Leon Edwards claims he will struggle in 2020 and hopes that bout will be against a significant title like Nick Diaz.
Edwards was envisioned to fight in March at UFC London in opposition to Tyron Woodley. On the other hand, just a 7 days ahead of the function was set to choose spot it was canceled because of to the COVID-19 pandemic. Given that then, the Englishman has not been able to take a fight owing to England’s lockdown policies and the closing of fitness centers.
With Edwards not becoming equipped to battle, he was passed over for the subsequent title shot by Jorge Masvidal and Gilbert Burns. It has been aggravating for him sitting on the sidelines but he claims he will battle this year.
“It’s an bothersome place to be in. I’m the only dude in the top rated 10 who is not residing in the U.S., I consider. But these men have to fight me shortly,” Leon Edwards explained to ESPN. “I’ll 100 percent combat this year. I’m 29 and I have to have to remain active. These men in the best 5 are all (in their mid-30s). I’m the youngest in the major 15, in all probability. I want to be lively.”
Leon Edwards has not fought given that final July when he defeated Rafael dos Anjos in the key party of UFC San Antonio. If he does battle yet again this calendar year, he doesn’t have a lot of options as the major of the welterweight division is booked. A person battle that can make sense is the Stephen Thompson one particular, but the Englishman is interested in welcoming Nick Diaz back to the Octagon.
“I’ve carried out sufficient to have earned a major battle, a big name, I don’t think any fight will do,” Edwards claimed. “At the very least a title to encourage me to go out and do the work. I listened to Nick Diaz is coming back that’d be a excellent combat. He’s a popular identify. It would be good to conquer Nick, that’d be nine in a row. But any of these massive names, I imagine I am greater than them.”
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