Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson believes he has a greater case for a title shot than Leon Edwards.
‘Rocky’ returned from almost two years out of motion this previous weekend.
The Englishman seemed good early however his combat with Belal Muhammad at UFC Vegas 21 led to unlucky circumstances.
A watch poke from Edwards left Muhammad unable to proceed. The combat was finally declared a no-contest.
Put up-fight, Edwards revealed he’s tired of working issues again with Muhammad and is as an alternative hoping he will probably be given a direct title shot.
“That’s 9 fights in a row, I’ve fought everybody they’ve given me, I’ve stepped as much as combat all the highest guys they’ve all turned me down so,” Edwards stated. “I belong in a title shot, I’ve labored my method again up from getting defeated by Kamaru Usman, I’ve fought all people, I’ve provided to combat all people so I really feel I deserve A title shot now, why ought to I do one other ten fights to get a title shot ?”
‘Wonderboy’ wasn’t a fan of these feedback and used his “What’s Up Everyone?!” podcast to make that clear.
“With the attention poke, there’s just one factor to do and that’s to run it again, Thompson stated. “I do know Edwards is saying he deserves the title subsequent, however you may’t get the title after being gone for 2 years after which having a no contest with a poke to the attention. Come on.”
He continued, “I do know Edwards is like, ‘No, man, I need to combat for the title,’ however come on, dude, you haven’t fought. I deserve the title greater than you deserve it at this level. I’m simply saying, what I imply? Come on, guys. I’m the one man that Usman hasn’t fought.” (Transcribed by MMA Junkie)
Who you assume is extra worthy of a welterweight title shot? Stephen Thompson or Leon Edwards?