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John McCarthy believes the UFC has to offer Leon Edwards a title fight if he beats Jorge Masvidal

Leon Edwards should be next in line for a shot at the welterweight title if he defeats Jorge Masvidal. , according to former UFC referee 'Big' Joh


Leon Edwards should be next in line for a shot at the welterweight title if he defeats Jorge Masvidal. , according to former UFC referee ‘Big’ John McCarthy.

McCarthy believes the UFC will have no choice but to give Edwards the opportunity if he achieves a 10th consecutive victory. In the latest episode of the podcast Weighing In , McCarthy said:

«Actually, they have to. If they don’t, they will look bad. The guy has beaten everyone they put in front of him since his last loss more than 10 fights ago. There’s no denying that the guy is one of the best welterweights in the world. And if he beats Masvidal, you’re talking about a guy who in his last fight fought for the title. Yes now [Edwards] Get over it, there’s no way in the world they can deny that Leon Edwards deserves a chance against (Kamaru) Usman.

A large segment of fans believes that Edwards’ championship chance is long overdue. The British fighter is only behind champion Kamaru Usman and Octagon legend Georges St-Pierre. in the longest active winning streak in the UFC welterweight division. The last time ‘Rocky’ lost a fight was also against the reigning champion nearly six years ago.

For now, however, Edwards will have to prove himself against former title challenger Jorge Masvidal. Usman, on the other hand, He will defend his crown against Colby Covington in the main event of UFC 268 next month.

Leon Edwards says his fight with Jorge Masvidal is ‘personal’

The rivalry between Leon Edwards and Jorge Masvidal began when the two got involved in a backstage fight at the O2 Arena in London, England, in 2019. The incident is known among MMA fans as ‘three pieces and a soda’.

Years after their meeting, Leon Edwards and Jorge Masvidal will finally resolve their differences within the Octagon. As far as ‘Rocky’ is concerned, fighting Masvidal is not just another competition.

«The goal comes first and victory comes later. I’m going out to finish him off. I’m not going out just to win the fight; I’m going out to hurt him and to finish him off. That is my goal”.