The leading-five ranked welterweight, who has won his earlier eight fights in a row, read the news about the delayed title bout and promptly known as for a showdown with Burns to figure out the true No. 1 contender.
Edwards has been out of motion since July 2019 when he attained a decision victory in excess of Rafael Dos Anjos. He was initially scheduled to experience former winner Tyron Woodley in March but the struggle was scrapped thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.
Now with Usman seemingly delayed in his return to action, Edwards wishes a struggle with Burns in December.
“December 12th title battle has been postponed. UFC 256 wants a major function!” Edwards wrote on Twitter. “Gilbert Burns, you very little tree stump, you have nowhere to operate now!
“Let’s see who the Actual variety a person contender is!”
Edwards has previously called for a combat towards Burns but was finally shot down when the Brazilian was granted the title shot from Usman.
Burns is currently on an remarkable run through the welterweight division such as a dominant victory more than Woodley as properly as a TKO from previous title contender Demian Maia.
It continues to be to be seen if the UFC will think about Edwards’ request following UFC president Dana White has been adamant in the past about Burns acquiring the future title shot. It might arrive down to the timeline for Usman’s return to motion right after he previous defended his belt in July with a determination earn about Jorge Masvidal.