Leon Edwards Thinks He Deserves The BMF Title If He Beats Jorge Masvidal

Leon EdwardsLeon Edwards is demanding that the fight against Jorge Masvidal be for the BMF belt.  Masvidal won the BMF belt against Nate Diaz back at UFC 244. It was a fairly dominant fight for Masvidal when he took on Diaz and won via TKO. It was a doctor’s stoppage in between rounds that put a […]

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Leon Edwards is demanding that the fight against Jorge Masvidal be for the BMF belt. 

Masvidal won the BMF belt against Nate Diaz back at UFC 244. It was a fairly dominant fight for Masvidal when he took on Diaz and won via TKO. It was a doctor’s stoppage in between rounds that put a stop to the match. The BMF title has not seen the Octagon since it’s debut that night. 

Edwards is coming off a win over Diaz at UFC 263. He has already beaten one half of the BMF fight and looks to defeat his rival Masvidal next. Masvidal and Edwards have had an ongoing rivalry since ‘Gamebred’ hit Edwards with several cheap shots backstage at UFC London in 2019.

If Edwards beats both men the title was created for, then Edwards may have a legitimate gripe for being the ‘BMF’. Edwards was on “The MMA Hour” talking about how he should be given the belt. 

“This is my 12th fight in a row without losing, and I am looking forward to going out there and showing the world just how good I am. To go out there and take out Nate and take out Masvidal, the two BMFs, I feel like I deserve that belt. Give me that belt after,” Edwards said. (MMANews)

It may be that Usman is technically the ‘BMF’ since he beat Masvidal (twice now) since he won the belt. The fun has just begun and the fight between the two who are ready to showcase some fireworks in their upcoming matchup.

The fight between Diaz and Edwards was a really fun fight. Even though Edwards was dominant for most of the fight, Diaz had a split second chance where he could have won the fight in the fifth round. The fight between Masvidal and Edwards will most likely be more competitive than that fight. 

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Leon Edwards Demands BMF Title With Jorge Masvidal Win

Leon Edwards thinks he is one win away from being the deserving BMF champ. Edwards is set to take on Jorge Masvidal, after a few years of build-up between the two, starting with a backstage brawl in 2019. This viral moment was the start of the meteoric resurrection of Masvidal, which included two shots at […]

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Leon Edwards thinks he is one win away from being the deserving BMF champ.

Edwards is set to take on Jorge Masvidal, after a few years of build-up between the two, starting with a backstage brawl in 2019. This viral moment was the start of the meteoric resurrection of Masvidal, which included two shots at welterweight gold, a five-second knockout, and a Baddest Motherf—ker title win, by beating Nate Diaz to capture the specially crafted BMF belt.

With Edwards already holding a win over Diaz and being slated to face Masvidal at the end of the year, he believes that he is in line for a BMF title himself. Speaking on The MMA Hour, he made the case for why he should be considered the BMF champ if he beats the two men for whom the title was created.

“This is my 12th fight in a row without losing, and I am looking forward to going out there and showing the world just how good I am. To go out there and take out Nate and take out Masvidal, the two BMFs, I feel like I deserve that belt. Give me that belt after,” Edwards said.

This is not exactly terrible logic from Leon Edwards, who makes a good point, considering the fact that the BMF title was only on the line for one fight. That being said, there is also strong reasoning to back up the idea that Kamaru Usman is the lineal BMF champ, considering the fact that he holds two wins over Jorge Masvidal, including a brutal knockout.

Of course, this is all for fun, as the BMF title is not an actual belt with any real stakes. Either way, fans are pumped to finally see Leon Edwards and Jorge Masvidal square off in the Octagon.

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Junior dos Santos Makes Pro Wrestling Debut Tonight On AEW Rampage

Former UFC heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos makes his pro wrestling debut at Friday’s edition of AEW Rampage from Miami, FL. The event airs live on TNT at 10pm (Eastern). dos Santos will team up with the Men of the Year tag team to face Chris Jericho, Jake Hager, and Sammy Guevara of the Inner […]

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Former UFC heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos makes his pro wrestling debut at Friday’s edition of AEW Rampage from Miami, FL. The event airs live on TNT at 10pm (Eastern).

dos Santos will team up with the Men of the Year tag team to face Chris Jericho, Jake Hager, and Sammy Guevara of the Inner Circle.

Junior Dos Santos AEW Debut

dos Santos has been appearing on AEW TV as part of ATT President Dan Lambert’s faction of MMA fighters. Jorge Masvidal, Paige VanZant, Andrei Arlovski, and other MMA legends have also appeared with Lambert.

Junior dos Santos Hypes AEW Debut

Junior dos Santos shared some thoughts ahead of tonight’s big debut. When asked if he’s considering a future in pro wrestling, he didn’t mince words.

“Of course,” dos Santos told ESPN. “I’ve been enjoying everything I’m doing and to get in the ring to be fighting again, to be performing, to give my best performance for everybody to watch is amazing. I’m very excited about this. I’m a combat sportsman. I’ve been training my whole life. No doubts, I know how to fight and I’m going to go there to fight.

“I’m gonna go there to finish these guys. I know it’s not a joke. You’re going to go there, put on a good show, and give your best. I’m ready for that. I’ve been training some good skills with King Mo and many guys from the gym. Everybody is willing to go in the ring and represent our gym and defend our name. I’m privileged to be in this position and I’m going to do my best.”

dos Santos joins a long line of MMA fighters who have crossed over to the world of pro wrestling. Names like Ronda Rousey, Cain Velasquez, Ken Shamrock, Dan Severn, and a host of others have had stints in the rasslin’ business at varying degrees.

What will the future hold for dos Santos? We’ll get our first glimpse tonight.

Masvidal’s Take

One of dos Santos’ opposing team members, Chris Jericho, has already gotten acquainted with American Top Team after Masvidal baptized him with a flying knee last month. Masvidal is expected to be at AEW Rampage again tonight.

Although it’s nothing personal between him and Jericho, “Gamebred” finds the violence to be super necessary when they are between battle lines.

“I respect the f— out of Chris Jericho,” Masvidal told Sports Illustrated this week. “He’s done this at the highest level for 30 years. If I see him anywhere else, I’m buying him drinks all night. But I only have one speed. When I see him in the ring, it’s a different story.”

Keep it locked on MMANews.com as we will be sure to bring you the instant highlights from JDS’s big debut.

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Leon Edwards Claims Jorge Masvidal Went Into Hiding After The 3 Piece & Soda Incident

Leon EdwardsLeon Edwards has opened up about the scuffle he had with Jorge ‘Gamebred’ Masvidal in 2019.  As the story goes, Masvidal has said he won two times that night. One against Till who he KO’d and the other one against Leon Edwards backstage after the fight. He punched Edwards right in the face leaving him […]

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Leon Edwards has opened up about the scuffle he had with Jorge ‘Gamebred’ Masvidal in 2019. 

As the story goes, Masvidal has said he won two times that night. One against Till who he KO’d and the other one against Leon Edwards backstage after the fight. He punched Edwards right in the face leaving him bloody from the altercation. That was Masvidal’s side of the story, but Edwards has opened up about it and has told his side now on ‘The MMA Hour’.

“Afterwards they hid him away. They took him out the hotel, I don’t know where they put him. But they hid him somewhere in London and flew him out early hours of the morning. You know, he would have been hurt badly doing what he did, you know. So, they hid him away and took him, I don’t know where they took him and his team, and flew them out in the middle of the night. So, he knows that he had something coming to him and they had to get him out the country.”(MMANews)

Edwards despises Masvidal and claims he would have hurt him badly if they let him go at him. He explained how it is personal andhow it’s “on sight”. “They can not put me and him in the same environment. I feel they know that already… this is not just a fight, this is a war. I am coming for him, Wherever i see him, it’s on sight and that’s just it. It’s on sight Ariel, it’s on sight. When I see him, that’s it.”

Edwards has been on a great run and hasn’t lost since 2015. Edwars will finally be able to get his hands on Masvidal this December when the two square off at UFC 269.

Are you excited for the Masvidal vs Edwards fight?

Diaz Gives McGregor A History Lesson After Boxing Diss

Nate Diaz has responded to Conor McGregor’s claims that Nick Diaz is the better boxer of the brothers.  Though we’re five years removed from the McGregor/Diaz bouts, some beefs are everlasting. The pair have continued to throw jabs at each other on social media over the last half-decade. Most recently, the Irishman took to Twitter […]

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Nate Diaz has responded to Conor McGregor’s claims that Nick Diaz is the better boxer of the brothers. 

Though we’re five years removed from the McGregor/Diaz bouts, some beefs are everlasting. The pair have continued to throw jabs at each other on social media over the last half-decade. Most recently, the Irishman took to Twitter to praise Nick Diaz’s return while slighting Nate in the process. 

“Nate your boxing is piss compare to nicks. We been fed garbage with your sloppy shots the last few years. Can see the clear difference between the two brothers after last night. Balance, composure. Another level the big bro is on to you. I made you”

Nate Diaz originally responded with a quick quip about McGregor’s ankle injury sustained in the Dustin Poirier bout, but the Stockton gangster didn’t seem content with that response. Weeks after the diss, Diaz has again ventured online to combat McGregor’s comment. This time, Diaz posted a video of highlights of him battering McGregor while Eminem’s Girls played over the clip.

@TheNotoriousMMA My boxing’s piss? I banked on ur face, turned u into a wrestler, and then chocked u bitch in reality your whole country and belongings are mine. plus I made that fight and u took the bait. then I made masvidals bitchasss. don’t forget I make this whole shit spin”

Diaz used the tweet to not only talk about the beating he put on McGregor but to lay claim to his “country and belongings.” He also seemed to insinuate that he “made” Jorge Masvidal in the social media post. 

One thing Diaz and McGregor can agree on is the greatness of the elder Diaz brother Nick.

“Ps I been said nicks the Goat,” Diaz posted.

With both men seemingly on the downsides of their careers, fans have clamored for a third bout with McGregor and Diaz. The pair are currently 1-1, with Diaz submitting McGregor in their first fight and McGregor winning a decision in the rematch.

How do you think a McGregor/Diaz 3 would go down today?

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Edwards Claims Masvidal Was Flown Out Of England To Avoid Payback

UFC welterweight contender Leon Edwards has revealed what happened in the aftermath of his backstage altercation with Jorge Masvidal in 2019. Not many active rivalries in the UFC boast as much animosity as the one between Edwards and Masvidal. It all started in 2019 at a UFC Fight Night event in London. “Gamebred” faced and […]

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UFC welterweight contender Leon Edwards has revealed what happened in the aftermath of his backstage altercation with Jorge Masvidal in 2019.

Not many active rivalries in the UFC boast as much animosity as the one between Edwards and Masvidal. It all started in 2019 at a UFC Fight Night event in London. “Gamebred” faced and knocked out Edwards’ compatriot Darren Till in the main event.

During a backstage interview with Laura Sanko, “Rocky” walked past and exchanged words with Masvidal. After approaching the Englishman, the Miami native let his hands go and cut Edwards open with some fast strikes. He later coined the combination a “three piece and a soda.”

Given the altercation, many had expected the foes to collide in the Octagon soon after. Over two years later, the pair are still yet to do so, although they’ve now agreed to settle their score in the cage before the end of 2021.

Ahead of their blockbuster showdown, Edwards discussed the rivalry during a recent episode of Ariel Helwani’s The MMA Hour. When asked if anything occurred after the backstage clash, the #3-ranked welterweight revealed that the UFC scrambled to avoid a retaliation. According to him, Masvidal was hid somewhere in the capital and flown out of the country overnight.

“Afterwards they hid him away. They took him out the hotel, I don’t know where they put him. But they hid him somewhere in London and flew him out early hours of the morning. You know, he would have been hurt badly doing what he did, you know. So, they hid him away and took him, I don’t know where they took him and his team, and flew them out in the middle of the night. So, he knows that he had something coming to him and they had to get him out the country.”

Despite Masvidal’s great escape, Edwards maintains that nothing has changed with regards to his attitude towards making the former title challenger pay. According to the Jamaican-born Englishman, things will get physical as soon as he sees “Gamebred.”

“The can not put me and him in the same environment. I feel they know that already… this is not just a fight, this is a war. I am coming for him, Wherever i see him, it’s on sight and that’s just it. [Even if it’s at the hotel?] It’s on sight Ariel, it’s on sight. When I see him, that’s it.”

Edwards will finally have his chance to get his hands on Masvidal at UFC 269, which will be the final pay-per-view of the year. The pair will meet in a three-round bout on December 11.

Who do you think will have their hand raised at UFC 269, Leon Edwards or Jorge Masvidal?

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