Supervisor shuts down Usman harm rumors: ‘Kamaru is preventing Leon [Edwards] subsequent’

Supervisor shuts down Usman harm rumors: ‘Kamaru is preventing Leon [Edwards] subsequent’

Kamaru Usman might be preventing Leon Edwards in any case.

That’s based on his supervisor, Ali Abdelaziz, who took to Twitter final week to shut down rumors that Usman had suffered a hand harm and can be unable to struggle.

“Please sufficient with the rumors, Kamaru is preventing León subsequent, he’s good to go. We bringing this belt again to the place it belongs,” Abdelaziz, who manages Usman at Dominance MMA, wrote.

Please sufficient with the rumors, Kamaru is preventing León subsequent, he’s good to go. We bringing this belt again to the place it belongs.

— Ali Abdelaziz (@AliAbdelaziz00) January 5, 2023

Usman and Edwards aren’t any strangers to one another, having confronted off earlier than at UFC on FOX 17 and most lately at UFC 278.

The primary time they met, Usman got here out on high, taking dwelling a unanimous determination win. However their second showdown at UFC 278 resulted in a surprising upset, with Edwards delivering a last-minute knockout that flipped the MMA world on its head.

Now, the 2 will meet once more in an eagerly anticipated trilogy bout, the place Usman might be seeking to avenge his defeat and reclaim the welterweight title. The matchup is anticipated to happen at UFC 286, scheduled for March 18 at The O2 in London.

Observe, nevertheless, that the bout hasn’t been made official, with Edwards teasing a grudge match with Jorge Masvidal as his first title protection.

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