Jorge Masvidal eyes Leon Edwards fight in England and vows to 'beat his ass AGAIN'… before celebrating in the pub | The Sun

JORGE MASVIDAL wants to fight Leon Edwards in England and vowed to "beat his ass again"… before celebrating in the pub.

The welterweight rivals first crossed paths in 2019 in a now-infamous backstage brawl at UFC London.


Masvidal iconically claimed to have given Edwards a "three piece and a soda" although the British contender felt sucker-punched.

Nevertheless, the pair were finally due to meet in a December grudge match until Masvidal pulled out injured.

It keeps the rivalry alive and ready to be settled back where it all started.

Masvidal, 37, told SunSport: “I would love to beat his ass again in England. A second time in England, it would be f***ing, wow.

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“You don’t get those storylines, I hope the UFC takes advantage of it.

"I go to England and break his face and then I’m celebrating all through England.

“Just at every pub getting f***ed up, drinking beers and just having a good old time in England. So, hopefully it happens.”

Masvidal is on a run of three straight losses, two against UFC champion Kamaru Usman, 35, and most recently Colby Covington, 34.

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Whereas Edwards, 30, is unbeaten in ten fights and seven years, last losing in 2015 against Usman.

The two are now lined up to rematch on August 20, headlining UFC 278 in Salt Lake City.

And Edwards has already revealed his dream first defence would be against Masvidal in the UK.

And it would offer the American a third shot at achieving his ultimate goal of winning the UFC title.

I go to England and break his face and then I’m celebrating all through England. Just at every pub getting f***ed up, drinking beers and just having a good old time in England.

But Masvidal admits he first has to improve on his wrestling and grappling.

He said: "There’s just things I’ve got to get right, I do well with strikers, I’ve always done well with some of the best strikers in the league.

“The wrestlers are something that has given me a problem historically, so it’s something I’m addressing.

“I’ve gone with two of the weight division’s best wrestlers – three with Askren. And I did well with Askren, not so well with Usman.

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“I’ve got to fix my wrestling, man. Then get right back in there and fight for the title.

“When I set out to do this sport, that was the No1 thing, to get that title and it still is.”

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