Masvidal explains why Edwards-Covington fight will not take place

Masvidal explains why Edwards-Covington fight will not take place

Former UFC welterweight title challenger Jorge Masvidal has no faith in a title fight between Leon Edwards and Colby Covington, who is rumored to headline UFC 291 in London on July 22.

“All this talk about Colby fighting Leon is just a rumor,” Masvidal told reporters ahead of UFC 287. “At the moment I have three charges because Colby said in court that I him a head injury.”

“How he is going to fight for the title is what I want to know. The UFC will be sued if he enters the fight with such a diagnosis. Because he continues to claim that I gave him a head injury, when in fact I didn’t do anything to him. ”

Masvidal is confident he will be the reigning champion’s next opponent after defeating Gilbert Burns at UFC 287.

“Colby has never sold more than 300,000 paid broadcasts. He once overcame this mark when he fought with me. Leon is also not the best pay-per-view seller. So I will fight Leon and then I will prepare for fights with crotch sniffers, Usman and Colby.

In March last year, Jorge Masvidal lost a five-round unanimous decision to Colby Covington, and two weeks after the fight, he attacked his former opponent at the exit of a restaurant, after which he was arrested by the police and prosecuted.