Jorge Masvidal targets Leon Edwards in March: “If he says no, then he’s Colby’s asshole”

Jorge Masvidal wants to fight Leon Edwards in March after an undisclosed injury forced him to withdraw from their scheduled fight at UFC 269.

Motivated by what he said is “duty” and “integrity”, Edwards is Masvidal’s first target, but he will move on to another top-five opponent, with Colby Covington as the first pick.

“Yes [Edwards] say no, so i’m gonna pass, so that’s colby’s bitch, ”Masvidal said on wednesday MMA time.

Edwards called Masvidal a “fraud” in an interview with ESPN.com and accused him of taking the fight without intending to fulfill his end of the bargain. Masvidal countered that “history is on his side” and the very deal he signed is the reason he wants to save the game for March.

“The first time that I just suffered two losses I have to make sure to go there healthy and well to give him my best,” Masvidal said. “If he wants to wait until February or March, I can behead him on the spot for the world to see. If he doesn’t, what can I do? We will meet eventually.

The only public meeting for UFC welterweights so far has been of the unlicensed variety. Behind the scenes at a UFC event in London, the two infamous punches were traded after Edwards cut off Masvidal’s post-fight interview. But an official octagon reservation had to wait two years, after a pair of title fights went south for Masvidal and Edwards, owner of a 10-fight unbeaten streak, failed. to impress against Nate Diaz.

Masvidal said he would avoid surgery for his injury but “cannot have an impact” during his rehabilitation, which will put him on the sidelines for the next five or six weeks. Asked about a possible showdown with rival Covington, who quickly used his withdrawal from UFC 269 to call for a fight, he said his priority was Edwards.

With Edwards now calling for a title shot, Covington would emerge as a logical opponent for Masvidal, and MMA pundits were quick to suggest framing the long-awaited grudge match between former teammates (and roommates) around the upcoming season. by The Ultimate Fighter. But Masvidal manager Kawa said the timeline for such an opportunity wouldn’t be ideal given the show’s filming window and the subsequent training camp needed to prepare for a late trainer’s fight. of the season.

Masvidal was not averse to appearing in front of the cameras opposite Covington. It wasn’t the most ideal setup, however. His experience as a contestant on the reality show “Exatlon Estados Unidos” has taught him that there is little glamor in such a concert.

“Without money in my pocket, I don’t do anything,” he said. “I did TV for a while, reality TV and all that, and I know what that entails, and it’s harder for me than being at the gym, because they say to me: “can you do this again? Can you eat like this? ‘ I say to myself, my brother, leave me alone.

“I should have a nice, nice reward if I do stuff like that.” Six weeks? You have to pay me if you want to see people practice with ‘Gamebred’. Otherwise, leave me at home, in training.

Masvidal will wait to see if Edwards is ready to fight in March. Otherwise, any top-five opponent will do – the priority for “Gamebred” is to accumulate money and stay on top until he ends his career in 2022 – but there is a special place in his heart for Covington.

“I’d like to address Leon’s bitch first, then we’ll deal with the fragile rat guy – now he’s changing gimmicks – now he’s a guy and shit,” Masvidal said. “[Kamaru] Usman hit his ass so hard, now he’s a nice guy. Wow, what a fucking turn of events, eh? That fucking coward.

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