Leon Edwards, the undisputed UFC welterweight champion, has made a mockery of his longtime rival, Jorge Masvidal, following the veteran’s loss to Gilbert Burns at UFC 287. Edwards has claimed that Masvidal failed to take the opportunity to fight against him once again.
Masvidal, who was co-headlining UFC 287 in his hometown, has been defeated by Burns in a unanimous decision, marking his fourth consecutive loss in the welterweight category.
Following his co-headlining loss at UFC 287, there were rumors about Jorge Masvidal considering retiring from MMA. In an interview with Joe Rogan, Masvidal confirmed these speculations by announcing his retirement and expressing his decision to no longer compete professionally in mixed martial arts. This announcement marked the end of an illustrious career in the sport.
Gilbert gets the W!!@GilbertDurinho takes the unanimous decision over Jorge Masvidal in our #UFC287 co-main pic.twitter.com/hd0oG6GMwE
— UFC (@ufc) April 9, 2023
Leon Edwards Roasts Jorge Masvidal over UFC 287 Decision Loss
In response to Masvidal’s unanimous decision loss to Brazilian fighter Burns and his subsequent retirement from MMA, Leon Edwards from Birmingham made a mockery of Masvidal’s missed chance to compete against him in the Octagon. Edwards found humor in the fact that Masvidal once again lost an opportunity to face him.
“F*cking bum Jorge (Masvidal) fumbled the bag once again,” Leon Edwards tweeted post UFC 287. “None of them really deserve it. Who should I fight next? #KingLeon”
Fucking bum Jorge fumbled the bag once again. None of them really deserve it. Who should I fight next? #kingLeon
— Leon 'Rocky' Edwards (@Leon_edwardsmma) April 9, 2023
In March, Leon Edwards defended his undisputed welterweight title against Kamaru Usman in the main event of UFC 286, winning by a close, majority decision victory. Edwards is now expected to make a return to the Octagon on July 22 in London, England for UFC 291. He will face former interim titleholder, Colby Covington in his second attempt at challenging for the welterweight championship. As a Team Renegade MMA & BJJ staple, Edwards is widely anticipated to put on another great show for fans.
Leon Edwards and Jorge Masvidal were first scheduled to fight each other at UFC 269 in December 2021 in an attempt to put an end to their longstanding feud. However, Masvidal withdrew from the pay-per-view fight, citing an undisclosed injury, leaving their rivalry unresolved.