Leon Edwards Says He Was Offered Title Shot Before Gilbert Burns

UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman is defending the gold against Gilbert Burns in the main event of UFC 251.

Burns may not have been the first fighter to be offered the title shot, as Leon Edwards says the offer first went to him.

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Edwards made the claim through Twitter:

 

 

It should be noted that Burns is ranked #1 in the welterweight division while Edwards sits st #5, while Edwards has a longer winning streak, which is at eight compared to Burns’ six.

UFC 251 takes place on Saturday, July 11 from Fight Island in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi with Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.

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