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Kamaru Usman explains why Leon Edwards didn’t win the title: “We noticed him but then…”



Kamaru Usman is currently the champion of the middleweight division. Leon Edwards has lined up to take the title away from him and hopes to quickly land in the gold rankings. Usman commented on the fact that his closest competitor was not “”Rocky”.

Usman will defend the title in the rematch Colby’s Covingtone. Many, including the champion himself and his team, were quite skeptical of the idea of ​​meeting the duo again in the octagon. Either way, the match was announced on November 6 at UFC 268.

Edwards, who has been discussing his luck for a long time, did not hide his discomfort at the fact that he did not make it to this list despite his nine consecutive winning streaks. Usman talked about what the lineup looks like for a duel with him, and why, in his view, “Rocky” isn’t first in line:

I choose the guest I want, choose a fight with me. We sit down with the organization and say who we like and who we don’t. We noticed him but he rocked his pants in the last 25 minutes. Let’s be honest. You can’t go out and do it like this with Nate Diaz after the last show.

Edwards faced Diaz at UFC 263, where he proved better than his opponent at full range. In the next fight, the fan will have the opportunity to watch him in a duel. Jorge Masvidalem December 11

source: YouTube / Daniel Cormier