Kamaru Usman took on Leon Edwards back in 2015 and the fight was a sure-fire classic. However, Edwards, who is one of the top ranked welterweight contenders in the sport has currently opened up about how, in his opinion, the fight wasn’t particularly a clean one.
The fight, which was also the last time Edwards lost, might have been a very competitive one – however in a recent interview with James English, Edwards stated that the result might have been slanted due to the fact the event took place in the hometown of Usman. Leon Edwards recently dropped this Nate Diaz ‘choking’ bombshell
Telling English, Edwards stated: “It went the distance, in his home town as well,” said Leon Edwards. “In his home town. But it’s all good. It’s always a lesson.”
Continuing he said: “I fought with a defensive mindset. I wasn’t thinking about what I needed to do, it was more just about what he’s going to do and do I let him do it. That’s not a good way to look at life or fighting.”
Leon Edwards’ last appearance in the UFC octagon was a victory via unanimous decision against Nate Diaz at UFC 264. Kamaru Usman most recently defeated Jorge Masvidal via knockout in the second round of their fight at UFC 261.
Credit to SportsKeeda for the above quotes.