Conor McGregor and UFC welterweight champion Leon Edwards may soon square off in a highly anticipated match. Although no negotiations have yet occurred, the 31-year-old is doubtful if the Irishman is eager to meet him. In August, Edwards knocked out Kamaru Usman to capture the world title while putting him to sleep with a vicious head kick.
The Birmingham native is planning to visit the UK for the first time since 2019 and is fantasizing about fighting at Villa Park on his homecoming. He is currently engaged in an immediate rematch against Usman in an effort to solidify his status as the best fighter at 170 pounds.
In one of the UFC’s most entertaining divisions, Edwards might want to compete against fighters like Khamzat Chimaev and Jorge Masvidal. And when McGregor makes his return to the cage in 2023, he plans to move up from lightweight. McGregor, like Edwards, is a Paradigm Sports athlete.
Speaking Edwards yelled that he should defend his strap at the first opportunity because “anyone can grab it.”
“At the moment, I’m only focused on Usman, but they can all understand it,” he stated. “If that were to happen, it would be simple as Conor McGregor and I share management.
However, he hasn’t actually said anything about battling me right now. “I’ve faced off against Khamzat about four times; through Covid, he withdrew, I withdrew once, and he did it twice to three times. “After Usman, anyone can have it, so I don’t worry.”
Edwards also stated his intention to move up to middleweight and become the first UFC champion from Britain to hold titles in both weight classes. However, he insisted that because he is a personal friend of Israel Adesanya, the belt must first be exchanged.
When questioned about his desire to take the lead, he responded, “Yeah absolutely. “Izzy [Adesanya] currently has the belt. Israel and I are close friends, so I doubt it at the time. However, if not, then unquestionably, 100%.