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Saturday, May 02, 2020

Leon Edwards Outlines Conditions For Next Fight

Leon Edwards (photo via UFC / YouTube)

By FCF Staff

After having a scheduled fight with Tyron Woodley fall through last month, Leon Edwards has outlined his conditions for his next booking.

Edwards was scheduled to fight the former welterweight champ at UFC London on March 21st. But due to the coronavirus pandemic, the event was canceled. As it stands right now, it’s not clear when and who Edwards will face next.

Recently Edwards spoke with MMA Junkie, and while discussing his next bout, the surging fighter said this.

“For me, it has to be someone above me,” Edwards said. “I’ve worked too hard to get into this position to be fighting Top 10. I’ve the second-most wins in the division compared to the champion, so I truly believe that I deserve a world title shot already. So the only way I’ll fight again is either (a) title shot or the No. 1 contender spot. There’s no point of me going backwards and fighting someone in the Top 10, because it’ll defeat the point of me getting to this position.

“(The) only reason I wanted to fight Woodley was because he was a former world champion and the Usman fight was taken away from me because of Masvidal, so anyone above me is the only option right now.”

The 28 year-old Edwards (18-3) is riding an eight fight winning streak and is currently ranked #4 in the UFC’s welterweight division.

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posted by FCF Staff @ 11:30 am
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