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Michael Bisping calls Leon Edwards-Jorge Masvidal after Nate Diaz


Michael Bisping has his eyes on Leon Edwards against Jorge Masvidal following Edwards’ unanimous victory over Nate Diaz at UFC 263.

In the aftermath of UFC 263 – which took place at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz. On Saturday, June 13, 2021 – UFC President Dana White made it clear that Colby Covington is the next Champions League champion. UFC welterweight Kamaru Usman. Bisping believes this sets the stage for a grudge match between Edwards and Masvidal.

“Jorge Masvidal, man,” Bisping insisted on a new episode of his Believe me podcast which has since been removed from YouTube (h / t MMA Fight). “This is what it should be. Masvidal versus Leon Edwards. This is the battle to be done. The three-piece and the soda. Masvidal assaulted him in London. There is [a] story there for days. This must be the fight for Leon.

“Masvidal must also lead this fight. Far be it from me to talk about Masvidal. I’m not talking about s — t, but the reality is this if you go out there and smash another man in the face that’s in your weight class and both of you work for a company that compares its top employees. to each other and puts them in an octagon to fight, the puzzle pieces are there. It doesn’t take a championship puzzle maker to put the last piece of this puzzle in place. You both fight for the UFC, you’re in the same weight class, you both go high in the division, and the last time they saw each other Masvidal hit him with a three-piece. and soda. This must absolutely and unequivocally be the next fight for these two men. “

Bisping, a former UFC middleweight champion, felt for Edwards the day after UFC 263. Although he dominated Diaz for most of the five rounds, “Rocky” was rocked by a big blow. of Diaz who completely changed the narrative of the fight.

“Leon Edwards, what are you doing ?!” exclaimed Bisping. “What are you doing? He dominated this fight – don’t get me wrong, Diaz is so tough and he made it so entertaining all the time, every time he was messing around, turning his back on him and all the antics and him. was talking. Diaz is so tough and he makes every fight exciting. That’s why he has so many fans, but Edwards was dominating this fight and it was almost like he couldn’t do anything wrong. When they stalled he shot him with authority, beat him to the ground, cracked him open with those crazy elbows, kicked him in the leg … is almost knocked out.

“It’s not the worst for Leon Edwards because obviously the worst case scenario would be if he got knocked out or lost the fight, but Leon had to go out there and beat Nate Diaz, take all his fans and then become a household name in mixed martial arts. Unfortunately, now the narrative is no longer about the four and a half turns of extreme domination that Leon Edwards forced upon him… but the narrative now is if there had been one more turn. , Nate would have knocked him out. If it had been on the street Leon would have been screwed up. Now the tale is, “I can’t wait to see Nate Diaz.” Yes, Leon went over there and beat him up but they all talk about Nate Diaz.

Bisping loves Edwards but says the new narrative lives up to his fellow Englishman.

“It’s so Leon Edwards,” Bisping said. “I feel for the guy. He’s just sort of – it’s not bad luck. You can’t call in there and beat Nate Diaz by a dominant decision, 49-46, it’s not bad luck. It’s a good evening at the office. It is! It’s so Leon Edwards, it’s unfair! The guy is on an unbeaten 10 fight streak, he has all the momentum, he beat some great fighters and he just beat Nate Diaz but in the end people are talking about Nate Diaz and how tough he is. .

“He needs a finish. He has to finish. And I can’t say that, I had a lot of decisions. I’m not saying this from a negative point of view, but it would have silenced a lot of people. It would be a very different discussion right now if he had finished Nate Diaz. I feel fair for him because it’s almost unfair what we don’t say in combat sport. Everyone’s talking about Diaz and how tough he is and the rest, and they’re not talking about Leon screwing him up for four and a half rounds!

UFC 263 took place at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz. On Saturday, June 13, 2021. The Pay-Per-View (PPV) was titled by Israel Adesanya against Marvin Vettori for the UFC Middleweight Title .

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