Wittman Says Edwards Presents A New Challenge For Usman

Wittman Says Edwards Presents A New Challenge For Usman

Trevor Wittman, the mentor of Kamaru Usman, accepts assuming Usman were to rematch Leon Edwards the battle would introduce new difficulties for him.

Usman and Edwards retaliated in December of 2015 where he beat Edwards by choice and since that battle, neither of them has lost. Usman is right now riding a 19-battle series of wins while the Brit is 9-0 and one No Contest since the misfortune to the current champ.

In spite of the fact that Usman has said he needs to battle new individuals, it's possible he will confront Edwards next break. It's a charming matchup and for Wittman, he accepts the Brit represents some new difficulties for Usman. In any case, Wittman is sure they would have the option to get the success indeed.

“I think (we want) a new challenge,” Wittman told MMA Junkie on what he wants next for Usman. “Leon is a new challenge to me. That was so long ago, and I wasn’t his coach. I just want the best. As a coach, you want the best challenges. We want to go out there and make sure that we’re not hesitating and making different decisions and then seeing if we can change game plans up in fights. That’s a cool thing, too, fighting differently than you did the first time when you fought him. So that’s always a cool challenge for me as a coach. I’m open to anything. At this level, we want the best. That’s it.”

Leon Edwards vs Kamaru Usman

Kamaru Usman is coming off a decision victory over Colby Covington at UFC 268 to defend his welterweight title for the fifth time. Prior to that, he scored a KO win over Jorge Masvidal and TKO’d Gilbert Burns at UFC 258 to go 3-0 in 2021.

Leon Edwards, meanwhile, fought twice in 2021 and is coming off a five-round decision win over Nate Diaz back in June. In March, he fought Belal Muhammad to a No Contest due to an eye poke.