Edwards Demands Title Shot Over Colby
The UFC’s welterweight division is the deepest in the organization, yet it has been nearly impossible for the Endeavor owned group to organize top-level title fights.
With the exception of Kamaru Usman’s win over Tyron Woodley earlier this year, the welterweight division’s #1 contender spot has been in a state of flux, especially due to the events that unfolded leading to Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal battling for the “BMF” belt on November 2nd at UFC 244.
That main event spot was reserved for Usman’s first defense against former interim champion Colby Covington but ended up not happening for a myriad of reasons depending on who you talk to.
Now with Covington speaking out on the “hostage negotiations” and unfair negotiation tactics of his employers, Usman may be left without an opponent for a return, but don’t tell Leon Edwards that.
“It feels like the whole division is on standby, but I am ready to go. I am pushing for the Usman fight, I feel like I deserve that fight. So that is where I’m at. I know the Colby fight is not happening, so I am ready to go in December,” said Edwards on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show.
“I don’t understand what they’re doing, waiting for Colby for whatever reason. I more than deserve a shot over Colby. All he does is talk madness, and that’s it. I’ve earned my title shot. Especially against Kamaru Usman, the last person to beat me (in 2015). So I need to run that one back.”
Report: MMA Mania