In fact, on a recent episode of DC & RC, the former two-division UFC champion advised Edwards to ignore Masvidal altogether; much the way ‘Gamebred’ did ‘Rocky’ since their backstage altercation at UFC Fight Night 147.
Masvidal, having heard the soundbite, expressed his displeasure on social media in a heated tirade leveled at the Olympian.
‘DC’ took the comments in stride and suggested Masvidal’s manager was behind the exchange, before uploading an image showcasing his collection of UFC championship belts; a subtle ‘salt in the wound’ gesture.
The AllStar MMA roundup
- Fight Talk: Fighting Colby Covington in Brazil ‘would be a dream’ for Gilbert Burns
- UFC 279: Julian Erosa likely to make the fight down & dirty against “clean striker” Hakeem Dawodu
- UFC 279: Chad Anheliger says he wants to finish Heili Alateng – “I want to just beat this guy up”
The best of the rest
- Leon Edwards coach Dave Lovell goes inside ‘Rocky’ moment that went viral after UFC 278- MMAFighting.com
- Luke Rockhold fires back at Jake Paul: ‘You just don’t f****** understand what fighting is’ – MMAFighting.com
- Dana White updates on UFC’s plans for Jorge Masvidal, Colby Covington‘s next fights – MMAjunkie.com
- Conor McGregor? Charles Oliveira reveals the ‘sole reason’ he agreed to fight Makhachev – BloodyElbow.com
- Ben Askren blasts Jorge Masvidal for trying to lockup a title fight with Leon Edwards – BJPenn.com
Geoff Neal calls out Colby Covington:
Shavkat puts his hand up:
Aldo’s first public words since his loss:
T-Wrecks likes the idea of a PFL run:
Uros Medic and the new MMA curse:
The morning view
Chaels take on Oliveira vs Makhachev:
Wonderboy breaks down Leon’s KO:
Dan Hardy previews One Championship’s Adriano Morales vid Demetrious Johnson II:
- Kevin Holland to fight Daniel Rodriguez at UFC 279 on September 10th (per Kevin Holland)
- Jack Shore to fight Kyler Phillips at UFC event on November 19th (per Iridium Sports)
- Edman Shabazyan to fight Dacha Lungiambula at UFC 282 on December 12th (per Marcel Dorff)
- Carlos Ulberg to fight Nicolae Negumereanu at UFC 281 on November 12th (per Chris Reive)
- Sergey Morozov to fight Journey Newson at UFC event on December 17th (per Nolan King)
- Magomed Mustafaev to fight Jamie Mullarkey at UFC 280 on October 22nd (per Tom Feely)
- Cody Brundage to fight Rodolfo Vieira at UFC event on November 19th (per Iridium Sports)
- Dan Hooker to fight Claudio Puelles at UFC 281 on November 12th (per Fordewin MMA)
- Michael Johnson to fight Marc Diakiese at UFC event on December 3rd (per Al Zullino)
- Tafon Nchukwi to fight Jamal Pogues at UFC event on December 17th (per UFC )
- Julian Marquez to fight Deron Winn at UFC event on December 17th (per Farah Hannoun)
- Jake Hadley to fight Carlos Candelario at UFC event on November 5th (per Mike Heck)
- Li Jingliang to fight Tony Ferguson at UFC 279 on September 10th (per UFC announcement)
- Raphael Assuncao to fight Victor Henry at UFC event on October 15th (per UFC announcement)
- Mike Davis to fight Uros Medic at UFC event on October 1st (per David Van Auken)
On this day in MMA
On the 25th of August, 2007, six-time UFC champion, Randy Couture, made his final successful title defence at UFC 74 against Gabriel Gonzaga.
Couture would finish the affair in the third round via punches and be awarded Fight of the Night for his efforts.
Brock Lesnar would end Couture’s sixth reign as a UFC champion in the following fight a year later, making the Gonzaga fight the final appearance for `The Natural’ in a title bout.