Shortly after last weekend’s UFC London card wrapped up, main event winner Jorge Masvidal and co-main event winner Leon Edwards got into a wild skirmish backstage.
Masvidal has previously stated that, after Edwards began talking to trash to him, he approached the Brit with his hand behind his back. He says that Edwards then raised his fists, which sparked the skirmish.
Speaking on Eurobash this week, Leon Edwards gave his side of the story. And it’s a little different.
“Masvidal’s a rat…I don’t know what f*ckin’ happened,” Edwards said. “He was doing media, I was doing media, we both locked eyes together. I think I said, ‘We’ll go in July,’ or something like that and he said, ‘Maybe July, or maybe not,’ and blah, blah, blah.
“So he started walking over…I’m walking over,” he continued. “He says in that f*ckin’ video that I walked over with my hands up…if I walked over with my hands up I wouldn’t have got touched…he wouldn’t have thrown no shots.
“I walked over and he tried to cheap shot me, that’s it really. He threw a few cheap shots and then he ran behind security. All the security surrounded us and that was it. He’s making out like he’s some kind of bad boy. I don’t understand, how can you find respect in cheap-shotting somebody and running behind security?”
Given their recent altercation, it should come as no surprise that Leon Edwards is now hellbent on getting a fight with Jorge Masvidal.
“They can’t come to me with nothing else but Masvidal,” he said. “It’s either Masvidal or a title shot. I’m on a seven-fight win streak in one of the hardest divisions in the sport. I should’ve had a title shot already. Everyone else gets title shots off four or five wins. I’m on a seven-fight winning streak and I’m fighting back-to-back tough guys. It’s either smashing Masvidal’s head in or a title shot for me.
That being said, Edwards added that next time he says Masvidal, it’s on. Whether it’s in the cage or outside it.
“I don’t know how they’re gonna make a fight between us because I’m telling you it’s going to be on sight,” he said. “He cannot be in the same area as me or the same hotel as me. I’m going to f*ck this man up.”
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This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 3/19/2019.