Dana White Considering Leon Edwards Vs. Kamaru Usman Trilogy
According to UFC President Dana White, don’t count out seeing Leon Edwards vs Kamaru Usman for a third time.
That was one of the reactions from White following Edwards’ comeback knockout that crowned him as the new welterweight champion after Saturday’s main event at UFC 278.
White says that it is impossible not hold a trilogy. It is just a matter of time.
“How do you not do [a trilogy]?” White said at the UFC 278 post-fight press conference.
“We could go to England whenever the h-ll we want to now. We could go to England – we were selling out England before. Now you look at, do you do a bigger arena?”
“It’s how crazy this sport is,” he added.
“It’s what makes this sport the greatest sport in the world. That you can sit through four rounds and four minutes and that can happen in a fight. Anything’s possible in this sport. Every time we make a fight and it’s like ‘this is one-sided, lopsided’ — there are no lopsided, one-sided fights in this sport.”
Usman was on a 15 fight-winning streak and was the No. 1 ranked pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC. He was winning the bout 3-1 on the judges’ scorecard and the first four minutes of the fifth round too.
However, Edwards needed only one kick and landed it.
“You think of everything that was on the line for Usman tonight, and Usman fought with absolute and total confidence all night,” White said. “He fought the perfect fight. It might not be the most fan friendly style, but he was landing big shots to the body, big shots to the head, elbows. Couldn’t have fought a more perfect fight until the last minute.”