Leon Edwards knows that Kamaru Usman is a great fighter, But he thinks his new love for hitting will be his downfall.
Usman has fallen in love with knockouts
Usman made his way into the welterweight division with his dominant fight that gave him a title shot and earned him the title. However, he changed gymnasiums to train with Trevor Wittman and since then began to rely more on his punches and achieved a KO victory over Jorge Masvidal. However, according to Edwards, he believes it will be the downfall of Usman’s reign at the top.
“Yes, sure. His punches (from Kamaru Usman) are getting better, you know. I think he’s probably fallen in love with his hands now, you know. Like I said, go out and push Jorge Masvidal, Colby Covington and Gilbert Burns away, he’s probably fallen in love with his hands. But I think that will be his downfall. He’s going to fall so in love with his hit, but that will be his downfall, in the end, you know «.
Edwards is certainly right, as we’ve seen several dominant fighters fall in love with his hands like Ronda Rousey. However, Usman’s punch looks better and better with every fight and he can hit the best of them.
Leon Edwards, meanwhile, will return to the Octagon at UFC 263 against Nate Diaz. If you win and do it in an impressive way, he’ll probably get a title shot and have a rematch against Usman. They first met in 2015 with Usman winning by decision and since then the Englishman has wanted to get that fight back.
On the cusp of a rematch for the welterweight title of UFC against the kingpin of the ruling division, Kamaru Usman, # 3-ranked welterweight challenger Leon Edwards believes his old foes, new competition with his punching ability will ultimately result in his downfall, despite the recent success Auchi has had with his hands in particular.
Unbeaten in his last nine walks in the Octagon, Birmingham native Edwards returns to the Octagon this weekend at UFC 263 in Glendale, Arizona., and faces Stockton favorite Nate Diaz in a non-title five-round fight at the Gila River Arena. And by consensus, a win over veteran Diaz this weekend in the ‘Copper State’ would set Edwards up for a replay of the long overdue title against Usman.
While Edwards must surpass the returning Diaz to earn his first title shot under the UFC banner, Whether he will challenge for loot against Usman next is uncertain, given that UFC president Dana White confirmed last week that former interim welterweight champion, # 1 ranked contender Colby Covington would receive a rematch. with Usman below.
Now under the tutelage of Trevor Wittman at ONX Labs in Colorado, Usman, a fighter and fighter as naturally gifted and technically competent at 170 pounds as you are likely to find in the UFC, has really started to toughen up his overall punch, evident in knockout wins over Gilbert Burns in February, and an end to a particularly devastating blow on two-time foe Masvidal in April at UFC 261 to successfully present his fourth successful defense of the welterweight title since assuming the throne at March 2019.