Masvidal’s next bout is unclear. “Gamebred” is riding a wave of momentum following his record-setting knockout victory over Ben Askren last month. His manager, Abraham Kawa, recently turned some heads when he said Masvidal will only take a UFC welterweight title bout, or a showdown with Conor McGregor.
Masvidal’s Manager Responds To Edwards
“[Fake News]. We were never offered a fight with Leon as we already negotiated a title shot after the Askren win. This is a desperate attempt. Yes [Jorge’s] next fight is for the title. As for ‘demands’ it can’t be a demand if it was already agreed to before he fought Askren. Thanks.”
Masvidal and Edwards have a beef brewing stemming from their March incident. “Gamebred” and “Rocky” competed in separate bouts on the UFC London card. After exchanging words during Masvidal’s post-fight interview with Laura Sanko, the welterweights approached each other. Masvidal ended up landing punches on Edwards’ face, even causing a cut under his eye.
Edwards was last seen in action against Rafael dos Anjos at UFC San Antonio. Edwards controlled the fight and earned a unanimous decision victory to shoot up to the fourth spot on the UFC welterweight rankings. He has made it a point to say he will fight Masvidal eventually, either inside the Octagon or on the streets.