Leon Edwards isn’t thrilled with Jorge Masvidal’s potential rematch against Nate Diaz.
Shortly after reports surfaced Tuesday that the UFC is targeting a second contest between Masvidal (35-14 MMA, 14-8 UFC) and Diaz for December or January, Edwards (18-3 MMA, 10-2 UFC) took to Twitter to air his grievances.
Edwards took particular exception with bitter rival Masvidal, criticizing the former UFC welterweight title challenger for not fighting the best opponents available.
“Could have fought number 3, yet chose to fight number 12,” Edwards wrote. “Eventually this (expletive) will fight me, I’m all for money fights but watching two journeymen go at it again when it wasn’t even competitive is a joke. And this is the ‘BMF.’”
Edwards and Masvidal have long exchanged words through interviews and on social media, but they have still yet to fight – at least inside the cage. The bad blood stems from a March 2019 incident in which Masvidal and Edwards got into a physical altercation backstage at a UFC event in London. The scuffle was captured on the broadcast and left Edwards bloodied.
Masvidal most recently competed at UFC 251 in July, losing to UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman by unanimous decision. The loss snapped a three-fight winning streak for “Gamebred.”
As for Edwards, the United Kingdom-based fighter has not competed since July 2019. He was scheduled to fight former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley in London in March. However, the event was canceled just days prior due to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. Edwards is currently riding an eight-fight winning streak.
Could have fought number 3, yet chose to fight number 12. Eventually this pussy will fight me, I’m all for money fights but watching two journey men go at it again when it wasn’t even competitive is a joke. And this is the “BMF” 😂
— Leon ‘Rocky’ Edwards (@Leon_edwardsmma) September 1, 2020