While Jorge Masvidal has been interviewed backstage following his UFC about ESPN+ 5 knockout win over Darren Until about March 16, he along with Leon Edwards turned into a physical altercation that was caught on camera. In the video, among Edwards’ entourage might be heard saying, “This ’s attack. ”
“This ’so attack,” he said while discussing the situation with welterweight winner Kamaru Usman in his podcast. Usman, nevertheless, did not agree.
“It’SA tricky circumstances. ”
Edwards and Masvidal exchanged words ahead of the altercation and Masvidal approached Edwards to face him. Since he did, Edwards put his hands up in a fighting posture and Masvidal unloaded a three-punch combination that resulted in a laceration into Edwards’ face.
According to Masvidal, as soon as a fighter approaches you together with up their hands, it indicates you’rein a struggle. Edwards maintains his hands weren’t upward and Masvidal “threw some cheap shots. ”
Rogan compared the situation into two NBA players challenging each other to a basketball match or a rake striking out a fellow MLB player at the parking lot. Just because your livelihood is fighting with doesn’t mean that you can’t even be attacked by another expert fighter.
Former heavyweight winner Fabrico Werdum was charged with assault after throwing a boomerang at Colby Covington outside of a hotel in Sydney, Australia at November 2017. Cris Cyborg was charged with battery after punching Angel A Magana during a UFC fighter retreat in May 2017. Conor-mcgregor was charged with assault after attacking a bus carrying UFC fighters after a press event for UFC 223 at April 2018.
Fighters could be victims of attack by other fighters, but doesn’t even mean that Masvidal attacked Edwards at The O2 Arena at London.
UFC fighters have become physical altercations during weigh-ins, at media conferences, and also in the cage after fights. Not one of them were charged with attack. They faced fines and suspensions from athletic commissions and also the struggle promotion but weren’t even charged with a crime. Usman is correct, it is a tricky situation.