“Tom Holland Meets Real Life Superhero” – Spiderman Star Takes Picture With Welterweight Champ Leon Edwards As Fans Clamor For His Next Fight

Published 03/22/2023, 4:26 AM EDT

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The trilogy fight between Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman brought a lot of celebrities to the O2 arena in London, including Tom Holland who plays Spiderman in the MCU. He wasn’t the only high-profile actor at the historic event, as Miles Teller and Jared Leto were also in attendance. Holland snapped a picture with Edwards post-fight, as the pair of Brits posed for a picture for Instagram. The welterweight champion captioned the post, “Spiderman pulled up to the o2 @tomhallond2013 glad you enjoyed the show #andstill” 

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Leon Edwards came off one of the biggest wins of his career in his home country in front of a passionate crowd. One of which appears to be fellow British icon Tom Holland. While Holland may possess more mainstream appeal, Edwards was the name on most fans’ lips at the O2 arena. The iconic rocky meets spiderman image was met with a range of responses from fans.

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One fan commented, “Tom Holland meets real life superhero” to remark that Leon Edwards may just be the closest thing to a real-life superhero. A nod to Rocky’s superhuman fighting ability. “

Colby Covington next on the agenda?

In the post-fight media scrum, Dana White confirmed that Edwards’s next challenger would be MMA’s biggest villain, Colby Covington. Moreover, the welterweight contender occupies second spot in the rankings and has only lost to Kamaru Usman. He has been inactive for over a year but poses the biggest immediate threat to the welterweight champ. Colby’s superb fight IQ should prove to be an excellent test for the Englishman early in his title reign.

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However, Edwards wasn’t too happy to find out that Covington was his next challenger, as he felt he hadn’t fought enough to earn a title shot. Rocky it would appear, was looking forward to a Masvidal matchup which could materialize should ‘Gamebred’ beat Gilbert Burns at UFC 287. Moreover, Edwards snubbing Covington’s attempt at challenging him for the title has left some fans frustrated with the champion.

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Prompting one fan to comment, “Stop ducking Colby,”

Another fan commented, “Champ running from Colby ain’t the way. That’s the fight WE THE FANS WHO PAY FOR THE TICKETS want to see. Colby is a tough mfer and if you beat him it increases your worth. Don’t be a b*tch.” 

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Nevertheless, a portion of the fanbase believes Edwards is avoiding a fight against Colby as champions normally don’t have grounds to avoid the challenger in the division. A matchup with the master trash-talker seems to be on the cards, with Edwards possibly having to develop his ‘Spidey’ sense to match Covington’s high-level wrestling. How do you think Covington matches up against the real-life superhero Leon Edwards? Let us know in the comments.

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