Jon Anik believes Leon Edwards should defend his belt against Belal Muhammad

Jon Anik believes explains why Leon Edwards should defend his belt against Belal Muhammad.

by Aryan Lakhani
Jon Anik believes Leon Edwards should defend his belt against Belal Muhammad
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Leon Edwards is on a terrific winning streak, and at this point, he appears to be more dangerous than the former UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman. Belal Muhammad is most likely going to be next for the title fight. Edwards isn’t strongly interested, but he is still ready to show up.

Commentator Jon Anik believes Belal Muhammad has earned his spot as the next title challenger and wants to see Leon Edwards defend his belt against him.

Jon Anik on Leon Edwards’ next title defense

In a recent interview with Bodog Canada, Jon Anik shared his thoughts on Leon Edwards defending his belt against Belal Muhammad.

“I’m not necessarily surprised,” Anik said, as quoted by “It’s not Leon Edwards’ job as undisputed UFC welterweight champion to lay the foundation for his next title defense.

Certainly if his aspiration is to go down as the greatest welterweight champion of all time – and by the way that is well within reach when you just beat Kamaru Usman twice and then Colby Covington. If that’s the goal, he should want to take out and beat all of these guys.

I think you need to marry the financial goals with the career-aspirational goals. I mean, he’s a Hall of Famer first ballot, but to go down potentially as the greatest welterweight of all time, if Belal Muhammad is indeed easy work, I think that fight makes a lot of sense”.

Jon Anik on Khamzat Chimaev and Belal Muhammad

“Khamzat Chimaev is the only man who can lay claim to a welterweight title shot right now, as far as I’m concerned, other than Belal Muhammad, and he’s not competing at the weight class.

Belal has one of these unbeaten streaks like all of the champions do, and he doesn’t get any pound-for-pound consideration. I just think we have".

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