Masvidal requires Edwards after UFC 278 – ‘3 piece and a soda time’

Masvidal requires Edwards after UFC 278 – ‘3 piece and a soda time’

 

The entire panorama of the UFC welterweight department modified on Saturday night time time after Leon Edwards knocked out dominant champion Kamaru Usman with a headkick all the way through the overall minute in their UFC 278 combat (watch the KO end right kind proper right here).

Usman hadn’t simply beaten one of the vital vital best possible contenders at 170 kilos, he beat them two events. Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal had no path another time to identify contendership as long as “The Nigerian Nightmare” held the decide. So it’s not unexpected that Masvidal was once as soon as excited to seem “Rocky” transfer issues up.

Masvidal and Edwards have historical past from a UFC London card in March 2019. Masvidal had simply knocked out Darren Until in the principle tournament, whilst Edwards decisioned Gunnar Nelson all the way through the co-main. The 2 victorious warring parties had an altercation behind the curtain that resulted in Masvidal swinging on Edwards, hitting him with what “Gamebred” coined ‘the three-piece and soda.’

Masvidal introduced the saying another time in his callout of the brand new welterweight champion, writing on Instagram “I heard we going to London all over again.”

Masvidal’s agent Malki Kawa added “3 piece and a soda time. Sure we except [sic] Leon Edwards.”

Alternatively do Leon Edwards and the UFC settle for Jorge Masvidal? Primary as much as UFC 278, Edwards urged talkSPORT “I’ll give the bum the chance to come back again once more combat for the decide simply to turn everybody how s— he’s.” On the post-fight press convention, Usman was once as soon as slightly bit further measured.

Masvidal requires Edwards after UFC 278 – ‘3 piece and a soda time’

“Jorge can also be superb, however he wishes to head get a win, you recognize? Having him in the United Kingdom can also be superb. Yet again the place the principle incident came about. But when not, let’s run it another time in Wembley with Kamaru. Like I mentioned, that was once as soon as the most productive he had to supply, and that was once as soon as the worst I had to supply, and I nonetheless were given the top. Let all of them come, they’re calling me out, first they doubted me, now they’re calling me out.”

Jorge Masvidal is on a 3 combat dropping streak, however not all losses are created equivalent. “Gamebred’s” 3 losses come to Kamaru Usman two events and Colby Covington, warring parties at the best possible of the department. Given Jorge’s reputation and the historical past with Leon, it wouldn’t be unexpected to seem the UFC grant him a decide shot.

Alternatively, first issues first. UFC president Dana White wishes a right away rematch between Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman.

“How do you not? Yeah [I want to do it in the UK],” White mentioned on the UFC 278 post-fight press convention. “I don’t suppose [Leon would] have to take a seat down and wait anyway. He wouldn’t have to attend that lengthy. He’d have to return into camp and get started coaching anyway. To begin with, we’d want to have the date. I believe we’re booked up into January now.”

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