Leon Edwards is disappointed because Jorge Masvidal canceled their match which was scheduled for December 11 this year. Masvidal withdrew due to injury, and "Rocky" was left without the opportunity to settle the bills they have since 2019 and the conflict after the London UFC event.
‘‘ I always knew he was a fraud and a fake. He had a good year or a year and a half of knocking out Darren Till and Ben Askren. That pushed him." "But other than that, he is nothing but a ‘journeyman’.
Whenever he fights, he is more likely to lose. My opinion hasn’t changed much. I know what I knew, and now fans have a chance to see it. It is now clear as day that he is not who he claims to be, "Edwards told ESPN in an interview with Brett Okamoto.
Edwards has ruled out the possibility of substitute opponents in the form of Khamzat Chimaev or Gilbert Burns and believes the belt fight must be his next appearance. He considered the match with Masvidal a stopover and an opportunity to stay active and play the third match in this calendar year.
However, after "Gamebred's" cancellation, the Briton is no longer interested in that fight.
While Jorge Masvidal isn’t particularly vocal about his cancellation, nor has he engaged in public debates with Edwards, it’s a slightly different thing with his teammates.
Mateusz Gamrot, a former KSW lightweight and lightweight champion, is also Masvidal's colleague at the ATT in Florida. The Pole was bothered by recent statements by Edwards and sent him a kind of answer to all this via Twitter.
‘‘ Leon Edwards. Shut your mouth poo*y. I saw the injury happen at training and you are super lucky because Masvidal was in top shape and would murder you.
Fight with Gamebred Fighter in March or wait in line ’’ Gamrot wrote.
Indeed, it is difficult to accuse a fighter like Masvidal of being afraid to play a match and pretending to be injured. Leon Edwards is a great fighter, but he is not something Masvidal has not encountered many times in his career.
As for Gamrot, "Gamer" will be looking for his third UFC victory in a row on December 18 against Brazilian Carlos Diego Ferreira. Edwards is still pretty frustrated because he won't get the chance he's obviously been waiting for a long time.
Now he will have to focus on some other things, but this fight is what he was missing. Whether Edwards will have a need to answer the call out remains to be seen