It used to be one of many extra unruly scenes ever witnessed in a put up-battle interview when, a few years succor after both Jorge Masvidal and Leon Edwards had claimed victories at the UFC’s tournament in London in 2019, the two came to blows leisurely the scenes are dwelling on television.
Since then, though, Masvidal has expressed runt ardour within the surging Jamaican-born Brit, who’s undefeated in 9 fights. Edwards, for his section, has long maintained an ardour in preventing Masvidal — but will ought to invent attain with the assorted half of of the UFC’s ‘BMF’ title battle, Nathan Diaz, whom he’ll meet within the cage at UFC 262 subsequent month.
Masvidal’s subsequent task is booked for a few weeks from now when he’ll arena welterweight champion Kamaru Usman for a 2nd time, and with both Edwards and Colby Covington it looks waiting within the wings, Masvidal has all over again saved his distance from Leon Edwards.
“Who’s that?” Masvidal joked in an ESPN+ interview with Laura Sanko when requested about Edwards. “Oh wait, that’s the dude that interrupted our interview. I already dealt with that individual. In his fights, he stare pokes finest I heard. So it’s irrespective of. Retract a battle and I’ll be right here, man.”
That finest sentence would possibly per chance well effectively be telling. If Masvidal is successful in his 2nd mumble for the UFC’s 170-pound title and Edwards seems to be spectacular against Diaz, the UFC would possibly per chance well watch to faucet in to the in-constructed rivalry (and promotional pictures) from that plod-in leisurely the scenes in London two years ago.
The variable on this say equation is Colby Covington, who has pretty clearly been sitting on the sidelines to no longer sleep for a title bout of his personal. Time will uncover which direction the UFC finally goes but battle fans ought to be primed for a vastly telling couple of months for the approach forward for the UFC’s welterweight fold.