Leon Edwards is ambitious about the future; he aspires to be a double champion. However, he is not in a hurry to accomplish this feat. Edwards wants his name to be remembered; he believes he is currently in his prime, and whenever he gets an opportunity to make a jump to the middleweight division he will happily do it.
On the flip side, his opponent, Colby Covington, is slightly more ambitious as he looks forward to being a triple champion. Both fighters want to fight Sean Strickland in the near future, and a win in a few hours will get them one step closer to achieving this goal.
Leon Edwards on fighting in the middleweight division
Recently, Leon Edwards shared his thoughts on making a jump to the middleweight division. He said the following: “It’s not an immediate goal,” Edwards said, as quoted by mmafighting.com. “I’ve got goals in my life.
One of them is being the best welterweight of all time. I want to beat [Georges St-Pierre’s] record. I’ve got him down as the GOAT. I have to stick around welterweight to do that. I would also like to move up and be great, Why not go out there and chase double champ status and be written in the history books.
Who doesn’t want to do that? So that’s definitely one of my goals down the line but I am focused on Colby, focused on the welterweights. Dominating the division. If an opportunity comes up, I’m willing to take it whenever”.
Leon Edwards reveals when he would like to retire
““I feel like I’m in the prime of my career, prime of my life, I’m 12 fights in a row now, I haven’t lost in eight years, almost nine years.
I’m going for a second title defense. I’m only 32 years old. So I feel like that’s definitely doable. That’s my goal. From now on to get to 10 [title defenses], get the middleweight strap and then I’m out”.