‘Bit*hing and Making Excuses’- Leon Edwards Responds to Kamaru Usman’s Comments After UFC 263

Published 06/13/2021, 8:33 AM EDT
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – JULY 20: Leon Edwards of Jamaica is interviewed after defeating Rafael Dos Anjos of Brazil by unanimous decision in their welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at AT&T Center on July 20, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


The UFC 263 fight between Leon Edwards and Nate Diaz ended in a victory for ‘Rocky’ Edwards. This was Edwards’s ninth victory in his last 10 fights, with 1 being a no contest. After winning this fight, ‘Rocky’ must have believed that his chances of challenging for the title would have skyrocketed.

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However, according to the welterweight champion Kamaru Usman that is not the case. After Edwards won his fight against Diaz, Usman said, “That don’t help you, I guess no one deserves it.”

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This clearly did not sit well with Edwards as he believes there is no one more deserving of a title shot than him.

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Edwards said, “All these guys make excuses, you know. They know I’m the man for the title shot; you know. But they all bit*hing and making excuses and saying he doesn’t deserve it. “

“Then who fu**ing does. Colby doesn’t deserve it. Woodley gets injured and now he (Colby) gets a title shot. I didn’t bit*h, I didn’t moan. I took my loss on the chin. And worked my way back up to a 9 fight win streak. Who else fu**ing deserves it, you know.”

Does Leon Edwards deserve a title shot against Kamaru Usman?

With a 10 UFC fight unbeaten streak, Edwards would have certainly thought that he would soon get a title shot. However, that does not seem to be the case. Many including Usman believe that although Edwards won today, his performance was not worthy of that of a title challenger.

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Meanwhile, Colby Covington is being seen by many as the next opponent for Usman. And even Dana White had talked about how Covington deserves a title shot. This means that ‘Rocky’ will have to wait before he can challenge for the title.

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Although there are some who don’t see Edwards as a title contender just yet, there are many who believe that the fighter deserves to get a title shot. Whatever the manner of Edward’s victory is, the fact is that the fighter has won fights and that warrants a chance at gold.

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What do you think? Does Edwards deserve a title shot? If not, who do you think he should fight instead?

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Paras Pande

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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