UFC Welterweight Division Leon Edwards Now definitely a champion fighter for the future as his UFC 269 rival Jorge Masvidal withdrew due to injury and is now uncontested with the event coming up in less than a month.
Edwards was last seen in a fight at UFC 263, where he defeated Nate Diaz by unanimous decision. Now, he’s headed for a nine-fight winning streak to satisfy his bad blood against Jorge Masvidal in December, which was the result of a duel that took place in 2019 at UFC London.
What’s Next For Leon Edwards, What’s Next For UFC Champion Kamaru Usman’s Fighting Style And More
Kamaru Usman is the defending UFC welterweight champion with 5 successful title defenses, the most on any list of current UFC champions, the most defenses of any champion since 2017 and the third most times in UFC welterweight history.
In his interview with ESPN Coesspondant Brett Okamoto, Leon Edwards began to talk about his initial reaction to the cancellation of the match against Jorge Masvidal. “I just finished my wrestling session and my manager Tim told me he pulled out… I was like oh f**k okay, I knew he was going to pull out you know. , I feel like you know. To be honest, I heard the news about the comeback and said he looked a bit fat… a bit of a mess… so I don’t think he trained too honestly,” Edwards said.
“For this fight to go, this one I’m so looking forward to… I just want to get out of the way, finish it and settle the score, move on to my well-deserved title shot… what I did earned years ago, you know what I’m like with a 10 win streak… all these people they’re winning one, losing to someone you know… they’re not as motivated as me you know.. . so like I said I’m looking forward to my well-deserved title,” Edwards hinted at what could happen next for him regardless.
This is what he also had to say to Masvidal, “I always felt he was a fake, he was a fraud. I know this goes into the fight that he fakes. He’s had a good year, a good year and a half… and that’s what drives him. But beyond that, he is nothing but a journeyman,” Leon’s ‘journeyman’ for Masvidal was originally given by Colby Covington.
As for the champion, Kamaru Usman, Edwards believes that the former has changed his fighting style to a high degree. “Usman definitely loves his hands now. He really believes he is a sick striker. I know when we fight, he’s going to shoot for the takedowns you know. “
What do you think is next for Leon Edwards? Would a fight card saver be a good fit for UFC 269 or should he exactly wait to get his title shot now? How do you want Edwards’ match against Khamzat Chimaev and do you ever see the ex pitted against Masvidal soon if not now?
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