Edwards and Masvidal competed on the card yesterday (March 16). Edwards nabbed a split decision victory over Gunnar Nelson. Masvidal stunned the London crowd with his brutal knockout win over Darren Till in the main event. Things got ugly between Edwards and Masvidal backstage after some trash talking. The two welterweights approached each other and Masvidal landed punches, cutting Edwards in the process.
Leon Edwards Says Jorge Masvidal Is ‘F*cked’
Edwards took to Twitter to issue a statement on the incident and he threw in a warning to Masvidal:
— Leon 'Rocky' Edwards (@Leon_edwardsmma) March 17, 2019
“Very happy with my performance last night against a very high caliber opponent in Gunnar Nelson. Much respect to you Gunnar that was a great fight and look forward to seeing you bounce back. Thanks to my team, friends, family and the fans for everything.
Birmingham stand up! As I said – that’s 7 in a row in the hardest division in the sport and I’m coming for everyone. World champ 2019 mark my words. If you’re not with me now, you will be.
And Jorge, fair play sneaking your shots in when you could, But now you’re f*cked. If security wasn’t there you wouldn’t have made it back to the US, I’ll see you soon.”
Masvidal gave an explanation for his actions shortly after the brawl took place. “Gamebred” claims that Edwards approached him with his fists up, so he took it as a threat. There’s no word on if there will be any sanctions.