The former two-time UFC Welterweight champion, Jorge Masvidal pulled out his name from the fight against Leon Edwards that was scheduled for UFC 269. Masvidal pulled out his name due to an undisclosed injury and Edwards’ was also removed from this fight card following ‘Gamebred’s’ withdrawal.
Although Jorge Masvidal doesn’t reveal the nature of his injury but his former teammate turned bitter rival, Colby Covington shed light on his injury. In one of his interviews with Submission Radio, Covington revealed Masvidal injured his ribs.
‘Chaos’ says, “He fractured his ribs last Saturday in training, and yeah, he’s fragile and he had to pull out of the fight, it’s too bad that people still love me over at his gym more than they even love him. He went to sparring at the gym and gets his ribs fractured, leaves the gym crying and, you know, goes to the doctor and gets the x-ray, and they determine it’s fractured ribs. He’s a fragile little bit*h. He’s a brittle little bit*h.”
Brown says, “Jorge was training like crazy, man. This guy was back to the laboratory as always, working his a*s off. He was in shape, he was ready, I feel like we were just starting to begin to peak for the fight a little bit,”
Mike Brown clarified Jorge Masvidal got a cartilage tear in his ribs
The grudge fight between Masvidal and Edwards was one of the most highly anticipated matches dwelling over the years and Mike Brown clarified that it was a cartilage tear in the ribs of Masvidal due to which they had to call this fight off.
Brown continued, “I don’t know how many weeks we were out, maybe four weeks out. He got a pretty good cartilage tear in the ribs. Had a pretty tough rib injury, and it was significant where you’re not gonna be training for like four to six weeks when you have a major tear like that. So it was gonna be impossible to go through with the fight at that point. We had to cut it.”