Leon Edwards Coach: Back Of The Line For ‘Little Judas Rat’ Jorge Masvidal

Masvidal will have to earn some wins before he can think of a title shot against Edwards.

Cormier On Leon Edwards And Masvidal
Cormier On Leon Edwards And Masvidal - Image via @gamebredfighter @leonedwardsmma Instagram

Jorge Masvidal will have to wait his turn if he wants a crack at Leon Edwards.

Edwards became the new UFC welterweight champion following his memorable fifth-round knockout win over Kamaru Usman this past weekend.

As a result, Edwards reached the top of the mountain and is now the one with the target on his back.

Masvidal and his team were quick to call for a shot with Edwards soon after.

Of course, that’s a fight Edwards has wanted ever since the UFC London backstage incident in 2019, but Masvidal was never truly open to the prospect…until now.

Unfortunately for “Gamebred” — who is on a three-fight losing streak — he is at the back of the line.

At least, according to Edwards’ coach Dave Lovell.

“Leon has been climbing the hill for a long time, as you know,” Lovell told MMA Junkie. “And he’s tried to reach the top and each time he does, he’s been knocked back, knocked back, knocked back. But now he’s climbed the top. Now he can be the one at the top of the mountain knocking back people. Well, you can stand at the back of the line, Mr. Masvidal, for starters.

“… Mr. Masvidal, you little rat Judas, your time will come also, but we’re picking on our terms. The same way you told Leon wait at the back of the line, well you wait now, mate, because Leon is at the top of the hill.”

Jorge Masvidal Responds To Leon Edwards’ Coach

Lovell’s comments reached Masvidal’s radar and he responded as respectfully as he could.

“I don’t disrespect my elders so God bless you sir and hope you give your boy the best advice possible. The funny part is if your boy loses to Usman you and him will be begging again. Good luck I’m rooting for you guys”

In reality, Edwards is likely to face Usman in a trilogy fight next.

However, Masvidal believes his drawing power is enough to get the fight that he wants.

Especially if Edwards is open to making as much money as he can by facing him.

“I remember a time when England had a champ that wanted a certain fight and he told the ufc what he wanted and made it happen. The newbies won’t know what I’m talking about but the real ones do”

Do you think Jorge Masvidal can get the next shot at Leon Edwards?

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