UFC 286: I will retire you, Edwards tells Kamaru

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Leon Edwards believes that defeating Kamaru Usman once more will pave the way for the latter’s retirement.

‘Rocky’ and ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ will complete their trilogy this weekend at UFC 286.

Usman and Edwards are fighting for the third time today.

Their previous meeting saw Edwards deliver a brutal KO to Usman to take his welterweight title.

Usman won their first fight in 2015, so a lot is at stake this weekend at the O2 Arena in London.

However, Edwards believes that a win on Saturday night could lead to his 35-year-old opponent retiring from the sport.

Speaking to the media, he said: “I think something is out of the door already and I’m going to add to that, just from his mentality and the way he’s moving.

“Whether he retires after or not, that’s up to him.I heard he flew a stylist over here, our mentalities are in two different places.

“I feel like he’s on his way out and I’m going to open that door, give him another path to follow his fashion dreams and whatever he wants to do.”