Next month's highly anticipated welterweight fight between Jorge Masvidal and Leon Edwards is off, UFC Chief Business Officer Hunter Campbell told ESPN on Wednesday.
Per Campbell, Masvidal (35-15) was forced to withdraw from the UFC 269 bout on Dec. 11 because of an undisclosed injury. There was no update on whether Edwards (19-3) will remain on the card, or if the matchup will be rescheduled. Campbell did not specify a time frame on Masvidal's return.
The welterweight fight was arguably going to be the highest-profile bout on the Las Vegas card. Masvidal and Edwards were involved in a backstage altercation in March 2019, when Masvidal struck Edwards in the face. The Miami native famously dubbed the punches he threw as a "three-piece and a soda."
Masvidal is coming off back-to-back losses to defending champion Kamaru Usman in title fights. Edwards, of England, is still looking for his first UFC title shot. He is on a nine-fight win streak.
A lightweight title bout between Charles Oliveira and Dustin Poirier is scheduled to headline the UFC 269 pay-per-view.