Leon Edwards is ok with preventing Jorge Masvidal however needs ‘Gamebred’ to earn it first.
Following his gorgeous fifth-round KO of Kamaru Usman at UFC 278, the world has opened up for the newly topped UFC welterweight champion, who has a number of choices to contemplate for his subsequent outing. Amongst them is Masvidal, the person who caught him with a ‘three-piece and a soda’ throughout a run-in backstage at UFC London over two years in the past. Each males had been to settle their variations at UFC 269, however Masvidal withdrew attributable to harm.
Now that he sits atop the division, Edwards expressed curiosity in revisiting Masvidal, but when — and provided that — his foe can return to the Octagon and get some wins.
“[Masvidal] is on my record,” mentioned Edwards on The Jim Rome Present. “However in the meanwhile, I feel Jorge, he’s on like a two-three battle shedding streak. So he must go on the market and get some wins and make the battle make sense. That’s a battle I feel could be huge for the UFC. To get my revenge on him, I can not wait.”
As a result of Edwards vs. Masvidal is a methods from occurring, ‘Rocky’ shifts his focus to a trilogy with Usman.
“I feel Usman is deserving of the trilogy,” mentioned Edwards. “I’d like to have it again within the U.Okay. although. In Wembley could be good. The O2 could be good in London. However, yeah. I’d love to offer him the rematch. Run it again once more, let’s settle the rating.”
UFC president Dana White has beforehand mentioned the promotion is ‘ each possibility on the market proper now,’ so both of these venues may host Usman vs. Edwards 3.