Leon Edwards hoped for an opportunity for the UFC welterweight title over Kamaru Usman. After nearly two years of absence within the octagon, the Englishman noticed his struggle towards Belal Muhammad finish in a “no contest” after an involuntary blow within the eye of his opponent.
Impressive towards Gilbert Burns, Kamaru Usman can sleep soundly the competitors remains to be a lower under within the welterweights of UFC. Third within the challengers standings, Leon Edwards needed to win towards Belal Muhammad with a view to safe a title struggle.
But the Anglo-Jamaican did not make an impression this weekend in Las Vegas and his return to the octagon, for his first struggle since July 2019, resulted in a “no contest” from the beginning. second restoration after an involuntary blow within the eye of his opponent.
Edwards: “I would have preferred a loss”
Still undefeated within the UFC (18 wins, 3 losses and due to this fact a tie) since his loss to Kamaru Usman, Leon Edwards will nonetheless need to wait to have an opportunity for the title. Between the well being disaster linked to the coronavirus and the withdrawal of the phenomenon Khamzat Shimaev, the Briton will have waited nearly two years between two fights.
Dominating and aggressive from the primary cowl, “Rocky” was lastly deprived of a victory that stretched out his arms. While his rival has saved the traces of the struggle, however MMA followers will be hungry after this very irritating remaining.
“First of all I need to apologize. I did not need to do it, defended Leon Edwards after returning to the UFC. I’d have most popular a loss. I’m heartbroken. targeted on the following chapter to be the world champion. It’s been a yr and a half. To come again like this.[…] I wished to indicate extra. It was unintentional, my coronary heart is damaged. “
Failing to right away have his likelihood for the title towards Kamaru Usman, Leon Edwards ought to first undergo a struggle towards Colby Covington, no 1 challenger within the welterweight.