Leon Edwards reacts to ‘fraud’ Jorge Masvidal pulling out of UFC 269

Welterweight contender Leon Edwards reacted to his UFC 269 opponent, Jorge Masvidal, pulling out of their Dec. 11 pay-per-view match.

The news broke Wednesday that Masvidal was forced to withdraw due to an undisclosed injury. Edwards (19-3, 1 NC) is ranked No. 3 in the 170-pound division and is riding a nine-fight winning streak.

Masvidal and Edwards were involved in a backstage altercation in March 2019 that resulted in Masvidal punching Edwards with a combination. He later coined the phrase “three-piece and a soda” when describing the incident.

Edwards reacted to Masvidal’s withdraw via social media Wednesday afternoon.

“Disappointed but honestly I knew this fraud didn’t want to fight me anyway. He was just a stop off on the way to the title. The goal remains the same. Much needed family time now, @usman84kg i will see you soon,” Edwards wrote on Twitter.

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