British UFC champion Leon Edwards is aiming for a shock spot on the promotion’s 300th pay-per-view card – and a second world title.
The Brummie is just a month away from defending his welterweight title against fan favorite Colby Covington in the main event of UFC 296 in Las Vegas.
Edwards, 32, plans to end Donald Trump lover Covington’s welterweight title hopes once and for all in the showdown in Sin City.
And he hopes an emphatic knockout from “Chaos” will open up the chance of a second world title in the short term UFC 300.
When asked if he should move up in weight to fight for the middleweight title, Rocky responded Sky Sports: “Definitely 100 percent.
“I feel special with someone like that [Sean] Strickland.
“And I think he’s fighting [Dricus] Du Plessis soon, so it would be great to fight either one.
“I am tall myself. I think that would be perfect.
“I feel like I’m going to go out and become a double champion, the first person from Great Britain to do that.”
“That’s definitely one of my goals. That’s definitely certain.”
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After being pressed on a possible schedule for the fight, he said: “The next one would be perfect, to be honest.
“There’s nobody exciting in the division at the moment so it would be perfect if I went there to do that.”
“UFC 300, I like that. It would be huge to put myself on that card. Let’s see.”
Jamaica-born Brit Edwards captured the welterweight title with an impressive Hail Mary knockout of former pound-for-pound king Kamaru Usman last August.
His first title defense was a trilogy fight in his hometown against The Nigerian Nightmare, whom he defeated by majority decision.
Two-time welterweight title challenger Covington was the replacement fighter for the bout and became Edwards’Opponent hours after the altercation in the O2 Arena.
Edwards was stunned by Dana White’s decision, saying, “I don’t know how Colby makes sense.
“He hasn’t fought in over a year and a half.
“There are other active people in the division.
“I’m the king now, I’ve earned it and I should decide who it is.”.”