Following his impressive unanimous-decision win over former champ Rafael dos Anjos on Saturday at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Edwards (18-3 MMA, 10-2 UFC) called out Masvidal (34-13 MMA, 11-6 UFC) in a beef that started with with Masvidal’s “three-piece and a soda” in March after they both won on at UFC London.
Big difference between putting top ranked opponents to sleep and putting fans to sleep #bum #whoru
Although Edwards has put together a solid eight-fight winning streak that includes dos Anjos, Gunnar Nelson and Donald Cerrone, it’s obvious that Masvidal is searching for something bigger.
Since UFC 239, Masvidal and his team have pushed for a matchup with Conor McGregor or a title shot at 170 pounds. UFC president Dana White has already shut down the former, so now it’s a matter of whether “Gamebred” will get champion Kamaru Usman next, or if the winner of next month’s Colby Covington vs. Robbie Lawler fight will challenge instead.
Masvidal believes he’s at the front of the line since, according to him, he’s been promised the title shot. If he gets it and wins the belt, he said Edwards can come see him then (via Twitter):
So I can be clear I was promised a title shot after I beat askren and I plan on cashing in on it. Don’t call me out no more until I get that belt #supernecessary
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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