Leon Edwards broke down in tears throughout an emotional dialog together with his mom following his No Contest towards Belal Muhammad for an unintended eye poke.
The Jamaican-born Brit has endured a irritating 2020 after having his fundamental occasion at UFC London towards Tyron Woodley cancelled after which rejecting a last-minute title shot.
In doing so, it successfully dominated ‘Rocky’ out for a interval of greater than a yr and resulted in him shedding his welterweight rating and watching his rivals stay energetic.
The primary occasion of UFC Vegas 21 was meant to supply the 29-year-old with a springboard into a possible title shot towards Kamaru Usman, with No.13 ranked contender Muhammad merely meant to be cannon fodder.
But regardless of an explosive opening spherical, Edwards was annoyed but once more as an unintentional eye poke rendered Muhammad half-blind and referee Herb Dean waved the competition off.
Footage from the UFC captured the emotional second Edwards spoke to his mom after the bout and was unable to include his feelings following yet one more incident depriving him of an opportunity to shine.
Muhammad has fortunately regained his sight after the attention poke and has voiced his displease in direction of the Brit for what he perceives to be an absence of respect proven.
“Man-to-man, in the event you’re proud of that outcome, you then shouldn’t name your self a fighter,” Muhammad advised MMA Combating. “You shouldn’t name your self a contender.
“You shouldn’t name your self a champion. Man-to-man, in the event you’re proud of that outcome, truthfully you need to simply grasp up your gloves.”