5 greatest takeaways from UFC Battle Night 187: Should Leon Edwards have been DQ'd for eye jab?

 What made a difference most at UFC Battle Night 187 at the UFC Peak on Las Vegas? Here are a couple of post-battle insights … 




The eye jab problem 


Nobody is content with the manner in which the headliner finished between Leon Edwards and Belal Muhammad. I've seen a great deal from cageside over my years covering the game, however my skin was creeping when Muhammad went down with that eye jab. His response was truly troubling, and it's very soothing that he detailed "no perpetual harm" to his eye subsequent to being looked at the emergency clinic. 


Presently, the inquiry we should pose: Was the present circumstance dealt with appropriately? Edwards (18-3 MMA, 10-2 UFC) was cautioned by ref Spice Senior member in the first indirect potential eye jabs, at that point he hit Muhammad (18-3 MMA, 9-3 UFC) with one in the second casing that finished the battle. I don't figure Edwards did this purposefully using any and all means, yet the Brit didn't as expected control his weapons in the octagon, and it destroyed the battle. 


From the outset, I thought an exclusion was conceivably justified. At that point I ran into Dignitary at the air terminal leaving Las Vegas, and I'm persuaded the proper call was made. Senior member said he possibly prefers to give DQs if there's a level of malignance engaged with a foul. He refered to the way that matchups including contenders in a mirror position can be much more helpful for eye jabs, and however Edwards was cautioned from the get-go in the battle, Dignitary refered to the movement of how the two competitors met up as a deplorable and troublesome second 


Eye jabs happen a ton in MMA battles. As a general rule we disregard them and proceed onward on the grounds that the warriors can proceed. It just so happens this one got Muhammad in a truly downright terrible, and in a prominent, headliner spot. It sucked for everybody included, except upon reflection, a no challenge instead of putting a misfortune on Edwards' record and a success on Muhammad's, seems like the correct approach. 


Edwards' post-battle screw up 


Edwards showed regret over the lamentable second in the confine, yet once he began doing his post-battle interviews, I think he killed any compassion that may have been credited toward him. 


In the event that Edwards had essentially apologized, said he was controlling the battle up to the place of the foul (which he was) and likely would have won, at that point said he should proceed onward to a legitimate top three or top five matchup, I think a many individuals would've concurred. All things being equal, he pushed for the following title shot, which annoyed numerous individuals. 


The previous two years have been overly unpleasant for Edwards. His eight-battle series of wins should've situated him for a title shot, yet Coronavirus limitations, battle retractions, confused callouts and more have caused a large part of the fanbase to betray him. He didn't by and large assistance that by saying he ought to be battling Kamaru Usman next, particularly with the no challenge versus Muhammad still so new.


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