Leon Edwards Speaks Out About Jorge Masvidal Backstage Altercation

Leon Edwards has spoken out about his backstage scuffle with Jorge Masvidal following UFC Fight Night 147 in London on Saturday night, which left him with a cut to his cheek that required stitches.

“Very happy with my performance last night against a very high caliber opponent in Gunnar Nelson. Much respect to you Gunnar that was a great fight and look forward to seeing you bounce back,” Edwards wrote on Instagram. “Thanks to my team, friends, family and the fans for everything. Birmingham stand up! As I said – that’s 7 in a row in the hardest division in the sport and I’m coming for everyone. World champ 2019 mark my words. If you’re not with me now, you will be.

“And Jorge, fair play sneaking your shots in when you could, But now you’re fucked. If security wasn’t there you wouldn’t have made it back to the US, I’ll see you soon.”

The brief altercation between them occurred while Masvidal was being interviewed live on ESPN. Edwards walked past Masvidal and said “July,” indicating that he wanted to fight him that month, but after telling ‘Gamebred’ to shut up when he replied, “Maybe, maybe not,” his rival then approached him and unleashed a three-piece combination before they were pulled apart.

It remains to be seen if they will now be paired up together, but with the heat now surrounding the two it would make sense and could have title implications for the winner.

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