Supreme Combating Championship (UFC) welterweight contender Leon Edwards has received eight straight fights in the stacked 170-pound excess weight course and is at this time rated No. 3 in the division, so it’s higher time “Rocky” gets an option to confirm he’s deserving of a title shot.
He just demands someone to say indeed.
“UFC wished the (Masvidal) fight,” Edwards told MMA Combating. “They provided it to him and he turned it down. He stated he’d fairly combat Nate Diaz. I really don’t understand it. He promises he would like to get back again to the title shot and fight for a entire world championship. I never recognize what preventing a person like Nate Diaz will get you? I do not know, I do not know wherever his head’s at.”
Masvidal might have blown his opportunity to capitalize on this, but it sounds like Edwards, 29, is also ready to get on Colby Covington if the advertising will not give him the winner of Kamaru Usman vs. Gilbert Burns, who are anticipated to collide afterwards this year.
“Logically, it has to be title shot No. 1, Colby or Masvidal,” Edwards continued. “I believe all those are the fights that make perception. I’ve done all the other fights. I’m on an 8-battle get streak now. I’ve accomplished all the RDA’s and ‘Cowboy’s. I certainly consider now I are worthy of a massive identify.”
Right after coronavirus scratched his showdown in opposition to Tyron Woodley, Edwards was compelled to participate in the ready match as the welterweight division started off obtaining booked close to him. In addition, Woodley has given that fallen out of the Top 5.
“I ought to have a No. 1 contender shot if not the title shot ideal now,” Edwards reported. “Those are the only fights to me that make sense for one of these men stepping up and fighting. Any one out of that purchase would not do very little for my job or propel me ahead.”
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