“He’s not a finisher, he’s not a fighter,” Jorge Masvidal lashes on Leon Edwards and targets to fight one more time this year

After losing the title shot against Kamaru Usman at UFC 261, Jorge Masvidal is aiming to return back inside the Octagon in October or November.

Jorge Masvidal and Leon Edwards
Jorge Masvidal and Leon Edwards
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The former two-times UFC Welterweight title challenger, Jorge Masvidal is eyeing to fight back one more time towards the end of 2021. Masvidal is pushed back to number 7 in the rankings with his latest loss against Kamaru Usman at UFC 261.

After winning three consecutive fights in the year 2019 against Darren Till, Ben Askren, and Nate Diaz, Masvidal’s popularity surged to new heights. Following these wins, he stepped into short notice fight against Kamaru Usman at UFC 251 and faced a unanimous decision loss.

Ever since his loss, he blamed that fight to be on short notice. Eventually, Jorge Masvidal got the chance to face the champion once again at UFC 261 with a full camp, but this one ended being worse for him as he lost the fight by a second-round TKO.

Now, ‘Gamebred’ is aiming to return back in October or November to fight one more time this year. On the debut of his bare-knuckle MMA promotion, Gamebred Fighting championship, while talking to reporters Masvidal says,

“Whoever’s in the top five available November or October, that’s who’s head I’m coming after,”

Jorge Masvidal also shared his views on Leon Edwards vs Nate Diaz fight

Jorge Masvidal
Jorge Masvidal

The number three ranked UFC Welterweight fighter, Leon Edwards secured a unanimous decision win against the arch-rival of Masvidal, Nate Diaz. But he wasn’t able to finish Diaz until the end of the fight and in the final round, he got dazed by a left hand from Nate Diaz.

Talking about it Masvidal says, “It was a good fight, good performance, I thought. Leon does what he does and he keeps asking for more money and more things, but he’s not a finisher. He’s not a fighter,”

“He was winning happily and he wasn’t willing to put himself at a risk to go out there and get those finishes. That’s why I don’t think he’s in the position that he wants to be in because he’s not going out and fighting every second of every minute.” {H/T MMA Fighting}

Jorge Masvidal continued, “So he’s a very skilled guy, but he just doesn’t have that grit and that meanness in him to go out there and beat up a top contender the way he should.”

“All of the above, Whoever’s available October or November when I’m coming back, that’s who’s head I’m taking off. Whoever it is.”

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