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Thursday, Nov 18, 2021

Jorge Masvidal Responds to Leon Edwards, Calls Colby Covington “The King Coward”

Jorge Masvidal (photo via UFC / YouTube)

By FCF Staff

Now that Jorge Masvidal is no longer facing Leon Edwards at UFC 269, there’s been extensive speculation about him finally, fighting Colby Covington. While Masvidal says he’s still keen on fighting his former friend, turned rival, he’s offered to fight Edwards on a new date.

Masvidal was booked to fight Edwards at the December 11 card, but an injury forced ‘Gamebred’ to withdraw. Due to the fact Covington repeated his call for a fight with Masvidal, following his second defeat to Kamaru Usman last month, there’s been buzz about that match-up materializing.

In addition, Edwards has also said he’s targeting a fight with the champ, Usman.

More recently, Masvidal appeared on The MMA Hour. While talking about Edwards, who accused Masvidal of ducking him, the outspoken fighter made it clear he’s willing to wait for the contender (quotes via MMA Junkie).

“I told the UFC that we could push it back further,” Masvidal said. “It’s up to Leon, and from his initial response, he doesn’t want to wait and I don’t blame him. If he has an option to fight for a title or wait two more months for me, I don’t know what he wants to do or nor do I give a f*ck. All I know is if he wants to go February or March, we can go. If he doesn’t want to wait, then he’s onto the next thing.”

“(Edwards) could respond to all of that and make all of that be true and known (by) just fighting in March,” Masvidal said, while discussing Edwards claim he ducked the fight by withdrawing. “Shut your mouth. Wait for me. Fight in March. Whatever, you know? I have history on my side. I’ve always made weight. I’ve never pulled out of a signed agreement. I have history on my side. First time, I’m coming off two losses. I’ve just got to make sure I go in there healthy and well to give it my all. If he wants to wait until February or March, I can decapitate him on sight for the world to see. If he doesn’t, I mean, what can I do, you know?”

And while talking about the possibility of fighting Covington next, Masvidal said he’s open to it, but believes he should give Edwards the first opportunity.

“This guy is the king coward. He can’t control himself from being a coward so I’d love to smash his face in and get a handsome reward from it. But at this particular time, since I signed first for Leon, I would like to address his b*tchass first and then we’ll take care of the fragile that guy. Now, he’s changing his thing where he’s a nice guy and sh*t. Usman beat his ass so hard and now he’s the nice guy. Damn, what a f*cking turn of events, huh? That f*cking coward.”

Masvidal (35-15) is coming off a knockout loss to Usman in April, which followed his decision loss to the champ in July, 2020.

posted by FCF Staff @ 9:58 am
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