Former two-weight champion Daniel Cormier has advised Leon Edwards gives Masvidal the ‘cold shoulder’ treatment following his UFC 278 victory.
This past Saturday, Leon Edwards lived a real-life ‘Rocky’ story by knocking out Kamaru Usman and attaining a life-long dream of becoming the UFC welterweight champion. Now, as Edwards sits at the top of the mountain, the UFC welterweight roster have campaigned for the next crack at the Birmingham-native.
Among them is Jorge Masvidal, who previously had two opportunities at the 170lbs strap. Masvidal also assaulted Edwards in 2019 backstage at UFC London, so a storm has been brewing for years between the pair.
Both men were scheduled to fight at UFC 269. However, Masvidal was forced to withdraw due to an undisclosed injury. Since then, the fight has been lurking in the background.
Masvidal took to social media post-UFC 278 and directly called out Edwards. Edwards stated that he was eager to “smash his face in” following the incident that occurred in London. Still, UFC commentator Daniel Cormier had some advice for “Rocky”.
Daniel Cormier Advises Leon Edwards
“Bro, don’t fight him because for two years – when he was the man, he could not say your name. All of a sudden he’s like ‘if you become the champ’… he should not fight Jorge Masvidal. He literally should just big league him and not even say his name.”
“Why would you do that when a guy snuck you backstage but then never fought you? Then, all of a sudden, you’re the man and he wants to fight you.”
UFC President Dana White indicated that Kamaru Usman would get an immediate rematch. In contrast, it has been rumoured that Masvidal will clash with Gilbert Burns in a barnburner of a matchup.
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