Daniel Cormier, former two-division UFC champion and current ESPN analyst, is known for his insightful analysis of the sport of mixed martial arts. Recently, Cormier has made headlines with his prediction for the upcoming UFC 287 event, particularly the welterweight bout between Jorge Masvidal and Gilbert Burns.
Enthusiasts shouldn't rule out the idea of imagining Jorge Masvidal takes on Leon Edwards for the UFC Welterweight Title, according to Daniel Cormier.
Masvidal is presently concentrating on fighting Gilbert Burns in the Octagon on April 8 at UFC 287. Their welterweight battle will feature as the co-main event, with the title matchup between Alex Pereira and Israel Adesanya for the UFC Middleweight Championship leading the pack.
Since "Gamebred" has dropped three straight fights, Daniel Cormier thinks Masvidal's charisma will give him another chance to challenge "Rocky" for the 170-pound crown. Fans are heavily slamming UFC for their habit of giving the fan favorite a championship opportunity despite poor statistics.
After having lost both of his championship fights, Colby Covington recently received an announcement from Dana White that his upcoming opponent would be Leon Edwards. Whereas McGregor reportedly has a possibility of winning gold if he defeats Chandler.
The UFC Hall of Famer said the following on his YouTube channel.
“If you’re in Miami, it’s going to be a pro-Masvidal crowd,” Cormier said. “He wins, gets in the middle of the octagon, and tells Joe Rogan, ‘I want Leon Edwards. Come get this biscuit, come get this two-piece.’ Dude, the world’s going to go crazy and Dana will look at that and go, ‘Hey, man – there’s a lot of history to that.’
“(If) this guy wins impressively, with his star power, I could see him right in the conversation for a fight against Leon Edwards.”
Based on their prior interactions, Edwards has shown excitement in a confrontation with Masvidal. Back in 2019, after a UFC London event, "Gamebred" and "Rocky" got into a backstage altercation. Upon speaking with Masvidal during the interview and trading insults, "Gamebred" grabbed Edwards and struck him in the face, resulting in a scar.
It will be interesting if Dana White changes his mind or if Jorge Masvidal dominates "Durinho" enough to be given the championship bout versus Leon Edwards rather than Covington. Keep checking back for the most recent information on Edwards' next UFC Welterweight Championship match.