Shortly after UFC London wrapped up, main event winner Jorge Masvidal and co-main event winner Leon Edwards engaged in shocking post-fight scrap.
This post-violence was sparked when Edwards began talking trash during one of Masvidal’s post fight interviews. Masvidal, evidently not happy with this trash talk, approached Edwards and clobbered him with a few punches.
As it turns out, these punches not only landed, but left Edwards with some significant cosmetic damage. New, extended footage of this chaotic scene, visible in the video above, reveals that Edwards was left with a pretty nasty cut under his left eye.
Shortly after this incident, Jorge Masvidal explained why he let his hands go when he confronted Leon Edwards.
“So I’m doing my interview, and this hooligan comes by saying some stuff,” Masvidal told ESPN’s Brett Okamoto. “[He says] ‘July, you’ll get your ass kicked in July.’ And I go ‘Maybe bro, cause whatever, maybe I want to kick your ass in April. Maybe I don’t want to wait till July. Maybe I don’t even want to fight you cause you’re not worth the training camp. I’ll fight you here, you’re a scrub.’
“So I tell him ‘Just say it to my face like a man. You’re saying it walking away. We’re both men.’ As I walk up to him, I’ve got my hands behind my back to signal I’m not coming here for problems. But he put his hands up like this [raises fists]. It’s on video, and he walks towards me. Well, where I’m from, if you do that, you’re going to punch me in the face. That’s not going to happen. You’re a JV beta. You are what you are bro, you’re just a loser in life. You’re not going to get a hit off on me. So I did the three piece with the soda, and then just glided out of there. Then some of his friends tried to sucker punch me… those guys did a big mistake.”
Leon Edwards has also commented on this frenzied incident, sending a warning to Masvidal on Instagram on Sunday morning.
“Jorge, fair play sneaking your shots in when you could, But now you’re fucked,” he wrote. “If security wasn’t there you wouldn’t have made it back to the US. I’ll see you soon.”
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This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 3/17/2019.