Despite still not getting his shot at the UFC welterweight title, Leon Edwards is still trying to wait it out until he does get that shot and has now publicly shrugged off a fight against Jorge Masvidal — this and much more on Thursday's social media roundup.
Leon Edwards shrugs off potential fight against Jorge Masvidal
Despite being on one of the longest win streaks in the UFC and coming off a win over one of the UFC's biggest stars Nate Diaz, Leon Edwards is still waiting for his shot at the UFC welterweight title.
Instead of giving Edwards a shot to fight Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title, the UFC went for the option to run back the rematch between Usman and Colby Covington for the title instead.
This has understandably left Edwards angry and once again leaves him in a strange situation in the welterweight division.
Even though it seems like Edwards will not be getting a shot at the title anytime soon, he is still adament to wait his turn and will not fight anyone else other than who the champion of the division is.
Edwards has now publicly shut down talk of a fight against his big rival Jorge Masvidal.
Check out what Edwards had to say on Twitter below.
My next fight will be for the world title I don’t want to hear nothing about a guy coming off 2 fight skid and Got ko his last fight— Leon 'Rocky' Edwards (@Leon_edwardsmma) September 15, 2021
What are your opinions on what Edwards had to say?
The trilogy bout between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder has once again been rescheduled after the bout was postponed this summer after Fury tested positive for COVID-19.
Every Vicente Luque finish in the UFC
Vicente Luque is one of the most exciting fighters in the UFC and he is quickly rising through the UFC welterweight division.
Enjoy this thread below of all of Luque's finishes in the UFC.
Every Vicente Luque finish in the UFC— jiri prochazka's hair antenna (@tybgMMA) September 13, 2021
Conor McGregor gives an update on his health and the incident with MGK at the VMA's
Check out this video below of Conor McGregor talking about a whole host of things such as how his leg is healing up and also what happened at the VMA's with famous musician Machine Gun Kelly.
Jake Paul sends a message to Jorge Masvidal
Check out this message which YouTuber turned professional boxer, Jake Paul has sent to Jorge Masvidal after Paul has been calling out Masvidal to a boxing match.
Jake Paul with a message for Jorge Masvidal today…— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) September 14, 2021
[-- Most Valuable Promotions] pic.twitter.com/Ptg6WxOMqz
The UFC pays tribute to Suzy Friton
Suzy Friton was a much loved member of the UFC backstage team who sadly passed away last week after a battle with cancer.
Everyone here at Fightful sends their deepest condolences and best wishes to the friends and family of Suzy Friton at this time.
In memory of Suzy Friton pic.twitter.com/AUmOAbJNrN— UFC (@ufc) September 15, 2021
16 year old BJJ champion embarrasses a grown man after he picked a fight with him
Check out this awesome video of a grown man picking on the wrong person.
The man in the video tried to pick a fight on a kid but that kid turned out to be a BJJ world champion.
Fully grown man tried to attack 16 year old multiple time Junior World Champion in BJJ— Alex Enlund (@AlexEnlund) September 14, 2021
Alex shows composure, restraint and courage to handle this situation
Get your kid into Martial Arts & Combat Sports it’s unlikely they will become the bully due to the humility learned on mats pic.twitter.com/ydKtX6a8L8
Joseph Benavidez retired from MMA
WEC and UFC flyweight and bantamweight legend Joseph Benavidez announces his retirement from MMA.
Benavidez enjoyed a very successful career which included wins over fighters such as Henry Cejudo, Eddie Wineland and Tim Elliott.
Benavidez also went toe to toe with some of the best fighters of all time such as Dominick Cruz and Demetrious Johnson.
Benavidez's wife Megan Olivi also sent this message to him on Twitter following the announcement.
Retirement adventures are gonna be fun -- My King Forever @JoeJitsu— Megan Olivi (@MeganOlivi) September 15, 2021
Jake Paul sends a message to Dana White after he claimed that he is scared to fight Anderson Silva
After this week's episode of Dana White's Contender Series, White went on a big rant in his post fight press conference about how Jake Paul should, but won't fight Anderson Silva after Silva knocked out Tito Ortiz in the first round last weekend.
Here is how Paul responded to White.
Brandon Moreno vs Deiveson Figueiredo trilogy announced
Last night it was announced that Brandon Moreno and Deiveson Figueiredo will face each other in a trilogy at UFC 269.