Edwards responded to a tweet from MMAFighting.com that referenced their interview with Muhammad. In that interview, Muhammad said he did not believe Edwards deserved a title shot.
Muhammad then responded and referred to Edwards’ backstage altercation with Jorge Masvidal at UFC on ESPN+ 5 in March 2019, where Masvidal struck Edwards, cutting him open and then subsequently trademarked the combo as a ‘three piece and a soda.’
Aren’t you the guy that got 3 piece and soda’d ? https://t.co/uPcNyhGI3Y— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) June 22, 2021
In your own country ? https://t.co/CXfUjVvglE— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) June 22, 2021
With your brother right next to you? https://t.co/yyziKGUQcM— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) June 22, 2021
And masvidal was alone? https://t.co/qSUdhYpTGA— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) June 22, 2021
Edwards reacted to Muhammad’s tweetstorm and asked why Muhammad did not express these feelings to him in person during fight week of UFC 263.
Where was this energy in person I just sin you fight week n you couldn’t even look at me you walk past with you head down 😂😂 wtf is happening here https://t.co/j7kVm7zzQc— Leon ‘Rocky’ Edwards (@Leon_edwardsmma) June 23, 2021
While Edwards is now in line for a title shot behind welterweight’s no. 1 contender Colby Covington, it does not appear that the bad blood between Edwards and Muhammad will subside anytime soon.
Perhaps Muhammad’s callouts on Twitter are in hopes of a potential rematch between the two somewhere down the line.