One title contender wants the winner of Kamaru Usman-Jorge Masvidal and that’s Leon Edwards.
Edwards was supposed to return to the Octagon at UFC London against Tyron Woodley. However, due to the coronavirus, the fight was called off as Edwards pulled out of the bout and the UFC had to cancel several events.
Usman makes his next defense of the welterweight title against Masvidal in the headliner of the UFC 251 pay-per-view event.
Kamaru Usman-Jorge Masvidal Title Clash
In a recent interview, Edwards explained he has unfinished business with both headliners.
“I’m just happy that the division (has) got some movement to it,” Edwards told MMA Junkie. “For a while, it’s been stagnant and nothing was happening, so it’s good to see them fighting. I got history with both men and I’d love to fight the winner.”
“We both lost opportunities to coronavirus,” Edwards explained. “For me, I couldn’t travel because of coronavirus and that’s the only reason (Burns) got to fight Woodley. Same as the title shot: I couldn’t travel because of coronavirus and they offered me a title shot, so we both lost opportunities to the same thing. So I can’t see why they would look over me when I’ve got the most wins in the division (compared) to the champion.”