Gilbert Burns thinks Leon Edwards can beat Kamaru Usman

UFC welterweight fighter Gilbert Burns has chosen Leon Edwards to dethrone welterweight champion Kamaru Usman

Even though the UFC welterweight division remains the most exciting division in the UFC today, the champion Kamaru Usman sits comfortably at the top after wiping out all the competition presented in front of him. New young prospects are making their way to the top, while Usman has been sidelined for some time with a hand injury.

Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards (credits: Bloody Elbow)

It was confirmed by UFC President Dana White at UFC London that Leon Edwards is next for the title, and it’s only a matter of time before dates are set. finalized upon Usman’s return.

Kamaru Usman has undergone successful surgery and is working hard to return to full action as soon as possible. While some believe that Leon poses almost no threat, others somehow recognized his well-rounded game. Edwards is also a big southpaw who switches stances effortlessly which will come in handy against Usman.

Brazilian welterweight fighter Gilbert Burns who has faced Usman before, weighed in on the idea of ​​this fight saying Edwards has the best chance of beating Usman.

“I tell you right now, Leon Edwards is very underrated,” Burns told Food Truck Diaries (h/t MMA Junkie). “This guy is very good. Think about it: a striker, long and lefty. It’s already difficult, and this guy has a great team.

“I know Kamaru pretty well, but this fight is going to be close,” he continued. “This fight is going to be close, and I think if you have those three guys, me in my opinion, Colby [Covington]Khamzat [Chimaev]and Leon, Leon has the best chance of beating Usman.

“Very long. Those other guys are wrestlers. They can punch, don’t get me wrong. Both guys (Covington and Chimaev) can punch, but they’re wrestlers. This guy (Edwards) is a striker.

“I think out of those three guys, Leon has a better chance of beating Kamaru, and I think this fight is going to be close,” he concluded. “Kamaru is very smart. He went there several times. I think he’s going to take the fight very seriously, but if he doesn’t, it’s a mistake. It’s a rematch, now fighting for the title. This guy was waiting for the opportunity.

‘Sounds good to me’ – Jorge Masvidal responds to Gilbert Burns’ Twitter call

Brazilian welterweight Gilbert Burns capitalized on the momentum he gained in his epic slugfest against fellow title contender Khamzat Chimaev. Although Burns lost the fight by decision, he still won the hearts of all the fans, who saw another side of him throughout the fight week.

He’s used that impulse and that incentive to call out the biggest names in the game, now that he’s in that position and in that conversation. He called out Nate Diaz and BMF champ Jorge Masvidal, likely chasing a blockbuster fight and a huge payday.

He posted a picture of them on Twitter with the caption,‘@GamebredFighter

Masvidal, who has been on a losing streak and a downward spiral, would benefit greatly from victory over top-tier competition, while the issues outside the octagon continue to escalate and boil for him. He responded to the tweet saying, ‘It suits me well. Let’s see’

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