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Leon Edwards weighs in for his fight again Rafael dos Anjos in July 2019. Image Credit: Getty Images

Leon Edwards says Tyron Woodley is ‘clout chasing’ by going after Israel Adesanya fight

Leon Edwards is still continuing to go after Tyron Woodley.

Edwards and Woodley were expected to fight at UFC London but the event was postponed. Since the event, Woodley has turned his attention to Colby Covington, Israel Adesanya, and Kamaru Usman.

“It’s strange; it’s very weird,” Edwards said on this week’s episode of MMA Fighting’s Eurobash podcast.

“Since the fight has been postponed, he hasn’t mentioned my name one bit, which I find very strange. If I had a fight with a man who I said had lit a fire under me…and you said what you were going to do to me, I would be pushing for that fight to happen. But like I said, since the fight has been canceled he hasn’t once mentioned my name. He’s calling out lightweights…even the middleweight champion he’s calling out – I think the man is just lost.”

“He’s up there in age, he’s 38-years-old,” Edwards added. “He done an interview saying how he spent all his money…I don’t know whether he’s trying to get some money under his belt before he’s retiring, but he’s calling out everyone other than me, which is a very strange, strange thing.”

While Woodley has claimed it is Covington that is a clout chaser, the Englishman believes “The Chosen One” is the biggest clout chaser there is.

“He’s saying everyone is clout chasing, but I think he’s one of the biggest clout chasers. He’s going out and calling out the middleweight champion, Izzy, and just calling for other random fights. It seems to me that’s a clout chaser. He’s chasing around other peoples’ clout by trying to get a fight with them, he’s trying to use their name to build his name. I think he’s lost; he just doesn’t know where he stands now or what he wants to do.”

In the end,Leon Edwards claimed Israel Adesanya isn’t interested in the fight. So, for now, who Woodley will fight next is to be seen.

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