Leon Edwards is clear at the press conference: It's coming home, it's coming home

"Now here we are, March 18 I come back as champion"

by Sead Dedovic
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Leon Edwards is clear at the press conference: It's coming home, it's coming home

Leon Edwards will try to defend his title on Saturday against Kamaru Usman. During the press conference, Edwards was optimistic and asked for everyone's support, especially since he will have the opportunity to defend the title on home soil.

“London, what’s up! Let’s go!,” Edwards said during the press conference, as quoted by mmajunkieusatoday.com “I’m honored to be here. It’s been a long time coming. I worked hard to get here and Saturday night, I’m going to make them proud, for sure”.

Leon Edwards and his rematch

Edwards has been through a lot in his career. He had to deal with doubts from everyone. It was just his motivation to become even better. In the previous match, he surprised everyone, and this time he wants to continue the same.

“It’s coming home, it’s coming home. It’s going to mean the world. Like you said, it’s been a long time. This is my fourth time I think in front of The O2. I was meant to headline here against Tyron Woodley, and it got pushed back because of COVID.

Now here we are, March 18 I come back as champion. And still. It’s going to be an amazing experience, it means the world to me. The road I traveled to get here, it was hard, it was tough. No one gave me a chance, everyone counted me out.

I built character, and it’s going to be good”. He is also aware that his opponent has worked hard, but he believes in himself and victory. “Saturday night I’m going out there to show off, show out. I truly believe that this is my time and Saturday night you will feel that.

My last fight, even though altitude played a big part of it, I know he’s improved, I’m not deluded. I truly believe I am better. I just can’t see him coming to the U.K. and taking that belt back home. So let’s go! Let’s go!”

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