Leon Edwards’s current profession extend has not absent as planned.
The UFC welterweight contender has struggled in current decades with quite a few conditions that have hindered his climb to a title shot. Edwards (18-3 MMA, 10-2 UFC) returned to the octagon for the initially time in 20 months to headlined UFC Fight Night 187 vs. shorter-notice substitute Belal Muhammad, who loaded in for Khamzat Chimaev. The bout finished in anticlimactic trend when an accidental eye poke from Edwards led to a no contest.
Edwards has not been capable to capitalize and transform his current eight-battle winning streak into a shot at the UFC welterweight crown. The pandemic, a hard time landing hugely rated opponents, and now the no contest in his return have designed it challenging for the Englishman to land a championship struggle.
The 29-12 months-outdated is hoping to get a speedy turnaround and land a battle with fellow top contender and former UFC interim welterweight champion Colby Covington.
In the movie below, Edwards is witnessed shortly immediately after his bout with Muhammad breaking down in an emotional online video simply call with his mom.
Even though talking with his mother, Leon Edwards let his emotions out about yet another annoying end result amid an now tough 12 months.
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) March 20, 2021