It’s been no secret that the UFC has been struggling to find an opponent for Leon Edwards (18-3). Edwards is currently ranked third in the welterweight division. However, he’s been in this weird limbo position where he can’t get a fight.
Edwards had a fight with Tyron Woodley booked in March, but that was scrapped due to COVID. Now, Edwards has been waiting for the UFC to find him a fight. However, nothing is sticking despite him calling out virtually everyone.
This morning however, someone turned the tables and called out Leon Edwards. This fighter will likely be the fifth ranked UFC welterweight contender once the new rankings come out, and he’s fought for the title a couple of times. Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson (15-4-1) called his shot in the most Wonderboy way possible this morning.
All due respect @Leon_edwardsmma , which I have a lot of for you, I have been saying I would like to fight you for a while now! It makes sense and would be a great match up.
I think that was my first Twitter call out ever. man that felt weird. ?? #FirstTimeForEverything
— Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson (@WonderboyMMA) September 22, 2020
Will the UFC make it happen?
In reality, this is a great fight for the UFC to make. I know that Edwards has been campaigning for a higher profile fight with the likes of Jorge Masvidal, Gilbert Burns, Colby Covington, and Kamaru Usman, but Edwards still hasn’t beat anyone in the top five during his winning streak.
Wonderboy would be the first top five opponent he’s had in the UFC‘s welterweight division. It would be a fantastic matchup and Wonderboy is coming off of a very good win against Vicente Luque back in November at UFC 244.
Edwards is normally really active on social media so my guess is we will see a response. Edwards isn’t getting any of the top guys unless someone gets injured so this would be the perfect fight for him. If he could beat Wonderboy, that would be a big feather in his cap.
If the UFC brings this fight together, it’s massive for both men. Edwards would be looking for his ninth straight victory inside the octagon while Wonderboy would be looking to get back to a UFC title shot. The welterweight division is exciting right now, and I really like this potential matchup for both men.