- Jorge Masvidal commented on Leon Edwards’ eagerness to take revenge
- “Gamebred” plans to beat Gilbert Burns and hope to get a title shot next year
Back in 2019, Jorge Masvidal decided to follow up his KO win over Darren Till with a cheap shot on Leon Edwards in their backstage scuffle at the O2 Arena in London. Since then, “Rocky” has long been yearning to get his revenge but “Gambred” isn’t buying any of it.
It’s a bluff
Following his UFC 278 title fight win over Kamaru Usman, Edwards already said he’d be more than happy to settle his beef with Masvidal once “Gamebred” began winning fights. In a recent interview, the welterweight champion even doubled down on the matter and admitted he couldn’t let go of it.
Despite constantly hearing about Edwards’ desire to take him out, Masvidal thinks the reigning 170-pound division king is just bluffing. For “Gamebred,” Edwards can easily make the fight happen and even the UFC knows it would be another massive PPV hit but for some reason, all the champ has been doing is talk.
“That’s called blah, blah, blah,” Masvidal told MMA Junkie in Spanish, translated by MMA Junkie. “The guy is literally the champion right now. If he told Dana White and the UFC he wanted to fight me, the UFC makes it happen like that. Why? Because I’m the one that sells the most pay-per-views in that entire division by like four, five times. The numbers are there, proven.”
“If he wants the fight, the fight is there for him, but he doesn’t want the fight,” he added. “But what he does want, it’s entertain the idea that he wants the fight. He says this, he says that, but man, if you want the fight, you can make it happen. You’re the champion, and you feel hurt – and he obviously is, he’s still talking about me – then make the fight happen. If I affected you so much as a man that you can’t live your life without thinking about me every day, then make the fight.”
Gamebred is money
Masvidal hasn’t tasted a win since 2019. He has gone three consecutive losses and is planning to make a strong comeback next year. The UFC has not found an opponent yet but “Gamebred” has his eyes locked on No. 5 welterweight contender Gilbert Burns, who gave Khamzat Chimaev an epic three-round war and is now booked against Neil Magny for UFC 283.
As per Masvidal, the plan is to hand Burns a savage beatdown and perhaps, see himself becoming a top-five contender once again. By that time, “Gamebred” hopes Edwards would still want to fight him, but regardless of what lies ahead, he guarantees he’s still the biggest money fight there is.
“I plan on giving a beating, tearing up, and hitting Gilbert Burns with everything and the kitchen’s sink,” Masvidal explained. “I’m going to do everything that no one has done to him. And maybe after that, Leon wants to fight me, I don’t know. But like I’ve said before, I’m the biggest money fight for him. The most money.”
It is still yet to be determined who would get a crack at Edwards but with Masvidal at No. 11 in the rankings, it’s unlikely that he gets the nod from the UFC.