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Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019

Leon Edwards Blasts Jorge Masvidal’s Call Out of Darren Till

Leon Edwards (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

Leon Edwards has been campaigning for a showdown with fellow British fighter Darren Till, in their native country, and the welterweight isn’t a fan of Jorge Masvidal now doing the same.

The UFC is set to return to London, England for a March 16th card, and recently Masvidal issued this statement to Till:

Since then, however, Edwards was a guest on the Eurobash podcast, and he had this to say about Masvidal’s callout (quote via MMA Fighting):

“It’s ridiculous because I’ve been calling both of them out for quite awhile now. First of all, Masvidal said he wouldn’t come to the U.K. and now I’m seeing this sh*t today about him and Darren. At this stage it’s just bullying, I’m trying to bully and force these guys into fighting me. I’ll say it again, the best fight for the U.K. is me versus Darren. Masvidal doesn’t even matter in the U.K., nobody even knows him there.”

“I think he thinks he matches up better stylistically with Masvidal. Coming off a loss he wants to get a win. If a man was calling me out, he was saying ‘Let’s go’ and it made sense, I would do it. I can’t tell you what’s in his head or what he’s thinking, but as I said, I’m ready for that fight. I’m training towards that fight, but if I don’t get it I will take a fight against someone else who’s going to push me towards the title,” added Edwards.

Till is coming off a submission loss to champion Tyron Woodley in September, while Edwards hasn’t fought since last June, when he earned a decision win over Donald Cerrone.

Edwards is currently riding a six-fight winning streak.

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posted by FCF Staff @ 8:00 am
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