UFC Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman is without any opponent as of yet for his future title defence although former interim champion Colby Covington seems to be the front runner as he is coming off of an impressive unanimous decision victory over Robbie Lawler at UFC Newark last weekend.
UFC president Dana White also confirmed that Covington is next in line for the title shot. However, Usman believes Leon Edwards who is currently riding on an eight-fight winning streak could also very well fight for the title next.
“I would think so, but this is one thing that I’ve learned over the years, is that until it’s finally signed by both parties and hey, that’s gonna happen, nothing’s official yet,” Kamaru Usman said to Chael Sonnen on his podcast. “Because they’ve said time and time again, ‘Hey, this guy’s next and it didn’t happen. That guy’s next, and it didn’t happen. So, you know, I would like to think it’s between those three. But, I would say more a dark horse is Leon Edwards, who just kind of thrust himself into the mix. So, I would give it a four-man circus right now going on.” (H/T – BJPenn.com)
Usman fought Edwards back in 2015 when the Nigerian champion defeated him via decision.