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Jorge Masvidal Willing to Fight Leon Edwards After Challenge

June 23, 2018 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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Following a win over Donald Cerrone in the main event at UFC Fight Night 132, Leon Edwards sent out a challenge to welterweight fighter Jorge Masvidal. MMAjunkie later spoke to Masvidal, who said he’s up for a fight with Leon Edwards. Below are some highlights.

Jorge Masvidal on Leon Edwards calling him out: “(Expletive) people are always calling me out. I don’t give two (expletive) who calls me out. I just want a big fight. If Leon is the biggest fight that I can get my hands on, meaning the biggest name and biggest ranking, then that’s who it is.”

Masvidal on only wanting top 10 fighters: “The bigger the names, the better. At this stage in my career, I only want top-10 guys, or the closest thing to get me to the title. I don’t think Leon Edwards is quite there, but it’s a fight, and it’s competition. The guy’s obviously skilled and on a big win streak, so it would be awesome to get the fight. I don’t see (Neil) Magny, No. 7 or whatever the (expletive) (expletive) ranking he has behind him, I don’t see him stepping in any time soon, so I’m not going to keep waiting for fantasy matchups that are never going to happen. So if it’s Leon Edwards, Leon Edwards it is.”

Masvidal on the state of the welterweight division: “(Darren) Till is waiting for a title shot. Rafael dos Anjos might be fighting (Kamaru) Usman, and Usman thinks he deserves a title shot, as well. Magny’s just a (expletive). (Demian) Maia doesn’t seem like he wants to fight anymore; I was trying to get a rematch with him or (Stephen) Thompson, and Thompson’s hurt. Santiago Ponzinibbio’s also hurt, but he’s also my teammate, so I’m not trying to fight the guy. All the other top-10 guys are locked up. So whoever I can get my hands on, let’s go.”