If Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman end up fighting four times, Daniel Cormier wouldn’t be shocked.
In the main event of UFC 286 this past Saturday at The O2 in London, Edwards (21-3 MMA, 13-2 UFC) defeated Usman (20-3 MMA, 15-2 UFC) by majority decision to complete their trilogy, retaining his welterweight title despite being docked a point.
Yet, Cormier believes that Usman and Edwards are in the lead because the former champion previously dominated the category by defeating Colby Covington, Gilbert Burns, and Jorge Masvidal. Usman believes they won’t ever square off against one other again, but Edwards disagrees.
“I don’t know if this is the end,” Cormier said in a recent YouTube video.
“I feel like this is one of those situations where we may get a fourth fight between two athletes. We saw it with Moreno and Figueiredo, and I’m not sure we don’t see it again with these two because they are that much better than the rest of the division.”
“Leon Edwards has a ton of people. Leon Edwards has the world at his fingertips,” Cormier included.
“He’s got so many options: Colby Covington, Jorge Masvidal, Belal Muhammad, Gilbert Burns. He is a refreshing addition to the top of the division. We saw a changing of the guard at welterweight.”