UFC welterweight, Leon Edwards makes his long-awaited octagon return on UFC Vegas 21. The number 3 UFC welterweight takes on the no 13, Belal Muhammad.
It has been over 600 days since the last fight of Edwards and he needs to make a statement in order to get a shot at the welterweight title. At the moment, Leon Edwards is on an 8 fight winning streak in one of the most competitive divisions in UFC. However, his long break from action has certainly diminished his impressive streak in the division.
While Leon Edwards prepares to remind the world of his greatness this Saturday, he appeared in a recent interview with the Schmo and talked about his upcoming fight. During the interview, Edwards opened up about his rival and the BMF, Jorge Masvidal.
From his comments, it seemed obvious that Edwards has not forgotten the 3 pieces and a soda incident that took place backstage after UFC Fight Night 147. Talking about a potential fight with Masvidal, Edwards said:
“His days will come, I can not wait. It will be different, When he finally steps up and stop running his days are gonna come. He keeps turning it down. He claims to be the BMF. But every time UFC goes to him with my name he goes running to make excuses. His days are coming.”
Why UFC has not booked Jorge Masvidal vs Leon Edwards yet?
Jorge Masvidal vs Leon Edwards is one of the biggest fights that can be made in the welterweight division. Despite the fact that Masvidal has a way bigger fan following than Leon Edwards, UFC will be able to sell this fight because of the rivalry between the two.
Ever since the “3 piece and the soda” incident, both the fighters have been going at each other on social media. Both are two top-ranked welterweights and looking to get a crack at Kamaru Usman’s title. And there is a huge possibility that Edwards will end up fighting Masvidal if he gets past Muhammad.
Colby Covington might get the next title shot since he has been more active and he is a bigger fight for Usman in the division. And if that happens then Edwards and Masvidal can fight for the no 1 contender spot.