Jorge Masvidal will return to the Octagon after a year away from active competition. He has not fought since his decision loss to Colby Covington at UFC 272. After Leon Edwards became the champion, Masvidal looked motivated to defeat Gilbert Burns to secure the title shot against Edwards. They had an altercation in London in 2019, becoming the three-piece and soda incident.
However, Masvidal does not like anyone interrupting his interviews. He threw strikes at Edwards when the Champion and his friends interrupted his interview. Similarly, while engaging with fans on the street, Masvidal did not appreciate getting told “Jake Paul” in his ears as he quickly chased down the person who did. Check out the video below:
Jorge Masvidal is on a three-fight losing streak with two losses to Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington. However, his fight against Gilbert Burns at UFC 287 could decide his future. A fight with Leon Edwards looks massive, considering the build-up started in 2019. Edwards had been looking for revenge and could finally get it if Masvidal could beat Burns at UFC 287.
On the other hand, Gilbert Burns will attempt to put on another winning streak before he can compete for the title again. Burns competed for the title against Kamaru Usman in 2021 in a losing effort. Fight fans will discover who will come out on top at UFC 287.
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Jorge Masvidal gives his thoughts on Kamaru Usman losing the trilogy against Leon Edwards
Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards competed in the trilogy bout at UFC 286 in London. However, Edwards retained the title and ended the trilogy on top. For the first time in his career, Usman has lost two straight fights in his career. Jorge Masvidal gave his take on the fight.
Jorge Masvidal believes Kamaru Usman may have come back too soon after KO loss to Leon Edwards— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) March 23, 2023
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He said, “Usman, maybe there were times I didn’t see him stepping on the gas like he usually does, and it might have been he took this fight too early. I always think when a fighter gets knocked out, I got this from the old timers in boxing — you really need to let your brain and your confidence heal and come back.”
Masvidal also said, “So I think maybe he took it a little bit too early. I do think he’s in a way a better fighter than Leon in a lot of aspects, but it just seems that Leon has his number right now.” He thinks Usman came sooner and sometimes seemed out of place. Masvidal will look to compete for the title with a victory over Gilbert Burns at UFC 287.
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