July main event of UFC 251, a fight the 36-year-old announced six days after a positive COVID-19 test forced Gilbert Burns out of his original scheduled match. During Q&A, Masvidal also stated that “when I win the rematch,” he will be looking for a fight in the trilogy with Usman.