Leon Edwards wasted no time in taking a jibe at Jorge Masvidal after Gamebred’s horrific loss against Kamaru Usman in the headliner of UFC 261. England’s brightest hope at bringing UFC gold back to the country, Leon Edwards is expected to take on Nate Diaz in a five-round co-main event at UFC 262. Edwards’ comments were in light of Masvidal’s emphatic win over Nate Diaz back at UFC 244 which started the “BMF” Championship.
I been saying Jorge is shit for 3 years now. Do you believe me yet? #fakeBMF
— Leon 'Rocky' Edwards (@Leon_edwardsmma) April 25, 2021
In the lead-up, Masvidal had said Kamaru Usman is no “BMF,” and needless to say, several fighters had had enough of UFC making a customized belt for the symbolic “BMF” championship.
Edwards called Masvidal “fake BMF” as he shared his thoughts on Gamebred after the conclusion of UFC 261. Edwards reminded fans that Masvidal was never a great fighter. “I been saying Jorge is s**t for 3 years now. Do you believe me yet?” Edwards said.
Leon Edwards will be one half of UFC”s first five-round co-main event as he takes on the Stockton Slugger Nate Diaz on May 15 at UFC 262.
What’s next for Jorge Masvidal?
Jorge Masvidal now has two back-to-back losses to his name, with the last loss also coming at the hands of Kamaru Usman via unanimous decision. Be that as it may, Masvidal still has a lot of exciting match-ups. A lot would depend on how the welterweight division goes forward in the next couple of months. However, the winner or loser of Burns vs Thompson and Leon Edwards vs Nate Diaz are likely options.
Jorge Masvidal is one of the most popular names in the world of mixed martial arts. Needless to say, he will have a lot of exciting opportunities going forward, and if he can get a couple of wins from here, there’s every reason to believe that he will be back in the title contention in no time.
Meanwhile, Kamaru Usman, as already announced by UFC president Dana White will face Colby Covington in a rematch for the UFC’s welterweight champion at some point in the future. It will be exciting to see the welterweight division going forward, and what lies ahead in the legacy of the Nigerian Nightmare Kamaru Usman.