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Mar 23, 2023 5:58 pm
Jorge Masvidal has claimed he has ‘insider information’ which suggests that ought to he win his subsequent combat, he would be the primary contender for Leon Edwards’ title.
That is opposite to the title UFC President Dana White put ahead as the following title contender, with White naming Colby Covington the No. 1 contender, within the aftermath of the battle at UFC 286 between Edwards and Kamaru Usman.
Edwards’ wasn’t notably eager on a Covington match-up, arguing that the American need deserving attributable to his lack of exercise as of late.
Instead, Edwards indicated he wished to see how the Masvidal and Gilbert Burns combat at UFC 287 on April eighth performs out, earlier than he commits to an opponent.
Rocky and Gamebred have a historical past, stemming from a backstage incident at a UFC London occasion in 2019. Masvidal attacked the Brit backstage after his interview was interrupted, sparking the well-known “three-piece and a soda” line which isn’t tied on the hip with MMA.
Masvidal is assured that his subsequent combat with a win over Burns can be towards the champion.
“I’m fighting Gilbert, then I’m fighting Leon,” Masvidal instructed MMA Junkie Radio.
“I’m telling you that’s how it’s going to play out. I just got some insider information.”
Masvidal hopes his upcoming efficiency will impress followers to the purpose the place he’s the clear favorite to get the Edwards combat.
“I’m eager to get in there with Gilbert and utterly dismantle him to the point that everybody is begging for me to go and fight Leon,”
Masvidal continued, “I know Leon’s not an idiot. He’s already fought before and defended the title and stuff, and he knows what a guy like me brings to the table besides the added beef that we have and the amount of pay-per-views we can generate together fighting for that title. I think it’s epic. It’s a movie ending for me and everybody involved with me.”
Gamebred sees Burns as a stepping stone to greater issues, insisting his talent stage is way superior to his opponent.
“This chapter (of my profession) could be referred to as: Gilbert ‘The Stepping-Stone’ Burns,
“It’s no diss to Gilbert. I feel he’s competitor and he involves combat and stuff like that for probably the most half, however we’ve by no means been on the identical skillset.
“So far as gameness and toughness and sturdiness, he’s by no means had it, both. You crack him and he begins skating.
“I’m going to paint my Van Gogh on Gilbert’s face. Elbows, knees, kicks, takedown defense, takedown offense – all that good stuff. I’m going to bring it.”
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