The MMA world is still buzzing after Leon Edwards’ recent win over Kamaru Usman. While many names are being thrown around as possible contenders, a tweet from Islam Makhachev has caught everyone’s attention.
Makhachev’s challenge to Edwards is a bold move from the Dagestan native. A bou against Edwards would be a chance for Makhachev to prove that he’s not just a dominant force in the lightweight division.
He would have the opportunity to test his skills against one of the best welterweights in the world. Edwards is known for his striking and takedown defense, so Makhachev’s grappling skills will be put to the test.
For Makhachev, a bout against Edwards could be a chance to prove that he’s not just a dominant force in the lightweight division. The Dagestan native has been steamrolling his way through the 155-pound weight class, but there have been whispers that he could eventually move up to welterweight to test his skills against bigger opponents.
He addressed those rumors when he arrived to Dagestan following UFC 284:
But Dana White shot down those rumors at the presser telling media: “Colby (Covington) is next.”
White looked pensive and torn for a sec there.
Since 2014, Benny A. King has been fully immersed in the world of combat sports. Starting with a blog about Greco Roman wrestling, Benny’s passion for combat sports has led him to explore various disciplines.