After Masvidal (35-15 MMA, 12-8 UFC) pulled out of the matchup with Edwards (19-3 MMA, 11-2 UFC) on Dec. 11 due to an undisclosed injury, there was a lot of speculation, including from Edwards himself, that maybe “Gamebred” wanted to evade the matchup to pursue a bout with Colby Covington instead.
Masvidal hasn’t said much about the situation and has kept details about the nature of his injury close to the vest. It seems it was no joke, though, and Gamrot is defensive over the insinuation Masvidal didn’t want to move forward with the fight.
Gamrot, who trains alongside Masvidal at American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Fla., snapped back at Edwards for calling his teammate a “fraud” and claims he witnessed the injury in-person (via Twitter):
@Leon_edwardsmma Shut your mouth poosy. I saw the injury happen at training and you are super lucky , because Masvidal was in top shape and would murder you.
Fight with @GamebredFighter in March or wait in line. @espnmma
— Mateusz Gamrot (@gamer_mma) November 16, 2021
@Leon_edwardsmma Shut your mouth poosy. I saw the injury happen at training and you are super lucky , because Masvidal was in top shape and would murder you. Fight with @GamebredFighter in March or wait in line.
The UFC has yet to reveal its plans in the fallout of the Masvidal vs. Edwards cancelation. Edwards has made it clear he intends to wait for a title shot against champion Kamaru Usman, while a timeline for Masvidal is unknown.
In the meantime, the bad blood which began in March 2019 when Masvidal punched Edwards backstage at a UFC event in London, will continue to boil.
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