JORGE MASVIDAL has broken his silence following the cancellation of his showdown with Leon Edwards – but he's yet to address his withdrawal from their welterweight clash.
Gamebred withdrew from the pair's eagerly-anticipated UFC 269 grudge match earlier this week with an undisclosed injury.
The timing of Masvidal's withdrawal was questioned by many, including former two-division champion Conor McGregor.
And the two-time welterweight title challenger broke his silence on Twitter early on Saturday morning to rubbish McGregor's claim he bottled his clash with Rocky.
He said: "I guess you’re off your meds again barking up the wrong tree.
"And don’t be upset your client was about to be blessed with the biggest payday of his life, and now you don’t get a dime from his whack a**.
"Too much man for you little guy, go back to fighting old dudes in bars."
McGregor, 33, replied by saying: "Ye, ok sweetheart?
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"Stick the kettle on for me in your little housecoat there. Me and Hans [Molenkamp] have a meeting about your pity wage today hahahaaha."
Unlike Masvidal, Birmingham bruiser Edwards did address the cancellation of their showdown – which has been over two years in the making.
He tweeted: "Disappointed but honestly, I knew this fraud didn't want to fight me anyway.
"He was just a stop off on the way to the title. The goal remains the same.
"Much needed family time now, @usman84kg I will see you soon."
Edwards has opted against remaining on the stacked UFC 269 card, which will take place on December 11 in Las Vegas.
Undefeated welterweight sensation Khamzat Chimaev offered to step in for Masvidal, taking to Twitter to campaign for his first crack at a top-ten ranked 170-pounder.
He tweeted: "Let's go bro we do it @leonedwardsmma."
And after learning of Masvidal's withdrawal, MMA legend Nick Diaz also offered to take the fight on short notice.
He wrote on Instagram: "Put me in."
Edwards, 30, hasn't fought since his unanimous decision victory over Nate Diaz in June – which stretched his undefeated streak to ten fights.
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