Leon Edwards believes that Kamaru Usman and he are no longer at odds.
After their most recent fight, Usman (20-3 MMA, 15-2 UFC) is not someone the UFC welterweight champion wants to face again. In the UFC 286 main event at The O2 in London, Edwards (21-3 MMA, 13-2 UFC) prevailed over “The Nigerian Nightmare” via majority decision. After the title win, Edwards improved to 2-1 overall in his trilogy with Usman.
Usman stated that he will meet Edwards again in the future in his post-victory in-cage interview. “Rocky” isn’t on board.
“Probably not. Probably not,” Edwards told reporters.
“It’s been three fights now. I want to move forward in my career. I look toward different fights.”
“It’s just competitive,” Edwards said.
“I wish him well in whatever he chooses to do next. There was never no beef between me and Kamaru. We both just fought to see who the better man is. That was it. You heard his words after the fight, and I wish him well. This sport is hard, so yeah – respect to him.”
“It’s amazing,” Edwards said regarding UFC 286. “It’s every kid’s dream to be able to live this moment out. I said it all week. I truly believe this is my era now. It’s been a long time since I lost a fight – seven, eight years. So to be able to come back to my hometown, have the crowd go crazy all week – the weigh-ins, press conference screaming ‘Headshot, dead’ – it was madness. It’s a dream come true.”