As the highly anticipated UFC 286 approaches, former welterweight champion Kamaru Usman is oozing with confidence as he prepares to take on his rival, Leon Edwards, in the main event.
Usman, who dominated the 170-pound division with five successful title defenses, is determined to avenge his loss to Edwards and prove himself as the best MMA fighter at 170 pounds.
In a recent interview with Sky Sports, Usman brushed off Edwards’ claims of superiority, stating that no supporter, commentator, or fighter would agree with him. As the two top welterweights get ready to wrap up their trilogy, the stage is set for an explosive showdown on March 18 in London, UK.
Usman’s remarkable record and impressive performances speak for themselves, with wins over notable opponents like Tyron Woodley, Colby Covington, Gilbert Burns, and Jorge Masvidal. While Edwards may have scored a stunning victory over Usman in their last bout, the former champion is determined to show the world that it was a fluke and that he is the undisputed king of the welterweight division.
As the countdown to UFC 286 continues, fight fans across America are eagerly anticipating this thrilling matchup between two of the best welterweights in the world. With Usman’s unparalleled skills and Edwards’ impressive form, this is one fight that promises to be a true spectacle for MMA enthusiasts everywhere.
“He’s said a couple things, and I’ll deal with them March 18,” Usman said. “You (Edwards) have to be a realist. You have to be real with yourself. You can’t lie to your heart… I don’t think there’s anybody in the world he could say that (I’m inferior to him) to. I don’t think there’s anybody he could say that to, not even himself.”
“Him and I know. At the end of the day, he’s the champion, and I give that to him… But him and I know. When I get in there and I fight these guys, I’m not fighting their skills. I can fight guys with better boxing than me… better kickboxing… better wrestling credentials. It doesn’t matter, it’s how you mix it up… It’s called mixed martial arts,” Usman continued. “I don’t think there’s anybody in the world that agrees that he’s a better mixed martial artist than I am.”
The highly-anticipated UFC 286 is just around the corner, and both Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards are gearing up to put their confidence to the test in front of a rowdy English crowd. Usman, who is 35 years old, is determined to reclaim his welterweight throne in London, despite the doubts of some of his peers, including rising star Jack Della Maddalena.
With the stakes higher than ever, this fight promises to be an explosive clash of titans that will have fans on the edge of their seats. Usman’s impressive record speaks for itself, with five successful title defenses and wins over some of the biggest names in MMA. But Edwards is no slouch, having defeated Usman in their last matchup with a stunning head kick in the fourth round.
As the two top welterweights in the world prepare to face off once again, the pressure is on to prove themselves as the superior fighter.