Newly crowned UFC welterweight champion Leon Edwards feels his title-winning performance at UFC 278 was one of his “worst performances.”
Edwards faces then-champ Kamaru Usman in the UFC 278 Main Event. He won the first round on all three judges’ scorecards, but Usman clearly took the next three quarters. Going into the final innings, Usman was at ease on the scorecard. That all changed with a minute left in the fight.
Edwards threw a bait, followed by a head kick that landed right on Usman’s chin. Usman limped into the canvas. Edwards scored a knockout. He was happy with the result, but not so happy with his overall performance.
“I know it’s going to be an uphill battle. I’ve been talking about it all week. He’s good, but I believe I’m the better person, even though that was my worst One of the performances,” Edward said in his post-match news conference. “That’s it. I got a clean finish.
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Edwards is expected to have to face Usman for a third time, either in his next game or after Sometime. UFC President Dana White said earlier in the press conference: “Why don’t you rematch”.
Off the assembly line. Whether it’s the next fight or the next fight , we’re all going to have a rematch,” Edwards said. “Even on my worst night, I beat pound by pound.”
“That’s the best he has to offer. That’s the best I have to offer. Terrible result, but I still finished the game,” Edwards continued. “That was his best performance. That was the best he had to offer, that was the worst that I had to offer, so if we do have a rematch, it’s going to be a whole different story.”