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News Masvidal Wants Leon Edwards Fight for Early 2022 (Update Leon Responds and Declines)

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  1. Brodie Green Belt

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    1. Masvidal is meeting with UFC brass this
      week in Las Vegas, I’m told. It says here they’ll try to make the much-ballyhooed Leon Edwards vs. Masvidal fight in early 2022. I don’t hate the fight, but I hate that it might happen two or so months after the welterweight title fight in November. That fight should have happened around the same time as Usman vs. Covington 2

      Via Helwani

    2. https://arielhelwani.substack.com/p/whos-going-to-take-that-next-step
    3. Update Leon Responds
     
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  2. Zebra Cheeks 2 Cheeks And A Soda Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Lol what does poor Leon have to do to get a title shot
     
  3. cheesus Gold Belt

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    Masvidal wants everybody
     
  4. VinceArch I am all of me.

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    Now that Masvidal is 0-2 against and has lost his 'BMF' status, NOW he wants Leon :rolleyes:
     
  5. Orochimaru 大蛇丸 Silver Belt Platinum Member

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    Masvidal is too old now, I think his performances will decline every time we see him
     
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  6. Orochimaru 大蛇丸 Silver Belt Platinum Member

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    Why would he want Leon when he’s getting huge money fights, and two title shots?
     
  7. DoNoootin Green Belt

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    They're pretty evenly matched.

    I'd guess Edwards is a bit stronger, and could probably out-grapple Mas, and maybe knock him out, but he tends not to go for the kill too much, so Mas might just do that and get the W.

    50/50 fight though imo.
     
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  8. Satan's Daddy. Black Belt Platinum Member

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    UFC just wanna keep fucking Leon over eh.. never ends.. as long as Donald Trump's side-chick is happy, Dana is happy.
     
  9. EYEKICKFACES Brown Belt

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    Leon should make him beg for it at this point. Masvidal's 20 minutes are over.
     
  10. hodhexdee give me a like

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    hey meng, ain't u the dude got rocked by nate? i ain't gonna speak your name cause i ain't gonna make u famous all i know is my skillset and your skillset.. there's no comparison man i'm gonna inflict pure violins upon this individual
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  11. VinceArch I am all of me.

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    He had his chance to fight Leon WAY before any of that.
     
  12. Eric Silva 2.0 Brown Belt

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    This fight is long overdue. Book it Dana!
     
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  13. Brodie Green Belt

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    I don’t mind Leon, but he’s a hard sell to the average fan. He lacks charisma and marketability. His style is also very technical and decision oriented. Even when he dominated Nate for 24 minutes, all anyone talked about was Nate rocking him. From a business standpoint I can see why the UFC gave Colby and Jorge title shots over him.
     
  14. Orochimaru 大蛇丸 Silver Belt Platinum Member

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    Obviously he made the right choices match making wise though
     
  15. Orochimaru 大蛇丸 Silver Belt Platinum Member

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    He shoots himself in the foot every time he starts to get over, I used to think he just had bad luck, which he kinda does, but he’s also one of these guys that’s like anti marketing. If he just played the game he would be doing a lot better.
     
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  16. The Chosen Red Belt

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    Jorge would get wrestled into oblivion
     
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    Jorge doesn’t deserve Edwards. Leon should fight Usman vs Colby winner next. Jorge can fight Nick Diaz vs Lawler winner.
     
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    Why the hell would he fight Leon if he was granted two title fights? No sane fighter would turn down a title shot unless the alternative is Conor McGregor.
     
  19. KingBarbozaGOAT Blue Belt

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    I think Edwards is slightly better everywhere + being the overall bigger fighter, however Masvidal's intensity could get him a finish early. Feel bad for Edwards though, he deserves the title shot most out of everyone and is constantly getting shafted lmao.
     
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  20. aali14 Silver Belt

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    Ignored Leon's callout ever since they had beef, suddenly after he saw Leon get rocked by Nate he's all in.

    Our fearless BMF !
     
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