One top UFC welterweight contender’s loss could be another’s gain.

Upon the news of Jorge Masvidal’s withdrawal Wednesday from his UFC 269 bout vs. Leon Edwards due to injury, some of the biggest names in the promotion’s 170-pound division flocked to Twitter to lobby for the fight.

UFC 269 takes place Saturday, Dec. 11 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card streams on ESPN+ pay-per-view after prelims on ESPN2/ESPN+.

While it’s unclear if Edwards (19-3 MMA, 11-2 UFC) will remain on the event, he has no shortage of willing contenders who say they are each ready to step up to the plate should they be called on.


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