Leon Edwards: COVID Booking Struggles Propelled Me To Title Win

Leon Edwards feels his come-from-behind win over Kamaru Usman wouldn’t have happened without his past bad luck in the UFC. Edwards earned the welterweight belt over Usman at UFC 278 with a nasty head kick knockout. With a minute left in the fight…

Leon Edwards feels his come-from-behind win over Kamaru Usman wouldn’t have happened without his past bad luck in the UFC. Edwards earned the welterweight belt over Usman at UFC 278 with a nasty head kick knockout. With a minute left in the fight, and his chances appearing dim, Edwards pulled off arguably one of the…

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MMA Formally Recognized By Nigeria’s Federal Ministry Of Sport

The growth of MMA in Nigeria recently received a significant boost when it was announced that the Nigerian Mixed Martial Arts Federation (NMMAF) will govern the sport going forward. The NMMAF has recently been working hard to make sure that MMA was rec…

The growth of MMA in Nigeria recently received a significant boost when it was announced that the Nigerian Mixed Martial Arts Federation (NMMAF) will govern the sport going forward. The NMMAF has recently been working hard to make sure that MMA was recognized as a sport by Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Sport and Youth Development….

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Ariel Helwani Criticizes How UFC Broke Leon Edwards/Kamaru Usman 3 News

MMA reporter Ariel Helwani was less than impressed with how the UFC announced the upcoming trilogy fight between welterweight titleholder Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman. The post-fight press conference at this month’s UFC Vegas 67 event certainly …

MMA reporter Ariel Helwani was less than impressed with how the UFC announced the upcoming trilogy fight between welterweight titleholder Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman. The post-fight press conference at this month’s UFC Vegas 67 event certainly wasn’t short on major announcements. Most notably, it saw confirmation that Francis Ngannou has been stripped of the…

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The Wild World of Fighting: Kamaru Usman, Leon Edwards, “I Eat A**”, & More (1/21/23)

It’s that time once again, as we welcome you back into the Wild World of Fighting, a weekly segment that slaps harder than both high-level sports executives, and their new leagues. [DISCLAIMER: ANY VIEWS EXPRESSED IN THIS PIECE ARE THOSE OF THE A…

It’s that time once again, as we welcome you back into the Wild World of Fighting, a weekly segment that slaps harder than both high-level sports executives, and their new leagues. [DISCLAIMER: ANY VIEWS EXPRESSED IN THIS PIECE ARE THOSE OF THE AUTHOR AND DO NOT REFLECT THE OPINIONS AND BELIEFS OF THE WEBSITE AND…

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Leon Edwards roots for rival Jorge Masvidal to set up UFC title fight with win: ‘He just keeps losing’

Leon Edwards UFC Jorge Masvidal UFC 286Reigning UFC welterweight champion, Leon Edwards may have a trilogy title rubber match against former champion, Kamaru Usman awaiting him at UFC 286 on March 18., however, ahead of his homecoming, he has urged arch-rival, Jorge Masvidal to once more score a victory to set up the pair’s grudge match.  Edwards, the current undisputed welterweight […]

Leon Edwards UFC Jorge Masvidal UFC 286

Reigning UFC welterweight champion, Leon Edwards may have a trilogy title rubber match against former champion, Kamaru Usman awaiting him at UFC 286 on March 18., however, ahead of his homecoming, he has urged arch-rival, Jorge Masvidal to once more score a victory to set up the pair’s grudge match. 

Edwards, the current undisputed welterweight champion, is slated to headline UFC 286 on March 18. against two-time foe, Usman at The O2 Arena in London – attempting to secure his first successful defense of 170lbs gold.

The Birmingham native managed to avenge his defeat to Usman back in 2015 with a stunning, fifth round high-kick KO back in August of last year, handing the Auchi native his first promotional loss, knocking him from the pound-for-pound number one perch, and minting himself as the welterweight champion.

Leon Edwards chomps at bit for Jorge Masvidal grudge match

However, ahead of their rubber clash in two months’ time, Edwards has sights on eventually settling his score with Miami veteran, Masvidal for undisputed gold, having shared a rivalry with the latter since an infamous backstage brawl in 2019 post-UFC London.

I don’t like him (Jorge Masvidal) that much, but I’m rooting for him to win so I can fight him,” Leon Edwards told Michael Bisping on the Believe You Me podcast. “He just keeps losing so it’s hard to make the fight make sense. I even said if he went out there and fought in like December, January – (fight) Gilbert (Burns) or somebody, beat one of them, then I’ll fight you in March.

Then (Kamaru) Usman in the summer or something, let him rest his hands a bit I’ll fight you in March, but he didn’t even do that,” Leon Edwards explained. “We’ll see. Skillset-wise, it’s two different levels. His career is doing that, mine’s doing this. It’s hard to make the fight make sense right now. But that’s a fight I need to happen and want to happen.” 

In the midst of a three-fight losing run which includes back-to-back title challenge losses to common-foe, Usman – the latter of which in a brutal one-punch KO loss, Masvidal has yet to return to active competition since dropping a unanimous decision loss to rival, Colby Covington back in March of last year.

Twitter Reacts To Kamaru Usman vs. Leon Edwards 3 Announcement

Kamaru Usman will have the chance to reclaim his welterweight title when he faces Leon Edwards for the third time at UFC 286. The trilogy bout has been long expected to take place since Edwards’ spectacular come-from-behind KO win in their champi…

Kamaru Usman will have the chance to reclaim his welterweight title when he faces Leon Edwards for the third time at UFC 286. The trilogy bout has been long expected to take place since Edwards’ spectacular come-from-behind KO win in their championship bout at at UFC 278 in August. However, last month, many fans feared…

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