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Leon Edwards still hoping for Masvidal fight but would settle for Woodley.

Leon “Rocky” Edwards has been working his way up the UFC welterweight rankings and is currently on an 8 fight win streak in one of the most stacked divisions in the organisation. Edwards had been flying low on the radar despite his record until recently when he was involved in backstage altercation with Jorge Masvidal in March when the UFC went to Liverpool.

Everyone has seen the “3 piece and a soda” incident which went viral after the event, eclipsing the astonishing knockout Masvial earned over Till in the Octagon that night. Since then Edwards has been calling for a fight with Masvidal. Nothing came to fruition as Masvidal was matched with Askren next, and we all know that ended, and Edwards was matched with former lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos.

After an excellent performance against Dos Anjos Edwards called for either a rematch with Kamaru Usman for the title or a fight with Jorge Masvidal. At the time with both fighters near the top of the division the match up made sense with both of them coming off a victory.

Then after UFC 241 with Nate Diaz returning after 3 years to defeat Anthony Pettis, he called out Jorge Masvidal. A fan favourite match up between two active legends of the sport immediately saw a lot of support on social media. Dana White has also said that he likes the fight.

Edwards has since spoken with MMA Fighting about what could be next for him before UFC 241.

“Obviously, I want the fight. Now it’s up to him and his fat manager. I am willing to fight in November. I will co-main event [Kamaru] Usman-[Colby] Covington and whoever wins gets a title shot.”

“Even though I feel I deserve a title shot right now, I will put my eight fight win streak against his two fight win streak just to prove my case that I’m the best fighter in the world plus I get to smack his head off so that’s just a win-win for me.”

With match making a forever changing business it was asked what Edwards thoughts would be on a potential fight with the former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley.

“If it’s guaranteed a title shot next then probably. Like I said, I want that Masvidal fight. That’s the biggest fight to make. I feel like me and Woodley, we’ve got no animosity, there’s nothing there other than a chance to beat a former world champion.”

Edwards finished by making it clear that there is one particular fight that is on his mind and it sounds like it will be one that he continues to push for until the fight is made.

“I feel Masvidal is the fight to make and that’s the one I’m pushing for. But if they come with Woodley with good money, I’ll do it as well. Pay me and I’ll show up.”

Who would you like to see Edwards fight next? Does he have what it takes to defeat Masvidal or would you like to see him fight former champion Woodley next? Let us know in the comments!

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