UFC champion Leon Edwards welcomes Conor McGregor title protection: 'That should occur'

by Christina S. Brown
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UFC welterweight champion Leon Edwards thinks a title battle towards Conor McGregor can be large.

Edwards (21-3 MMA, 13-2 UFC) runs issues again with Belal Muhammad (23-3 MMA, 14-3 UFC) within the UFC 304 headliner July 27 in Manchester, England.

Former dual-champion McGregor (22-6 MMA, 10-4 UFC) returns in a welterweight bout towards Michael Chandler (23-8 MMA, 2-3 UFC) within the UFC 303 essential occasion June 29 in Las Vegas.

If each are victorious, Edwards would like to arrange a mega battle with “The Infamous” in direction of the top of the yr.

“That may be good – 100%. Why not?” Edwards stated about preventing McGregor on The MMA Hour. “Let’s give him the chance to change into a three-division world champion, give me the chance to take out a man like Conor McGregor. New York? That may be excellent.

“That’s the battle. He goes on the market and takes out Michael, I take out ‘No One Remembers His Identify,’ and we’ll go from there. We’ll go to New York, MSG. Let’s go. That’s the battle, I really feel. You already know, two of us have enterprise to handle. That’s the battle that should occur. It ought to occur.”

Edwards thinks McGregor might be an excessive amount of for Chandler.

“I believe he beats him,” Edwards stated. “For those who watch them stylistically, I really feel like Conor is a really sharp shooter, like counter shooter, and Chandler performs off his aggression. He likes to entertain the group, attempt to scrap. He’s too small, as effectively. It’s going to be a very good battle, however I’m favoring Conor.”

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