Usman believes he has extra fans in UK than Edwards

Usman believes he has extra fans in UK than Edwards

Kamaru Usman believes he might perhaps comprise the crowd income over Leon Edwards if their proposed trilogy bout takes jam within the U.K.

Edwards, born in Jamaica, immigrated to the U.K. when he became four years used—changing into the 2nd British fighter to derive a UFC title after Michael Bisping. He knocked out Usman with no longer up to a minute on the clock of their welterweight title strive in opposition to at UFC 278, marking one amongst the most life like comebacks in UFC historical past, a real ‘Rocky’ 2nd.

On the opposite hand Usman is confident of his probabilities within the rematch and believes he will likely be represented neatly within the U.K., greater than Edwards, this capacity that of his Nigerian heritage.

“Now you’re of their country, which if reality be told, I agree with imma comprise extra fans his country than he will,” Usman told UFC color commentator Joe Rogan in a up to date interview (h/t MMA News). “That’s no knock on Leon. I treasure Leon; I in actual fact originate. Half of of England is Africa. There’s a bunch of Nigerians in England, a bunch of Nigerians. He is aware of there’s a bunch of Nigerians and Jamaicans. Nonetheless I agree with I’m going to be neatly represented in England.”

Edwards vs. Usman III is anticipated to happen subsequent year, even though the matchup has yet to be confirmed by the UFC.