As seen in the main event of UFC Vegas 21 on Saturday, No. 3 ranked Leon Edwards took on No. 13 ranked Belal Muhammad. Unfortunately, the fight ended in controversy after Edwards unintentionally poked Muhammad in the eye.
Muhammad collapsed in pain and the main event was ruled a no-decision. After the end of the fight, Leon Edwards took part in the post-fight conference, where the fighter said that he has no need to face Muhammad in a rematch.
Edwards added that the match even took place because Edwards was the only one who agreed to fight him.
“No, I don’t feel a need to fight him again. I only fought him because all the other guys turned me down. The writing was on the wall and I was winning the fight clearly. I don’t feel I need to fight him again. I need to move forward.”
Muhammad took to Twitter and responded to what Edwards said. Muhammad stated that Edwards shouldn’t receive a title shot after their fight.
Never saw someone act so tough after poking someone in the eye the fight was just getting goin and if your satisfied to end it on that note your soft you ain’t getting a title fight off that I took the fight on 3 week notice and came to fight run it back @ufc
Muhammad recently revealed that he didn’t suffer permanent eye damage and will be back soon as the fighter makes a full recovery.