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Leon Edwards Warns Nate Diaz About Underestimating Him

Leon Edwards doesn't think that Nate Diaz should be overlooking his fighting ability prior to their matchup. Leon Edwards is matchup up with Nate Diaz for a historic five-round non-title co-main event at UFC 262. This is a huge opportunity for Edwards who has had a slow couple of...

Leon Edwards vs. Nate Diaz Booked For 5-Round UFC 262 Co-Main Event

Leon Edwards and Nate Diaz are prepared to make history on May 15 when they take part in the first-ever five-round co-main event in the UFC. According to an ESPN report released late Tuesday night, Leon Edwards vs. Nate Diaz has been booked to serve as the co-main event of...

Stephen Thompson To Edwards After UFC Vegas 21: “Come On, Man”

Stephen Thompson is not a fan of the way Leon Edwards has handled himself in the aftermath of last Saturday's UFC Vegas 21 event. UFC Vegas 21 did not have a conclusion that anyone saw coming, including Belal Muhammad, who was blinded by a vicious (albeit unintentional) eye poke from...

Leon Edwards Wants Colby Covington Next With Title Shot Off The Table

Leon Edwards is hoping to fight Colby Covington next time out. In the main event of UFC Vegas 21 last Saturday, Edwards made his long-awaited return to the Octagon to face short notice replacement, Belal Muhammad. In the first round, the Englishman had a ton of success and landed a...

Daniel Cormier Gives Insight On Possibility Of Redisgnging UFC Gloves

In the wake of UFC Vegas 21, the recurrence of eye pokes seemed to be the theme of the week, and Daniel Cormier understands that the issue is trickier to solve than it seems, even if the UFC redesigns their current gloves. In the main event last Saturday, Belal...

Belal Muhammad Warned Ref About Edwards’ Fingers Before Fight

Even though it would appear no permanent damage was done to Belal Muhammad's eye following an illegal strike from Leon Edwards at UFC Vegas 21, the welterweight claims he specifically warned the referee Herb Dean of the tendency before the fight started. Ruled a no-contest, the bout between Muhammad and...

UFC Vegas 21 Medical Suspensions: How Long Is Muhammad Out?

The UFC Vegas 21 medical suspensions have been released. At UFC Vegas 21, Belal Muhammad was the victim of a vicious eye poke from Leon Edwards that saw the main event end in a no-contest. It was clear from both the audio of Muhammad’s groans as well as the visual...

Stephen Thompson Makes His Case For Title Shot Over Leon Edwards

Stephen Thompson believes he deserves a title shot more than Leon Edwards. At UFC Vegas 21, Edwards made his return to the Octagon against Belal Muhammad who stepped up on short notice. Early on in the fight, Edwards had success but in the second round, he poked Muhammad in the...

Matchmaking The Top Of UFC’s Welterweight Division After UFC Vegas 21

In the main event of UFC Vegas 21, Leon Edwards was making his return against Belal Muhammad. The hope was the fight would add some clarity to the top of the crowded welterweight division, but that is far from the case. Early on in the fight, Edwards was having a...

Jamahal Hill Foreshadowed Leon Edwards’ Fight-Ending Eye Poke During Fight

It would appear light heavyweight standout Jamahal Hill foresaw issues in the main event at UFC Vegas 21. The event topped by Belal Muhammad and Leon Edwards dominated headlines as fans were unsure if the Englishman could perform to his abilities after a nasty bout with COVID-19. While much...

Covington Gives Uncensored, NSFW Details On Recent Fight Negotiations

Colby Covington is not known to have a filter when placed in front of a camera, and he certainly continued to live up to that reputation and then some when discussing some details behind his recent fight negotiations. Last Saturday at UFC Vegas 21, Leon Edwards took on Belal Muhammad...

Belal Muhammad Blasts Edwards For Rematch Snub & Title Shot Request

Belal Muhammad isn’t having any part of Leon Edwards’ request for a title shot for his next fight after the lack of closure to the UFC Vegas 21 main event. UFC Vegas 21 featured a rare opportunity for Belal Muhammad. But instead of making spectators “Remember The Name,” they’ll only...

Belal Muhammad Releases Statement And Photo Following Eye Poke

Belal Muhammad has released a statement to fans following his UFC Vegas 21 no-contest due to an eye poke. The UFC Vegas 21 main event featuring Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad was ruled a no-contest when Edwards accidentally poked Muhammad in the eye during the second round. The main event...

Edwards Not Interested In Muhammad Rematch, Wants Title Shot Next

Leon Edwards feels that his next fight should be for the world championship and not a rematch against Belal Muhammad after UFC Vegas 21's disqualification conclusion. The controversy from UFC 259 certainly carried over into yesterday's UFC Vegas 21 event. Eryk Anders turned in his best Petr Yan impression with...

Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad Ends In No Contest At UFC Vegas 21

The MMA gods robbed fight fans of Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad. The two fighters met in a welterweight bout on Saturday night (March 13, 2021) at the UFC Vegas 21 event from Las Vegas, Nevada at the UFC Apex facility. The first round was a lot of fun as they...