When Leon Edwards fought Kamaru Usman in their trilogy fight, Gilbert Burns believed that Edwards had the perfect game plan. Edwards executed his kicks to perfection, which made Usman too worried to move, slowing down his gas tank.
Edwards’ takedown defense was impressive, but the body shots from Edwards made Usman lose some of his strength. Burns felt that Usman’s wrestling could have been better, and it was one of his best weapons. However, it didn’t appear as sharp, and Burns wonders if it was due to the kicks or something else.
After Edwards beat Usman, Burns doesn’t know if it makes his path to the title any easier. Burns felt that if Usman had won, he may have retired, which would have opened up the belt. Burns had mixed emotions about Edwards’ victory, but he knew he had to continue working hard to achieve his goals in the division.