Jorge Masvidal is a rival of Edwards and Edwards won’t be happy if Masvidal were to get a shot at the UFC Welterweight Title before he does.
“Who has Masvidal beat?” Edwards said after UFC San Antonio (via Dave Doyle & John Morgan of MMA Junkie). “He beat Ben Askren, Ben Askren has fought nobody. He got a close victory against Robbie (Lawler). Apart from that I couldn’t tell another person who’s he beat that’s a big name. He went to China or wherever it was and stacked a 9-0 record, came to the UFC, and then talked a lot of (expletive), and then he got to No. 5 above me, which is weird.”
The rivalry between the two escalated earlier this year after they got into a scuffle backstage at UFC Fight Night London.
Edwards believes that Masvidal got lucky with his historical win over Ben Askren at UFC 239 and that something like that would never happen again.
“I believe Masvidal is an amateur. He has beaten nobody that I can say that he is amazing,” Edwards said. “He did a flying knee against Ben; Ben is an amateur. He’s slow, he’s old, he is a grappler. He’s taken big confidence from it. It’s one of those things that, if they fought 10 out of 10 times, that would never happen again. I believe I am better than Masvidal anywhere in the fight, and I’ll get an opportunity to prove it.”
Masvidal was called out by Edwards after UFC Fight Night San Antonio, with that call out being blasted by Masvidal a short time later.