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Leon Edwards Believes He Matches Up Well Against Donald Cerrone

March 19, 2017 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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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.

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