Leon Edwards Slams ‘BMF’ Title Bout Between Nate Diaz & Jorge Masvidal

Leon Edwards isn’t enamored with the title of “Baddest Motherf*cker.” On Nov. 2 at UFC 244, Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal will collide in a highly anticipated welterweight bout. Diaz considers himself to be the BMF champion as he claim…

Leon Edwards isn’t enamored with the title of “Baddest Motherf*cker.” On Nov. 2 at UFC 244, Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal will collide in a highly anticipated welterweight bout. Diaz considers himself to be the BMF champion as he claimed when calling out Masvidal. UFC president Dana White confirmed that for one time only, Diaz […]

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Leon Edwards Wants Next Title Shot: ‘F*ck Colby Covington’

Leon Edwards feels he should be given the next shot at Kamaru Usman’s welterweight title over Colby Covington. Many expect Usman to defend his title against Covington, especially given their rivalry and the latter’s impressive performance against Robbie Lawler. However, it is still not booked and with UFC 244 being headlined by Nate Diaz vs. […]

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Leon Edwards feels he should be given the next shot at Kamaru Usman’s welterweight title over Colby Covington.

Many expect Usman to defend his title against Covington, especially given their rivalry and the latter’s impressive performance against Robbie Lawler. However, it is still not booked and with UFC 244 being headlined by Nate Diaz vs. Jorge Masvidal, one wonders if Covington is getting skipped over again.

That is completely fine by Edwards, who believes he should get another crack at Usman:

“F—k Colby Covington,” Edwards told MMA Fighting. “I don’t like Colby anyways. I don’t give a s—t about what he’s doing. My thing is to get a world title shot. Let’s me and Kamaru run it back. We’ve got the most wins in the division, we’re the two best in the division. Let’s run it back.”

Edwards most recently outpointed Rafael dos Anjos and is on an eight-fight winning streak. His last loss? A decision defeat to Usman. Which is why it makes sense for them to fight according to the Birmingham native:

“For me that would be perfect — him having the title and me taking it off him — that would be the fairytale story,” Edwards added. “To defeat the last man to defeat me for the title, I hope I get the chance to do that. My message [to Kamaru Usman] is let’s run it back. We fought years ago and let’s run it back so I can get the title off you.”

“I have paid my dues. I’ve done everything they’ve asked me to do. I flew across the world to fight [Rafael dos Anjos], I flew across the world to fight “Cowboy” [Donald Cerrone]. I’ve fought back to back. I’m on an eight-fight win streak, second only to the current champion. I have more than paid my price to get a world title shot.”

Do you think Edwards should get the next shot? Or does Covington deserve it no matter what?

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Leon Edwards Open To Tyron Woodley Fight

Leon Edwards has had his eyes set on Jorge Masvidal since their backstage altercation at UFC London in March. Yet, “Gamebred” went onto fight Ben Askren while the Englishman fought Rafael dos Anjos. Now, however, Edwards still wants that fi…

Leon Edwards has had his eyes set on Jorge Masvidal since their backstage altercation at UFC London in March. Yet, “Gamebred” went onto fight Ben Askren while the Englishman fought Rafael dos Anjos. Now, however, Edwards still wants that fight even though Masvidal and Nate Diaz have been calling each other out. “Obviously, I want […]

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Leon Edwards Reveals One Opponent He’d Take Over Jorge Masvidal

Leon Edwards has been calling for a fight with Jorge Masvidal for quite some time. Yet, with Nate Diaz and “Gamebred” agreeing to fight each other, the fight may not happen after all. Now, the question of who Edwards fights next is a big one. He is currently ranked fourth in the division, yet, he […]

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Leon Edwards has been calling for a fight with Jorge Masvidal for quite some time. Yet, with Nate Diaz and “Gamebred” agreeing to fight each other, the fight may not happen after all.

Now, the question of who Edwards fights next is a big one. He is currently ranked fourth in the division, yet, he still wants the Masvidal fight.

“Obviously, I want the fight. Now it’s up to him and his fat manager,” Edwards said to MMA Fighting. “I am willing to fight in November. I will co-main event [Kamaru] Usman-[Colby] Covington and whoever wins gets a title shot.

“Even though I feel I deserve a title shot right now, I will put my eight-fight win streak against his two-fight win streak just to prove my case that I’m the best fighter in the world plus I get to smack his head off so that’s just a win-win for me.”

But, if Leon Edwards does not get the fight against Jorge Masvidal he is open to another fight and that is against Tyron Woodley. The former champion is coming off of a loss at UFC 235 to Kamaru Usman to lose the belt.

Why the Englishman would want that fight is simple. He says it should guarantee a title shot, but remains adamant he wants the Masvidal scrap.

“If it’s guaranteed a title shot next then probably,” Edwards said when asked about potentially facing Woodley. “Like I said, I want that Masvidal fight. That’s the biggest fight to make. I feel like me and Woodley, we’ve got no animosity, there’s nothing there other than a chance to beat a former world champion.

“I feel Masvidal is the fight to make and that’s the one I’m pushing for. But if they come with Woodley with good money, I’ll do it as well. Pay me and I’ll show up.”

Would you be interested in seeing Leon Edwards vs. Tyron Woodley?

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Leon Edwards Claps Back At ‘Journey Man’ Jorge Masvidal

Leon Edwards wants Jorge Masvidal to cut down on the trash talking and make a fight between the pair happen. Edwards has been trying to make a fight with Masvidal come to fruition for a while now. He notably claimed that “Gamebred” turned down a recent fight offer. However, Masvidal and his manager denied getting […]

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Leon Edwards wants Jorge Masvidal to cut down on the trash talking and make a fight between the pair happen.

Edwards has been trying to make a fight with Masvidal come to fruition for a while now. He notably claimed that “Gamebred” turned down a recent fight offer. However, Masvidal and his manager denied getting a contract in the first place, with the former having recent a message for Edwards:

“He’s gotta look at this interview, or people are going to call him and tell him – you’re a f*cking nobody,” Masvidal said. “I run this show, you listen to me. When I say I’m going to kick your f*cking ass, I’ll kick your f*cking ass. I’m gonna get paid now, like I said, 16 years I’ve been chasing this dream of getting the belt. You think I’m going to let some f*cking bug like this guy even slightly throw me off my road, my destiny, towards my greatness towards the belt?

“I’m going to get the belt, and I’m going to eliminate him off the face of the earth. I’m going to wipe the floor with that guy. It’s going to happen, I swear to you it’s going to happen, it’s just not going to be on his terms.”

As it happened, Edwards saw the interview and retorted back:

“Shut the f*ck up your a p*ssy, you will do nothing your a journey man stop chatting sh*t n let’s make the fight #runjorgerun,” Edwards tweeted.

Do you think we’ll see these two collide next?

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Leon Edwards Says Kamaru Usman Is A Mediocre Striker

Leon Edwards believes he should be fighting for the title next against Kamaru Usman. Although they have fought before, the Englishman is not impressed with the champ’s skills. Looking back on the first fight, Edwards says he is a much different fighter and knows he can beat Usman. Why? Well, he says he is a […]

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Leon Edwards believes he should be fighting for the title next against Kamaru Usman. Although they have fought before, the Englishman is not impressed with the champ’s skills.

Looking back on the first fight, Edwards says he is a much different fighter and knows he can beat Usman. Why? Well, he says he is a better striker, better at jiu-jitsu and his takedown defense will play a factor.

“I went into the fight with a defensive mind state. I was more thinking about not getting taken down more than what I want to do to him. For that fight, it was more mental for me, than anything,” Edwards said to BJPENN.com. “Obviously, I’ve improved leaps and bounds in my technique. I believe I will go out there and beat him. I’ll better him wherever the fight goes. I am a better striker than him, I am better at jiu-jitsu. He’s a great wrestler, but so am I. So, I believe I will beat him. That fight, I was just young… I’m a totally different human being from then, and I believe I will get the job done.”

Yet, Edwards will have to wait until Colby Covington gets the shot first. But, the Englishman is not impressed by either of them and think they both are mediocre strikers.

“I don’t know, ‘cos they’re both similar fighters. They’re both the same thing: mediocre strikers, (they’ve got) wrestling, (but) shit jiu-jitsu,” he explained. “They’re both the same kind of fighters but probably Usman. I think he’s got a little more power and strength then Colby.”

Would you want to see Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman?

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