#sports Leon Edwards' coach slams Jorge Masvidal, and says bitter rival must 'wait at the back of the line'

#sports Leon Edwards’ coach slams Jorge Masvidal, and says bitter rival must ‘wait at the back of the line’

#sports activities Leon Edwards’ coach slams Jorge Masvidal, and says bitter rival must ‘wait at the back of the line’

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‘Jorge Masvidal is somewhat rat Judas and his time will come’: Leon Edwards’ coach slams ‘Gamebred’ and insists bitter rival must ‘wait at the back of the line’ for shot at new champion

  • Dave Lovell has stated Jorge Masvidal must wait to combat Leon Edwards
  • Lovell coached Edwards to a knock-out victory at UFC 278 over the weekend
  • Meanwhile Masvidal has misplaced three in a row, and not fought at all since March 
  • Lovell stated Masvidal was ‘somewhat rat Judas’, however added that ‘his time will come’

Jorge Masvidal must wait ‘at the back of the line’ for a shot at Leon Edwards, in keeping with the new welterweight champion’s coach Dave Lovell.

Masvidal and Edwards have been on a collision course for 3 years after an incident backstage at UFC London, however a proposed combat in December 2021 fell by way of as a result of the American was injured.

Now after a surprising last spherical head-kick knockout in opposition to Kamaru Usman at UFC 278 over the weekend, Edwards has turn out to be solely the second British UFC champion in historical past.

Leon Edwards knocked Kamaru Usman out with a head kick in the last round of UFC 278

Leon Edwards knocked Kamaru Usman out with a head kick in the final spherical of UFC 278

Jorge Masvidal has been told he will have to wait for his shot at long-time rival Edwards

Jorge Masvidal has been instructed he must look ahead to his shot at long-time rival Edwards

Meanwhile, 37-year-old Masvidal has misplaced three on the bounce, and hasn’t fought since March, when he misplaced to Colby Covington.

Lovell says that ‘Gamebred’ has fallen down the pecking order to be subsequent to tackle Edwards for a shot at the title.

‘Leon has been climbing the hill for a very long time, as you realize,’ Lovell told MMA Junkie. ‘And he’s tried to succeed in the high and every time he does, he’s been knocked back, knocked back, knocked back.

‘But now he’s climbed the high. Now he could be the one at the high of the mountain knocking back folks. Well, you’ll be able to stand at the back of the line, Mr. Masvidal, for starters.’

He added: ‘Mr. Masvidal, you little rat Judas, your time will come additionally, however we’re choosing on our phrases. The identical means you instructed Leon wait at the back of the line, effectively you wait now, mate, as a result of Leon is at the high of the hill.’

Dave Lovell went viral for his pep talk to Leon Edwards before the Brit's last round KO of Usman

Dave Lovell went viral for his pep discuss to Leon Edwards earlier than the Brit’s final spherical KO of Usman

Edwards is more likely to match up with Usman once more, however might combat another person in the meantime as the Nigerian-American recovers from his knockout loss over the weekend.

As beforehand reported by MailOnline, Lovell went viral in the days following the win, for his rousing pep discuss to ‘Rocky’, telling the 31-year-old to cease ‘feeling sorry to your f***ing self’ in the moments earlier than the combat.

And behind-the-scenes footage additionally confirmed how Edwards’ crew Renegade MMA, together with Lovell and fellow coach Henry Cleminson, masterminded the last minute head kick which floored Usman by drilling it with ‘Rocky’ so he might pull it off to perfection when it actually mattered, inflicting Usman’s first ever UFC defeat.

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