The UFC president Dana White has confirmed that Leon Edwards is next in line to face Kamaru Usman for the UFC welterweight title — this and much more on Thursday's social media roundup.
Dana White confirms Leon Edwards will be next to face Kamaru Usman
With the run which Kamaru Usman has been on over the last few years, he is quickly running out of challengers in the welterweight division as he has beaten a lot of the top contenders.
One of the top contenders who Usman has already beaten is Leon Edwards. Although Usman holds a win over Edwards, it was many years ago and both fighters have massively improved since.
With Edwards being on a long unbeaten run and Usman running out of challengers, it always seemed like the two would cross paths again next, and now, the UFC president Dana White has confirmed that.
When I asked if Leon Edwards is next in line to fight for the welterweight championship, Dana White's reply was "100%"— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) January 13, 2022
Usman is of course fresh off a big win in what was another incredible fight against Colby Covington and Edwards defeated Nate Diaz via decision in the summer.
Are you excited to see Usman and Edwards face each other again?
Dillon Danis back in MMA training
Dillon Danis seems to finally be back in MMA training after a long lay off due to injury problems and other issues outside of the cage.
day 1 back -- i swear i’m taking everyone’s head off mark my words. pic.twitter.com/scRJ04CCt0— Dillon Danis (@dillondanis) January 8, 2022
Many fans have made fun of Danis in his comments for his form in the clip.
Fight Night edging closer!
The UFC returns this weekend after nearly a month lay off with an incredible featherweight contest.
Calvin Kattar and Giga Chikadze face off in a bout which could have a big impact on the future of the UFC featherweight division.
Karate Combat produces some incredible KO's!
Check out this incredible head kick KO from a Karate Combat event.
Karate Combat is a promotion which could really take off in 2022.
Plans for the UFC's pay per view in April
According to Ariel Helwani, the UFC is planning a huge pay per view in April.
Current status:— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) January 10, 2022
Alex Volkanovski x Chan Sung Jung
Aljamain Sterling x Petr Yan
… will now likely co-headline the April PPV, per sources. That’s the direction things are moving in at the moment.
TBD what will headline 3/05. Could be a goodie.
Kevin Holland's welterweight journey to begin in March
After a rocky last few fights at middleweight, Kevin Holland has decided to move down a weight class to welterweight.
His welterweight career in the UFC will begin in March against Alex Oliveira.
Francis Ngannou to appear in the new Jackass movie
Check out this new clip which teases Francis Ngannou's appearance in the newest Jackass movie!
Aljamain Sterling sends a message to Petr Yan
Aljamain Sterling has started the mind games against Petr Yan in the lead up to their second fight which will take place in the coming months.
.@PetrYanUFC nervous yet?— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) January 10, 2022
Friends turned rivals...
After the news this week that Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal will be fighting each other soon, many fans took trips down memory lane and remembered when the pair used to support each other in their corners.
Once upon a time. pic.twitter.com/BJqM1p8UWB— MMA History Today (@MMAHistoryToday) January 13, 2022
Bellator targeting a big women's featherweight fight
Bellator are looking to book a big fight for Cris Cyborg next!