This past Saturday at UFC 278, Usman (20-2 MMA, 15-1 UFC) was dethroned by Edwards (19-3 MMA, 11-2 UFC) in dramatic fashion, after Usman had started his UFC career 15-0 and had successfully defended his welterweight title five times.
The UFC president has considered holding the second installment of the trilogy at London’s Wembley Stadium after discussions with Edwards. It stands to reason that Edwards would participate.
“What else makes sense? I mean, look at the division,” Usman said.
“No, it’s absolutely what’s gonna happen next. I’ve talked to Dana, and we’re gonna see. I’ll let him do his job, and we’re gonna see what date makes sense. It’s gonna be top of next year. I was gonna try and squeeze one in this year, but it’ll probably be the top of next year, and I want to go to England.
“I’ve been feening to go to England. I feel like England is my second home now, and England is half Africa. People don’t know that, but it’s half Africa, so it’s time to go over there and entertain my English people, and what better story? You couldn’t write this any better. So I’m excited to see what’s next, and we will definitely figure something out.”
“It was a great shot,” Usman added.
“A great shot. I’m talking Hail Mary in the Super Bowl, last 10 seconds, that was a great shot. Hats off to Leon. …
“It’s not hard at all. You know how many people I’ve done that to? It’s not hard at all. It happened. That’s the beautiful thing about this sport, is that happens, but we forget what was actually taking place in that fight, so I’m not down at all.”