Jorge Masvidal teases March return to the UFC following cancellation of Leon Edwards grudge match

UFC superstar Jorge Masvidal is eyeing a March return to the octagon.

The American Top Team standout hasn't set foot inside the cage since his brutal knockout loss to welterweight champ Kamaru Usman last April at UFC 261.



Masvidal was due to face Leon Edwards last month at UFC 269 but was forced to withdraw from his long-awaited grudge match with the Brit through injury.

And the 'Baddest Motherf***er in the Game' is seemingly now targeting a spot on the UFC 272 card, which is slated to take place in Las Vegas on March 12.

On New Year's Day, Gamebred tweeted: "March 3 0 5."

Fan favourite Masvidal, 37, was forced out from his eagerly-anticipated showdown with Edwards with a rib injury.

But the MMA vet recently revealed he's back to full fitness and ready to go.

He said: “I’m off the injury list, and these little bitches don’t want to sign the contract.

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"The contract’s been handed, it’s in their f***ing face, they know I’m off the injury list.

"I’m trying to get some paychecks. But in the meanwhile, since I can’t rip these bitches up, I’mma go rip these mountains up."

In a direct message to Edwards, Masvidal then said: “Oh, to the one that’s in England who’s talking s**t.

"You too, man. Come on. One of you sign on the dotted line, let’s go, man.

“Yes, I’m gonna embarrass you and knock you the f**k out.

"But you guys are gonna make a lot of money in the process.”

Following the cancellation of his clash with Masvidal, the in-form Edwards revealed he would sit tight and hold out for a title shot.

However, SunSport understands the UFC brass have reached out to the Brummie about potentially returning to action in March.

UFC president Dana White recently revealed the promotion is eager to book Edwards 'soon', saying: "No [there's not update], not yet.

"We're working on fights all the way up to mid-April now.

"So we'll get it figured out soon. Khamzat [Chimaev] too. Yes."

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