'I told you I'd do it' – Watch Leon Edwards' emotional call to his mum after winning UFC title and eyes Wembley fight | The Sun
LEON EDWARDS fulfilled the promise he made to his mum after becoming UFC champion – and now wants a fight at Wembley.
The Birmingham welterweight dramatically knocked out pound-for-pound No1 Kamaru Usman in the last minute of their blockbuster rematch at UFC 278 in Utah on Saturday night.
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Edwards' stunning head kick KO in round five cemented his place as only Britain's second-ever UFC champ, after Michael Bisping.
And afterwards he shared an emotional phone call with his mum, who was the reason he started training in MMA as a 17-year-old.
Edwards said: "I told you mum, I told you I'd do it."
The 30-year-old capped off an incredible journey which started when his home brought him to the gym as a means to stay out of trouble.
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Edwards was beaten by Usman in 2015 but had not lost since, now going 11 bouts and seven years undefeated.
The UFC twice headlined in London this year, having previously only come to these shores once annually, such is the demand of fans.
But Edwards is ready for a history-making night at Wembley's 90,000-seat stadium, where boxing stars Anthony Joshua, 32, and Tyson Fury, 34, have headlined.
He said: "Bring it back home to Wembley, let the UK enjoy it."
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UFC president Dana White is open to the proposal, despite his fears of British weather.
White revealed: “I’m scared to go outside, and I’m definitely scared to go outside in England. I’m serious but joking about Wembley.
“Anything is possible in England now. It would be fun but scary at the same time. The weather isn’t the greatest over there in England.”
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