UFC welterweight Leon Edwards earned a unanimous decision victory over mixed martial arts veteran Donald Cerrone over the weekend. Now the fighter is looking to throw down with Jorge Masvidal.
Edwards earned a big win over “Cowboy” on Saturday, June 23, in the main event of UFC Fight Night 132. In his post-fight interview, Edwards called out Jorge Masvidal for his next match up.
Masvidal’s manager reprotedly told media that Masvidal was sleeping in response to the call out. Speaking to MMA Junkie, “Gamebred” has since come forward with a response of his own.
“(Expletive) people are always calling me out. I don’t give two (expletive) who calls me out. I just want a big fight.
“If Leon is the biggest fight that I can get my hands on, meaning the biggest name and biggest ranking, then that’s who it is.”
“It doesn’t really matter, because everybody seems to be matched up and locked up. So maybe it’s Leon Edwards, and maybe it’s not. It depends on the timing.”
“The bigger the names, the better. At this stage in my career, I only want top-10 guys, or the closest thing to get me to the title. I don’t think Leon Edwards is quite there, but it’s a fight, and it’s competition. The guy’s obviously skilled and on a big win streak, so it would be awesome to get the fight.
“I don’t see (Neil) Magny, No. 7 or whatever the (expletive) (expletive) ranking he has behind him, I don’t see him stepping in any time soon, so I’m not going to keep waiting for fantasy matchups that are never going to happen. So if it’s Leon Edwards, Leon Edwards it is.”