“I’m someone who took his soul twice” Kamaru Usman issues stern warning to Leon Edwards ahead of trilogy bout at UFC 286

Kamaru Usman will get his chance to avenge his UFC 278 loss when he squares off against Leon Edwards in just three days from now. The Nigerian Nightmare has sent a strong warning to his opponent in advance of their much anticipated high-voltage welterweight clash for the ages.

A trilogy bout between Usman and Leon is scheduled to take place on March 19 at The O2 Arena in London on the main card of UFC 286. The current welterweight division champion, Edwards, will defend his title against the top-ranked fighter in the division, Usman. For the co-main event, we have Justin Gaethje facing off against Rafael Gaethje.


The rivals have faced off against each other on two previous occasions. The first time was when Kamaru triumphed against the Jamaican-born fighter came in the year 2015. Rocky was able to put an end to The Nigerian Nightmare’s winning streak of fifteen fights in their subsequent bout at UFC 278, which took place at the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah.



How does Kamaru Usman intend to win the trilogy bout against Leon Edwards?

Usman recently sat for an interview with former NFL standouts Ryan Clark, Channing Crowder, and Fred Taylor on The Pivot Podcast to discuss his preparations for his upcoming battle

”There are minor adjustments I have to make. But whenever you go into a fight, there’s a lot more going on than what the public can see. There’s a lot that I have to battle through just to make it to the fight. But that’s why I think I’ve been successful. Because if I don’t put myself through the fire, then I don’t feel as confident knowing that I can deal with anything being thrown at me once it’s time for real.” said Kamaru.

At UFC 286, the seasoned fighters will square off against one another for the third and final time in their trilogy bout. The rematch will take place in a little under half a year. It is not difficult to comprehend that this confrontation will be a spectacular one given that is now tied 1-1 in their encounters. As a result of this, it is not hard to comprehend that this confrontation will be a spectacular one.

“I’ve never been in this position. But I know that mentally, nothing has changed for me. This is the same guy that I beat up before. He’s still going to be the same guy. I have to remind him who he is right away. When I fight guys, I fight their heart because I want to break their heart. I want to break their spirit and break their soul.” Usman added.

The 35-year-fighter vowed to be a little bit more difficult this time to defeat Rocky. According to Usman, Leon forgot about the four rounds of their second encounter as before Rocky defeated him with a deadly head kick Usman dominated the fight.

‘He forgot that I was taking his soul, so I have to remind him that I’m someone who took his soul twice.”

Who do you think will emerge victorious in the trilogy battle and take the belt home, The Rocky or The Nigerian Nightmare? Share your predictions in the comments section below.

Khandaker Muntasir

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As a passionate UFC enthusiast, Khandaker Muntasir Hossain provides coverage of MMA, wrestling, and boxing on multiple platforms. With his deep knowledge of sports, he immerses readers in the excitement of various arenas, whether it's the octagon, squared circle, pitch, court, or ring. Through his writing and love for sports, he aims to motivate others to explore their own sporting interests and experience the magic that sports bring.


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