Leon Edwards’ primary occasion bout towards Belal Muhammad was known as a no-decision within the second spherical.
Leon Edwards, the No. 3 ranked welterweight within the UFC, seemed to increase his successful streak to 9 after almost 600 days away from the Octagon when he confronted off towards No. 13 ranked Belal Muhammad. However on account of an errant eye poke initially of the second spherical, his comeback was marred with a no-decision outcome.
Following the battle, Edwards sat down with members of the media to debate the controversy and what he feels comes subsequent for him within the welterweight division.
“Heartbreaking, devastated,” Edwards mentioned. “It’s been a protracted lengthy highway to come back again and to come back again to that’s fairly upsetting.”
Edwards additionally mentioned that he didn’t assume that the attention poke can be sufficient to finish the battle at first till Muhammad began crying from the ache.
“Not initially, however as soon as he began crying I used to be like, ‘shit, it should be dangerous’,” he mentioned. “Earlier than if you see all the attention pokes in MMA it takes 5 minutes restoration after which they’re able to battle once more. I’ll simply get again into the stream of it. I felt nice on the market, everybody was speaking about ring rust and it’s been 600 days and I felt good. I hit him within the first spherical, and going into the second spherical I used to be simply getting to indicate extra and it’s only a unhappy factor actually.”
Even with the unlucky method that the battle went for Edwards he believes that what comes subsequent for him is a welterweight title shot.
“I consider a title shot needs to be subsequent. I’ve rebuilt myself again up since competing towards Usman and I’ve received an eight-fight win streak and this may have been 9.”