Leon Edwards Believes He Matches Up Well Against Donald Cerrone
UFC welterweight fighter Leon Edwards spoke to reporters after his win over Vicente Luque at UFC Fight Night 107 (via MMAjunkie). Below are some highlights from his post-fight scrum.
On his fight with Luque: “I knew Luque was a very tough opponent. His last two fights were a clean KO, so I knew I had to be careful and not rush too much into it, so that was a good win for me.”
His thoughts on a possible match-up with Donald Cerrone: “I think I match up well against him. I’ve been watching him over the years, and I like his Thai boxing style, and I think I can counter that. So I’d like to challenge myself.”
On what he wants for his next fight: “If not (him) I’d like someone in the top 15. I want to keep climbing. I’d just beaten the No. 13 guy in the world (in the UFC rankings), which is Albert (Tumenov), and (now) I fought Luque, so I’d like to keep improving to get to where I want to get to, which is the title. So as long as it’s another opponent above me, I don’t mind who I get.”
Edwards on showing he’s well rounded: “It’s very important for me. I think when I fought a wrestler (in Kamaru Usman), I didn’t get to show my skill set. But my last two or three fights, I got to show I’m good on the ground, good at jiu-jitsu and good striking. It’s very important to show that I can do everything so they don’t come with one game plan thinking, ‘Just take him down, he’s from England, they can’t wrestle.’ So I’m very happy with my performance.