UFC Welterweight contender Leon Edwards recently spoke toÂ ESPN. The British fighter discussed a number of topics during the interview, including his upcoming 5 round co-main event against Nate Diaz at UFC 262 on May 15.
‘Everyone says it benefits Nate [the five round format] because when he fought Masvidal, and he was getting battered for three rounds, (everyone said that) rounds four and five were where he was starting to turn on” Edwards began. “We’ll see,’
“If that’s his game plan then it’s going to be a long first three rounds. Let’s say I go out there and batter him from pillar to post for three rounds, you only got two rounds to win” Leon Edwards continued.
Leon Edwards vs Nate Diaz
“Let’s say he does win the two rounds, which he won’t, but let’s say he does win it, I still won the fight,’ Edwards added. ‘I’ve never been stopped, never been submitted, never been knocked out, so I don’t understand what difference it will make.”
“You can go to a decision and I’ll probably win a decision” Leon Edwards concluded. “So I’m coming into there to hurt him, I’m coming in there to put him away, I’m coming in there to prove that I’m levels above these guys. I truly believe that. Every time I fight I believe I’m levels above these guys.’
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