Kamaru Usman believes he’ll have the crowd advantage over Leon Edwards if their proposed trilogy bout occurs in the U.K.
Edwards, born in Jamaica, immigrated to the U.K. when he was four years oldbecoming the next British fighter to win a UFC title after Michael Bisping. He knocked out Usman with significantly less than one minute on the clock within their welterweight title fight at UFC 278, marking one of the biggest comebacks in UFC history, a genuine Rocky moment.
However Usman is confident of his chances in the rematch and believes he’ll be represented well in the U.K., much better than Edwards, because of his Nigerian heritage.
Now youre within their country, which honestly, I believe imma have significantly more fans his country than he’ll, Usman told UFC color commentator Joe Rogan in a recently available interview (h/t MMA News). Thats no knock on Leon. I love Leon; I must say i do. 1 / 2 of England is Africa. Theres plenty of Nigerians in England, lots of Nigerians. He knows theres lots of Nigerians and Jamaicans. But I believe I am well represented in England.
Edwards vs. Usman III is likely to happen next year, even though matchup has yet to be confirmed by the UFC.