Wonderboy: I deserve title shot greater than Leon Edwards » MixedMartialArts.com


Leon Edwards is on an eight-fight win streak, however hadn’t fought in almost two years when he returned vs. Belal Muhammad in the primary occasion of UFC Vegas 21 on Saturday. Sadly, the occasion ended with a No Contest, on account of an unintentional eye poke.

Publish-fight, Edwards argued not for a direct rematch, however for consideration for a title shot vs. division champion Kamaru Usman. On his “What’s Up All people?!” podcast, Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson was not impressed.

“With the attention poke, there’s just one factor to do and that’s to run it again,” argued Thompson. “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.”

“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.”

The subsequent title shot possible goes to Jorge Masvidal, possibly after a season on The Final Fighter as opposing coaches. And Thompson being the NMF of the UFC, he was stuffed with compliments.

“He appeared actually crisp, he appeared actually sharp, he appeared quick,” stated Thompson. “That’s the perfect form I’ve seen Edwards in. … He was trying shredded. His preventing abilities, he had nice timing, he appeared very calm. He had Belal backing up, so I had him successful the combat up till the purpose the place he poked him within the eye and he couldn’t proceed. However something can occur. Belal was saying he was simply getting warmed up.”

What do you assume UG, who ought to get the following title shot at Usman?

h/t Farah Hannoun for MMA Junkie

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