Masvidal and Edwards give the fans what they want, but earlier than they expected.
UFC Fight Night London at the O2 Arena over the weekend was beyond epic.
Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal (33-13) snapped a two-fight losing streak with a knockout win over Darren Till. Gamebred delivered a second-round finish that shot his stock back up in the welterweight ranks.
Till (17-2-1) was coming off a title fight loss to Tyron Woodley, where he suffered his second loss in a formerly unblemished career.
However, it was the post-fight action that now has the world still talking. During an interview backstage, Masvidal saw fellow UFC welterweight, Leon Edwards.
Edwards beat Gunnar Nelson earlier that night via a split decision.
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Apparently, Edwards said something that sounded like a challenge to Masvidal so Gamebred approached. The Miami fighter walked with his hands behind his back and when they met he felt threatened and hit him with a barrage of punches.
Masvidal humorously called it a three piece with a soda, however, Edwards took it as a sneak shot.
Leon Edwards, who is from Birmingham, UK, felt some type of way although it is unclear why. Masvidal seemed on edge all week from what he felt was reporters probing his lack of trash-talking towards Darren Till.
Ultimately, the UFC is investigating the issue and Masvidal has already done interviews talking about the incident.
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Masvidal came from the bare-knuckle backyard brawler fight scene in Miami. The Kimbo Slice protege has been a professional MMA fighter since 2003 and has fought virtually all the toughest guys as a lightweight and welterweight.
Still, a Masvidal vs. Edwards scrap seems likely since they’ve already set it off in these arena streets.