KARACHI: Jorge Masvidal responded to Leon Edwards' offer of a shot at the world championship if the English fighter defeats Kamaru Usman in August at UFC 278.
Usman and Masvidal last met when Gilbert Burns' sudden withdrawal from their 2020 fight gave him a last-minute opportunity to challenge Usman for the title. He then faced the Nigerian again in April of the following year with a full camp. The first time they faced off, he was outclassed for five rounds before being destroyed.
Speaking to BLOCK ASSET, Masvidal said: "I gotta say no to fighting for the title? Like, hell no. I’ll get my a** in shape and get ready for this f***ing hooligan, give it all I got to break his face."
"So it's a lot of tangibles. There are a lot of things that can happen out there. I could be getting myself ready for number 10 in the world, and all of a sudden, I’m fighting for a world championship.
"So what I’m telling you is that I don’t even know what I’m going to do with myself. I’m unpredictable like that, you know? I’m gonna go with the best options all the time," he added.
After their respective victories over Gunnar Nelson and Till at UFC London in March 2019, Edwards and Masvidal got into a memorable altercation behind the scenes. Masvidal approached Edwards during a post-fight media scrum and then punched him, causing a cut on his opponent's cheek.