Leon Edwards Claims He Beats Belal Muhammad ‘Ten Instances Out Of Ten’

Regardless of the controversial ending to their UFC Vegas 21 headliner final weekend, welterweight contender, Leon Edwards has distanced himself from a possible rematch in opposition to Belal Muhammad, however claims if he was to fulfill the Chicago native once more he’d beat him “ten instances out of ten“.

Making his first Octagon look since UFC Battle Night time San Antonio again in July of 2019, Birmingham native, Edwards began brightly, to say the least, snapping a stinging one-two within the opening spherical, earlier than forcing a wobble and retreat from Muhammad by way of a whipping left high-kick round Muhammad’s guard.

Seeing the matchup known as within the second spherical, Edwards landed an unintentional poke to Muhammad’s left eye for the second time of the night time, this time, nevertheless, drawing an enormous response from the #13 contender, who instantly fell to his again on the canvas, reeling in ache.

Consulting the Octagon-side doctor, referee Herb Dean urged Muhammad to assemble his composure, who was in excessive ache as he reeled — worrying explaining to the above-mentioned physician that he couldn’t “see something” from his left eye when questioned if he was experiencing double-vision — leading to Dean’s choice to wave off the struggle, declaring the bout a ‘No Contest’.

Instantly distancing himself from a possible re-run with Muhammad, Edwards surprisingly claimed that the outcome now meant “9 in a row” for him, and echoed prior calls all through 2020 for a shot at welterweight champion, one-time foe, Kamaru Usman’s throne.

Talking with UFC colour-commentator, Joe Rogan on a latest episode of the Joe Rogan Expertise — Edwards claimed that whereas Muhammad is a sturdy fighter if he was pitted with him ten instances, he’d prevail every time.

He’s (Belal Muhammad) sturdy, he’s very sturdy,” Edwards stated. “Once I caught him with a head-kick within the first spherical — I kinda rushed my work a little bit bit, I kinda went wild and began swinging for him. However I ought to’ve picked my photographs a little bit bit higher. However he’s powerful, he’s sturdy, however he doesn’t beat me. Any given day, I imagine, if we struggle ten instances I beat him ten instances, that’s simply it.

He was a late step-in, Khamzat (Chimaev) stepped out, and I believe he ought to work his method again up. After which hopefully we are able to meet someplace down the road, however for now, I’m searching for the title shot, I’m seeking to turn out to be a world champion.

Regardless of requires a shot at welterweight gold in his subsequent outing, the promotion has already booked an undisputed championship rematch between the above talked about, Usman and BMF champion, Edwards’ rival, Jorge Masvidal to take predominant occasion honours at UFC 261 in Jacksonville, Florida on April 24. 

While initially refusing to do “charity” for Edwards by accepting a short-notice matchup with him for final weekend, former interim champion, Colby Covington has claimed {that a} matchup between the 2 may be attainable sooner or later if the UFC compensate him sufficiently. 

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