UFC FN 132: Leon Edwards on Why Donald Cerrone “Will Play Right Into my Hands”
By FCF Staff
Leon Edwards has repeatedly said he plans to make a big statement Saturday in his bout with Donald Cerrone, and the welterweight’s outlined why he’s certain he will.
Edwards has been booked to fight the established veteran in the headliner of UFC Fight Night 132, which will take place in Singapore. In a recent story at UFC.com, the British fighter was quoted saying the following about his skillset, and Cerrone’s:
“For years going back, the statement was that the European guys can’t wrestle,” Edwards said. “So I’ve looked forward to going out there and showing that we’ve got wrestling over here and prove to the rest of the world that we’ve got guys here that can wrestle against the Americans or whoever. But now, I’m looking to go back to my old style and looking to start putting these guys away. I don’t feel like just winning in the UFC is enough anymore. I feel like you have to perform and put on a show to get to where you want to get to, so my goal is to put Cowboy away.”
“Cerrone’s pretty much a straight line fighter – he comes forward, goes backwards – so I don’t have to go look for him,” Edwards stated. “He’ll play right into my hands and this will be a good fight for me to showcase my skill set and show the rest of the world that I belong and solidify my name this year.”
The 26 year-old Edwards (15-3) is riding a five fight winning streak heading into the contest. The 35 year-old Cerrone, meanwhile, is coming off a stoppage win over Yancy Medeiros, and is 2-3 in his last five bouts.