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Stephen Thompson calls out Leon Edwards for “tune up fight” as Rocky turns down Wonderboy

Stephen Thompson has called out Leon Edwards for his next fight
Stephen Thompson reacts during his welterweight bout against Jorge Masvidal during the UFC 217 event at Madison Square Garden on November 4, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Leon Edwards has been out of action for a year and he isn’t keen on fighting Stephen Thompson

Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson has called out Leon Edwards after the British star made some comments.

Edwards is on an eight-fight win streak in the UFC but hasn’t been in action for over a year. The 29-year-old was hurt the most during the Coronavirus pandemic as he was stuck in London. Edwards was to fight Tyron Woodley but Gilbert Burns replace the British star.

Leon Edwards was set to face Tyron Woodley at UFC Fight Night London
Leon Edwards spoke about the cancelled UFC London event to Ariel Helwani (YouTube)

Edwards’ loss was Burns’ gain as he not only demolished Woodley but also got a crack at Kamaru Usman’s title.

Usman vs Burns will take place in the future but Edwards hasn’t found a rival yet. Rocky recently claimed that he wasn’t keen on facing Thompson since Wonderboy was going down.

Edwards also had some words for Khamzat Chimaev and wanted the Swede to beat someone with a ranking.

However, Wonderboy wasn’t pleased with Edwards’ comments and called him out for a fight.

Wonderboy claimed this would be a nice tune-up fight for his rival and this could get people to remember Edwards:

A quality fight for Edwards?

While Rocky has claimed he deserves a shot at Usman, things aren’t that easy for him. He has been out of action for a year, which wasn’t his fault, but he has fallen out of favour by the UFC it seems.

A fight against Wonderboy would be a proper tune-up clash, given that the American has lost three of his last five fights.

Stephen Thompson defeated Vicente Luque in his last fight
Stephen Thompson embraces Vicente Luque after their Welterweight bout during UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden on November 02, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)

However, Thompson cannot be taken lightly as he defeated the impressive Vicente Luque in his previous fight.

Edwards vs Thompson should be a clash that the UFC can book. While Edwards is looking for a bigger name, he could get back into the title scene with a win over Wonderboy.

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Written by Saiyed Adeem Karim

Ditching a corporate job to follow a dream isn't easy, but when football comes calling, who can say no? Been following the beautiful game since 1998. Liverpool addict, F1 fanatic!

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