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Belal Muhammad calls Leon Edwards ‘tender’ following UFC Vegas 21 eye poke.
The UFC Vegas 21 headlining bout between Leon Edwards and Belal Muhammad ended rapidly after Edwards poked Muhammad within the eye within the first seconds of the second spherical. Muhammad was significantly injured as blood poured out of a minimize and he lay sobbing on the canvas. Now, lower than 24 hours after the bout Muhammad has reacted to Edwards calling for a title shot, regardless of not incomes a victory.
“By no means noticed somebody act so robust after poking somebody within the eye the combat was simply getting [going] and if [you’re] glad to finish it on that word your tender you ain’t getting a title combat off that I took the combat on three-week discover and got here to combat run it again.”
Leon Edwards thinks he deserves the following title shot
Edwards doesn’t really feel that manner and needs a direct title shot.
“I imagine a title shot needs to be subsequent,’ Edwards stated through the post-fight interview. “‘I’ve rebuilt myself again up since final competing towards (Kamaru) Usman. I used to be on an eight-fight profitable streak.”
Muhammad took to Twitter to share his ideas in regards to the damage, together with a photograph of the harm.
“My coronary heart is shattered my first most important occasion ended like that however Gods the perfect of planners,” he wrote. “I’ m sorry to the followers and the UFC you deserved a full combat. Alhamdillah the imaginative and prescient is coming again and no everlasting harm to the attention I’ll be again and need to run it again.”
It looks like a no brainer that the UFC would run the bout again, seeing because it didn’t even go previous the second spherical and loads can occur in a five-round combat.