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Leon Edwards would like combating for middleweight title over Islam Makhachev bout

Leon Edwards says he’d want combating for the middleweight title versus squaring off with Islam Makhachev.

Makhachev has just lately expressed curiosity in transferring up to welterweight to problem Edwards for the welterweight title to try to grow to be a champ-champ. Nevertheless, if Edwards will get previous Belal Muhammad in the principle occasion of UFC 304, he says he’d quite transfer as much as middleweight to try to grow to be a champ-champ.

“For certain, for certain. I really feel like we’ve each received work to do inside our division. I really feel Islam simply fought his very first light-weight (Poirier). He fought Volk, however that is his very first light-weight he’s fought throughout the division,” Edwards stated to talkSport. “He’s on a three-defense streak. After I beat Belal, that shall be my third, as properly, so we’re each on comparable paths. I can see that occuring sooner or later. Additionally, I want to transfer up, as properly, and problem for the middleweight belt hopefully. I really feel like I’d have the dimensions for it and the ability for it, so why not chase greatness?”

Why Leon Edwards desires to struggle for the middleweight title and attempt to grow to be a champ-champ is as a result of the Brit says he desires to be remembered as probably the greatest of all time. He additionally desires to be atop the pound-for-pound rankings, which he believes profitable the middleweight title would safe.

“That’s my purpose. Clearly my first purpose was to attain this (UFC title), and now I’ve received it. I’ve received to make one other purpose, what’s going to get me up within the morning to go on the market and obtain what I’m making an attempt to attain – the numbers, the cash, the pound-for-pound rankings,” Edwards added.

Nevertheless, earlier than Leon Edwards may even get a crack on the middleweight belt, he might want to beat Belal Muhammad in the principle occasion of UFC 304 on July 27.


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