‘I want Leon next’ - Lightweight champ Islam Makhachev calls for Edwards super-fight after UFC 286
UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev wants to pursue champ-champ status.
After Leon Edwards successfully defended the UFC welterweight championship against Kamaru Usman at UFC 286 this past Saturday, Makhachev set his sights on ‘Rocky’ for a potential fight towards the end of the year.
“I want Leon next,” tweeted Makhachev. “October in Abu Dhabi.”
It is no surprise to see Makhachev hinting at a switch in divisions, as the American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) product recently revealed it was his ‘dream’ …