Have not heard anything about Leon Edwards staying on the card however if hes not combating @bullyb170, which is a fight that makes good sense based upon incomplete service just give Leon the title shot.
Usman is certainly offered now. https://t.co/kO6IUFD9RY
— Damon Martin (@DamonMartin) November 10, 2021
Nov 2, 2019; New York, NY, USA; Jorge Masvidal (red gloves) defeats Nate Diaz (blue gloves) throughout UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden. Obligatory Credit: Sarah Stier-USA TODAY Sports
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When Jorge Masvidal pulls out of Leon Edwards battle, Twitter has a meltdown.
The Jorge Masvidal vs. Leon Edwards welterweight showcase at UFC 269 is off after Masvidal suffered a concealed injury throughout camp. As forecasted, social media isnt delighted.
Masvidal and Edwards were anticipated to settle their beef in the octagon at UFC 269. Their rivalry extends two years after Masvidal infamously gave Edwards the three-piece and a soda and attacked him backstage at a UFC London occasion.
Masvidal was looking to make his return to the octagon after suffering back-to-back losses to welterweight champion Kamaru Usman. The Masvidal vs. Edwards fight reports swirled for months prior to UFC president Dana White and the matchmakers shot.
This is the current in a series of bad-luck events in Edwards profession. Regardless of his nine-fight winning streak, hes stopped working to get a shot at the welterweight title due to numerous battle cancelations and last-second opponent changes.
Top welterweight contenders Belal Muhammad and Gilbert Burns have both offered to action in on brief notice to eliminate Edwards at UFC 269. On the other hand, its unclear regarding the seriousness of Masvidals injury and how long hell be sidelined from combating.
Masvidal vs. Edwards was thought by numerous to be the individuals main occasion, and MMA Twitter wasnt delighted with the news of Masvidals withdrawal.
Heres what Twitter had to say about the Jorge Masvidal/Leon Edwards fight cancellation
Does Leon have the worst luck of all time having his bouts cancelled non stop. Its insane.
— Brian (@Brian_Tracy21) November 10, 2021.
Fuck sake was knew it was too good to be real for the card, id like to see chimaev action inside the octagon with edwards however at the exact same time I seem like Edwards is worthy of a title shot and then if chimaev beats Edwards could we see another tony Ferguson situation?
— Ashton Wilton (@AshtonWilton5) November 10, 2021.
Oh my god. If Leon needs to fight Khamzat even worse luck ever.
— influence ter (@TerClout) November 10, 2021.
Lol this is his “injury” so he can take the larger cash fight with Covington later on.
— ᴬᵘˢᵗᴵᴺ (@F7LTHYGTR) November 10, 2021.
Undisclosed injury lol … this man never ever wanted this fight at all. Just a money fighter now. Time to make the Edwards/Chimaev battle now! If not Khamzat, Luque vs Edwards.
— Jeff MacDonald (@jmacyourlife) November 10, 2021.
I believe masvisdal just recognized him and colby and be tuf coaches
— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) November 10, 2021
Its unclear as to whether or not Edwards will stay on the card, but he might be rewarded for his efforts. Usman has meant a rematch with Edwards for several years, and it might concern fruition under a few of the strangest of scenarios.
LMAOOO masivdal took colbys recommendations to heart.
— steezy ₉ ⁹ ₉ (@eskimopolarbear) November 10, 2021.