UFC 286: Leon Edwards Fires Strong Warning to Nigerian Nightmare Kamaru Usman

UFC 286: Leon Edwards Fires Strong Warning to Nigerian Nightmare Kamaru Usman

Babajide Orevba
March 18, 2023 at 8:41 AM
  • Leon Edwards vs Kamaru Usman will go down on Saturday night at the famous O2 Arena in London
  • The Jamaican who defeated the ‘Nigerian Nightmare’ has boasted that he would retire his opponent
  • Usman won their first meeting in 2015, but Edwards pulled off a stunt to win their rematch last August

Ahead of Saturday night’s blockbuster trilogy against Kamaru Usman, UFC welterweight title holder Leon Edwards has boasted that he would retire the Nigerian Nightmare.

The pair are back in the ring as they will compete in UFC 286 and Edwards believes he would win for a second time.

The bout is the third between the pair and it was the Jamaican who won the previous one following a brutal last-minute kick, to claim the title.

Leon Edwards, Kamaru Usman, UFC 286
Leon Edwards vows to end Kamaru Usman's career. Photo: Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC
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Recall that it was Usman who won their first meeting in 2015 and now the O2 Arena in London will stage their trilogy bout.

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Speaking to the media, he said via talkSPORT:

“I think something is out of the door already and I’m going to add to that, just from his mentality and the way he’s moving.
“Whether he retires after or not, that’s up to him. I heard he flew a stylist over here, our mentalities are in two different places.
“I feel like he’s on his way out and I’m going to open that door, give him another path to follow his fashion dreams and whatever he wants to do.”

Justin Gaethje vs. Rafael Fiziev

Justin Gaethje will take on Rafael Fiziev at UFC 286 as well.

The No. 3 lightweight contender has received a performance bonus from the UFC in eight of his ten fights.

'The Highlight' looks to earn another bonus this coming Saturday when he squares off with the surging Rafael Fiziev.

Fiziev has won his last six fights to become the No. 6 contender in the lightweight division.

Usman unimpressed with Dricus du Plessis

Sports Brief earlier reported that Nigeria's Kamaru Usman is not happy with South African fighter, Dricus du Plessis' recent comments.

Du Plessis, an undefeated Middleweight in the UFC, recently talked about being from Africa and wanting to be an African champion.

Usman touched on the du Plessis' comments and advised him to be more careful with what he said and how he said it.

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