White teases stadium location for Edwards/Usman 3


UFC President Dana White is looking to make history by setting the stage for a Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman trilogy.

Edwards and Usman fought in a rematch years in the making in the headliner of UFC 278 on Saturday night. With less than a minute left in the fight, Edwards saved a header from Usman when it looked like he was going to lose a decision to pound-for-pound best.

Almost immediately after the fight, talk of a trilogy between Edwards and Usman escalated. Usman won his first match at the start of his respective UFC careers in December 2015.

White not only wants to bring Edwards/Usman 3 to the UK, but also seems willing to bring it to a stadium that UK fans have been asking for for years.

Dana White looks set to welcome Leon Edwards/Kamaru Usman III to Wembley Stadium

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During his UFC 278 post-fight press conference, White appeared to consider the idea of ​​putting the Edwards/Usman trilogy in one of the world’s most famous locations.

“Yes, how so? Fuck, Wembley? I don’t know, yeah…” White said.

White then elaborated and pointed out the biggest potential hurdle behind booking a UFC event like Edwards/Usman 3 at Wembley.

“We were selling England before, now you’re starting to look if you’re doing a bigger arena?” White brainstorm. “And I’m scared to go out, and I’m really scared to go out in England. I’m serious but I’m joking about Wembley, [but] anything is possible in England now.

The UFC’s latest UK event took place in London just a few weeks ago, headlined by a heavyweight match between Curtis Blaydes and Tom Aspinall. Edwards was supposed to headline a UFC Fight Night card in London against Tyron Woodley before the COVID-19 pandemic canceled a series of events in 2020.

After previously rejecting the idea of ​​hosting a UFC event at Wembley Stadium, White has revamped the speculation and optimism surrounding a pay-per-view card taking place at one of the world’s most famous sporting venues.

Do you think the UFC will book Leon Edwards against Kamaru Usman 3 at Wembley Stadium?

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