Leon Edwards calls on UFC boss Dana White to let him fight Jorge Masvidal after backstage fracas

JORGE MASVIDAL has been called out by Leon Edwards in a bid to settle their feud.

Edwards was involved in a backstage brawl last year following UFC London after Masvidal, 35, punched the 28-year-old.

Masvidal went on to enjoy a meteoric rise in 2019 with further wins over Ben Askren and Nate Diaz, but last month lost against welterweight champion Kamaru Usman.

With Gilbert Burns next in line for the title, Edwards has called on UFC president Dana White to let him settle the score with his rival.

He wrote on Instagram: "Let’s make it happen, it’s the only fight that make sense for me outside the championship."

Let’s make it happen, it’s the only fight that make sense for me outside the championship @ufc @ufceurope @danawhite @gamebredfighter

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Masvidal filled in at UFC 251 on just a week's notice after Burns was dramatically pulled from the event as he tested positive for coronavirus.

The American fan-favourite is targeting a November return and wants a rematch with Usman, 33.

But promoter White has already insisted Burns – who beat former champion Tyron Woodley – is next to challenge for the belt.

Edwards, who has not lost in five years, told SunSport before UFC 251 that his rivalry with Masvidal will not be over until they meet in the Octagon.

He said: "Usman is the last guy to beat me but with Masvidal it's personal.

"I'd rather fight Masvidal, probably, because of what happened, it's personal. With Usman it's more competition.

"With Masvidal it's not over at all, I'd rather fight him."

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