Edwards says fight with Masvidal needs to happen, in cage or on the streets


Ever since their infamous backstage altercation took place, Leon Edwardshas been eager to settle the score with Jorge Masvidal.

Both fighters last competed at UFC London, with Edwards (17-3 MMA, 9-2 UFC) scoring a win over Gunnar Nelson, and Masvidal (33-13 MMA, 10-6 UFC) knocking out Darren Till in the main event. After the event, Edwards approached Masvidal backstage, calling him out, which resulted in Masvidal attacking him in a brief skirmish.

Edwards felt like he was jumped and caught off guard, and doesn’t plan on letting Masvidal off the hook.

“That fight will 100% happen even in the cage or when I see him at the streets,” Edwards told MMA Junkie. “So that fight will 100 percent happen. That needs to happen.”

For now, both guys will have to wait, at least to settle things in the cage. Edwards is scheduled to take on Rafael dos Anjos next month at UFC on ESPN 4 in San Antonio, while Masvidal faces Ben Askren this weekend at UFC 239.

When asked how he sees the latter fight playing out, Edwards doesn’t feel like Masvidal will be able to handle Askren’s grappling.

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