Edwards says the violence between the two began after they locked eyes backstage while doing media.
“Masvidal’s a rat…I don’t know what f*ckin’ happened,” Edwards told Eurobash (via Peter Carroll of MMA Fighting). “He was doing media, I was doing media, we both locked eyes together. I think I said, ‘We’ll go in July,’ or something like that and he said, ‘Maybe July, or maybe not,’ and blah, blah, blah. So he started walking over…I’m walking over. He says in that f*ckin’ video that I walked over with my hands up…if I walked over with my hands up I wouldn’t have got touched…he wouldn’t have thrown no shots,” Edwards stated. I walked over and he tried to cheap shot me, that’s it really. He threw a few cheap shots and then he ran behind security. All the security surrounded us and that was it. He’s making out like he’s some kind of bad boy. I don’t understand, how can you find respect in cheap-shotting somebody and running behind security?”
The fighter also says that if it wasn’t for security showing up, it would’ve ended very bad for Masvidal.
“He would’ve got hurt bad. He wouldn’t have made it back to the hotel…he would’ve got hurt very bad. I’m kind of glad security was there because I promise you, he would’ve got hurt very, very bad. He wouldn’t have made it on the flight. He can keep talking that sh*t and thinking he’s something that he’s not, but he would’ve got hurt bad and he should thank God that security was there to hold me back,” he said. “They even phoned the police…the police came and everything. I ain’t pressing no f*ckin’ charges. My upbringing is different, I ain’t pressing charges on none of these guys; I don’t go to the police. He would’ve got hurt very bad and he’s lucky to make it back to where he’s from.”
While police eventually did show up, no charges were pressed against Masvidal by Edwards.