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UFC Champ Leon Edwards Answers Your Questions | Actually Me

  • Publicado em 23 Set 2023
  • UFC Champion Leon Edwards joins British GQ in Actually Me, as he goes online to answer the internet’s questions. The English mixed martial artist responds to questions from Instagram, Twitter and Quora as well as replying to BRclip & TikTok comments and fact-checking Wikipedia.
    Leon Edwards reveals why his fighter nickname is ‘Rocky’, a homage to the popular boxing movie franchise: “I was the guy that always fights, so all my friends called me Rocky and then now I got into MMA and it makes perfect sense.” Watch the full episode as Leon Edwards goes undercover with British GQ in Actually Me.
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  • Oak 88
    Oak 88 6 meses atrás +581

    Leon deserves this spotlight, good for you, well deserved and well earned

    • GSP
      GSP 6 meses atrás +7

      Hopefully he can keep it up, but it will be hard

    • Thawhid
      Thawhid 6 meses atrás


    • runemma
      runemma 6 meses atrás +6

      @FTC Feed me with your tears nom nom

    • FTC
      FTC 6 meses atrás +3

      @runemma feed me with oliveira's tears lollll tap like a chicken islam champ

  • Anas Shahid 224
    Anas Shahid 224 6 meses atrás +512

    So happy for Leon Edwards, such a humble, respectful guy, what a stunning KO! The journey Leon had to get a title shot + the way he won, legendary 👏👏👏🦵 Thanks for having him on GQ 🙌

    • Sam Matt
      Sam Matt 6 meses atrás +8

      Leon edwards is the man 👏👏👏

    • Conor Mcgregor shorts
      Conor Mcgregor shorts 6 meses atrás +7

      Here u again 😂

    • Anas Shahid 224
      Anas Shahid 224 6 meses atrás +5

      @Conor Mcgregor shorts 👋

    • Joshua W
      Joshua W 6 meses atrás +9

      Humble? I’m not sure about that, days after the fight he’s making crazy statements like “Usman isn’t that good”

  • Triocha
    Triocha 6 meses atrás +492

    It’s amazing how Leon can just keep saying he knocked out Usman & Usman really can’t say anything back 😂😂

    • Abel
      Abel 6 meses atrás +16

      Usman dominated him that whole fight but yes was an amazing knockout

    • pussy
      pussy 6 meses atrás +5

      it was such a perfect setup that is why usman says nothing

    • Noname
      Noname 6 meses atrás +7

      @Abel now that I look back, Usman would’ve won by decision but he didn’t truly dominate Leon tbh. Leon also won many stand up exchanges. Leon messed up shooting for takedowns at bad times which gave Usman points

    • Triocha
      Triocha 6 meses atrás

      @Noname Leon got up from all takedown attempts, Usman couldn’t get up round 1

    • Noname
      Noname 6 meses atrás

      @Triocha my point exactly

  • J 1283
    J 1283 6 meses atrás +213

    Based Leon Edwards. One of the most underrated fighters on the roster. Signed to fight everyone. Burns when Masvidal ducked him for years. Masvidal who sucker punched Leon and fled the country from Edwards. Khamzat when no one would fight him until Burns. Was piecing Belal up until an accidental eye poke after so long out of the Octagon as it was. What a legend. I believe he deserved a title shot, that was 9 fights in a row.

    • Matt
      Matt 6 meses atrás +4

      Was wounded when belal bi**hed out cus he knew leon was dominating and took the easy way out, true fighters keep fighting there's no quitting in a real fight.

    • Wayfarer
      Wayfarer 6 meses atrás +8

      @Matt That eye poke was pretty bad, but I agree I think Belal might have felt what was coming

    • jonny blu3
      jonny blu3 6 meses atrás +9

      @Matt Belal clearly was injured and could not see with his eye, he’s on a 4 fight win streak after that Leon fight fake fighters don’t come back and fight real ones do, y’all love to hate on Belal but he dominated luque and completely outclassed wonderboy on the ground.

    • RedDevilsUnited_20
      RedDevilsUnited_20 6 meses atrás +1

      ​@jonny blu3 kamaru is a fake fighter ? Okay

    • Noname
      Noname 6 meses atrás

      @Matt that’s the thing… it’s a sport. Relax dude it’s smart to know when to back out. Also that eye poke was bad 💀 chill out

  • Sin26
    Sin26 6 meses atrás +137

    Literally cried wen he made the speech about his mum! Love u Leon ur a f###### legend!!!!!!

    SPORTS & NEWS. 6 meses atrás +44

    Such a humble and great person! He deserves all the good is getting and coming for him! ❤

  • nitkis
    nitkis 6 meses atrás +3

    I'm quite new MMA fan, my first event that I ever watched was UFC 264. I've watched most of the fights/events ever since, and Leon winning the belt is absolutely the greatest moment in the sport that I have personally witnessed. The kick, the speech afterwards and his story give me goosebumps when I think of it. Leon has become my favourite fighter, it was so cool to see him winning the trilogy last weekend. Seems such a cool dude, I hope he keeps the belt for a long time... Look at him now!!!

  • Dave_B001
    Dave_B001 6 meses atrás +26

    It was one of the purest moments in MMA history. Everything happened when it needed to!

  • Luke Murray
    Luke Murray 6 meses atrás +55

    "I brought him into the game so I can take him out" 😂 Leon dropping banging lines.

    • lehpu hehe
      lehpu hehe 6 meses atrás +1

      Really? That was banging to you?

    • Filaz Keita
      Filaz Keita 6 meses atrás +2

      ​@lehpu hehe Yes, coming from Leon it was, because he isnt a trashtalker but that line was good

  • Keel He
    Keel He 6 meses atrás +2

    Definitely respect and appreciate Leon Edward’s and his work in the UFC. His win was deserving. I don’t think he is a better fighter than Kamaru but they are both elite fighters… for me Kamaru has the edge because he defended his belt many times against different styles so we will now see what Leon can do. Kudos to Leon!

  • WhiteAce_T.K.O
    WhiteAce_T.K.O 6 meses atrás +61

    *“Come on Leon man stop feeling Sorry for yourself.”*
    Best corner a man can have true coach.

    • Sin26
      Sin26 6 meses atrás +5

      Brummy coaching always works a treat!

    • ZeroGravity
      ZeroGravity 6 meses atrás +5

      Don't let him bully you son

  • Callum Barnes
    Callum Barnes 6 meses atrás +10

    Such a humble nice guy. Happy he’s champ, and looking for him to repeat this weekend

  • aegone
    aegone 6 meses atrás +6

    Love Leon. So happy he got the big win!

  • Foot
    Foot 6 meses atrás +26

    I think Leon will dominate this time around. Complacency is the sign of a champion at his downfall and that is what Usman showed before he lost to Leon. I know the circumstances are different, but I imagine this would be like the Aljo vs Yan 2nd fight where Aljo just improved all around and left Yan in the dust. This is what Leon will do to Kamaru.

    • big draco
      big draco 6 meses atrás +6

      and still💪😤

    • Zedaso
      Zedaso 6 meses atrás +10

      I really hope he does, but I doubt it. Usman can go back to his style that he went away from just to earn more money/be more entertaining. People have forgotten his old dominant grappling and wrestling game, he used to get booed for it but in desperate times he will go back to it. Hopefully Leon can counter it and win though.

    • Lewis Price
      Lewis Price 6 meses atrás +1

      @Zedaso usman did go back to that style, relentless grappling

    • Daniel Lehr
      Daniel Lehr 6 meses atrás +6

      Yeah, except Usman was utterly winning that fight until the kick. Props to Leon, and he deserves his moment, however if Usman goes out and does what he did in the first fight, and is wary of that kick, it's done. I'm hoping Leon learned a lot from the fight and has a better game plan. Because I don't think he's gonna find that kick again.

    • Matt
      Matt 6 meses atrás

      Well said 👏, couldn't have said it better myself.

  • The Satisfied Customer
    The Satisfied Customer 6 meses atrás +2

    To think the night Till fought Masvidal, Leon fought Gunnar Nelson, you could already see he was on the way to being a more well rounded, committed & professional as well as talented athlete. I thought then he had a better chance of being UFC champion before Till. Tills decline & Leon's trajectory has been amazing to watch.

  • Ali Gee
    Ali Gee 6 meses atrás +50

    Leon's story is incredibly inspirational

  • MSK -
    MSK - 6 meses atrás +60

    Rocky shocked the world, and he’ll do it again

  • MMA Unfiltered
    MMA Unfiltered 3 meses atrás +5

    This is why Leon Edwards has the most aesthetics physique ever

  • Stephen D
    Stephen D 6 meses atrás +2

    Best post fight interview by far all time and it’s not even close. I still get chills when I see it again.
    Insert Leon reply here (lol):

  • Lycanz 3 Tearz
    Lycanz 3 Tearz 6 meses atrás +2

    Leon lived up to his name Rocky 🔥 after being denied title shots for refusing to trash talk.. Disrespected by the ufc.. Finally getting the shot he earned .. Was losing the fight 1-3 rounds... And ended up knocking out the pound for pound in the final round ❤ straight outta a movie.. Now lets get that trilogy win Rocky lets go

  • Kin Uor Thel
    Kin Uor Thel 6 meses atrás +1

    Leon ain't the only one getting goosebumps when remembering that moment.

  • Zac Knight
    Zac Knight 6 meses atrás +10

    “By kicking him in the head” 😂😂😂😂😂 I genuinely lol’d

  • JE JE
    JE JE 6 meses atrás +2

    Go Leon 🥊 U’ve got this!

  • GSP
    GSP 6 meses atrás

    Lets be real, Leon was not the better fighter, and I love Leon, but even though he won the fight, Usman was dominating him almost the whole fight. Matt Serra knocked out GSP, doesnt make him the better fighter. We all saw what happened next fight. I am rooting for Leon and I hope he can put a whole fight together, he is very talented.

  • B Woo
    B Woo 6 meses atrás +1

    in my HUMBLE opinion. I think getting Covid-19 may have been the greatest thing to happen to Leon in his career. I'm not saying Khamzat rolls through Leon, but it is definitely possible. And i doubt Leon ever gets back up to a title shot after taking a loss like that. Just something interesting to think about is all. Im high, dont take this too seriously.

  • Cenyon
    Cenyon 6 meses atrás +2

    Glad they threw in a question about his style. In my opinion he's been the best dressed fighter in the UFC for a long time.

    JAMMIN DESIGNS 6 meses atrás +2

    Enjoying all the Leon Edwards content! Just gobbeling it up

  • Zach
    Zach 6 meses atrás +3

    Awesome to see Leon getting mainstream love

  • joe barra
    joe barra 6 meses atrás +5

    “Preferably in the octagon” talking about Masvidal is hilarious

  • Niffty
    Niffty 6 meses atrás +6

    He’s got a great personality.

  • rohitchaoji
    rohitchaoji 6 meses atrás +4

    My man, he recognises the greatness of that Cain vs JDS fight

  • artan enterprise
    artan enterprise 6 meses atrás +2

    Man you gotta love Leon, even with that accent , Rooting for you champ

  • Khyber Killzone
    Khyber Killzone 6 meses atrás +2

    Leon Edwards is so anti-cameragenic he’s like the Kawhi Leonard of MMA.

  • N-Dani
    N-Dani 6 meses atrás +3

    Go Leon! My favorite fighter 🎉 Champ!!

  • Me
    Me 6 meses atrás +3

    The man with the best physique

  • Kevin Espinal
    Kevin Espinal 6 meses atrás +1

    Watching the fight live was insane

  • A Paps
    A Paps 6 meses atrás

    As long as it doesn’t get to his head. He has to put everything into the rematch.

    PARSA MOHAN 6 meses atrás +2


  • Charles
    Charles 6 meses atrás +1

    Great interview!!!! ❤❤❤

  • 21LAZgoo
    21LAZgoo 6 meses atrás +1

    thats crazy man one kick changed history

  • Daniel B
    Daniel B 6 meses atrás

    He earned his title, but I believe his run will be short lived, unfortunately. It will be a lot more fun if he wins, but I think he’s probably going to get finished this time around.

    • mvtt
      mvtt 6 meses atrás


    • Daniel B
      Daniel B 6 meses atrás

      @mvtt Haha. I've never been more glad to be wrong. His reign makes things a lot more interesting!

  • cre am
    cre am 6 meses atrás +10

    I'm going for Leon no doubt

  • Eldron 2000
    Eldron 2000 6 meses atrás

    Leon is so wholesome

  • Darchan Darchan
    Darchan Darchan 6 meses atrás

    i would like Leon to be a troll in these comments, but he’s just so honest

  • Jxn147
    Jxn147 6 meses atrás +33

    Lets go Rocky 🥷🏿

  • Maarten
    Maarten 6 meses atrás

    Fabian is a middleweight and Leon is a welterweight, don’t underestimate Fabian

  • Christian David
    Christian David 6 meses atrás +31

    Headshot DEAD...... iconic

  • Ammar Saleh
    Ammar Saleh 6 meses atrás +1

    Leon: you might not believe it, but it's actually me!
    Me: We believe it G 😂

  • Rusty Shaklferd
    Rusty Shaklferd 6 meses atrás

    The Masvidol fight would happen if Leon defends against Usman and calls out Jorge simply because it would sell tickets and an easy win for Rocky. I’d take that defense before having to deal with Colby or Khamzat.

    • GSP
      GSP 6 meses atrás +1

      Ya that would make sense from marketing perspective, Masvidal certainly doesnt deserve it after two losses already for a title.

  • Tundae Wrld
    Tundae Wrld 6 meses atrás

    Hurts as a usman fan 😔

  • closinginonclosure
    closinginonclosure 6 meses atrás +2

    Imagine if Leon and Stipe did a podcast together or hosted some kind of show. There'd be so much mumbling and slurring. No hate though. Huge fan of Leon especially.

  • Dimitar Dimo
    Dimitar Dimo 6 meses atrás +2

    Hey men i was almost happy as you were when you finished Usman really hoping you get it done the same way agean but faster please

  • K Raja
    K Raja 6 meses atrás

    Big up leon Edward's from hmp to ufc 💯🏆🌍

  • Hi my name is
    Hi my name is 6 meses atrás

    Really like Leon as a fighter definitely deserves to be where he is at the moment, but it does seem like he’s getting abit ahead of himself now I’m sure he’s got his team keeping him grounded but kamaru is undoubtedly the better more stronger fighter, as perfectly timed and executed that kick was everyone knows he was losing until that beautiful fainted head kick landed, I personally see kamaru re gaining the belt but I’d love nothing more than to see Leon shut up all the nay sayers once again, come on rockyyyy🦵🏽💪🏽

  • Kasual Mike
    Kasual Mike 6 meses atrás +3

    After Usman wins the rematch I would love to see Leon destroy masvidal.

  • Stacks389
    Stacks389 6 meses atrás

    I just Noticed the accent he has comes from not opening his mouth as he talked, i just tried it right now and i sounded just like him😂

  • Von
    Von 6 meses atrás +6

    This is one of those fights where i don’t want either to lose

    • ShakenPig
      ShakenPig 6 meses atrás +1

      Kamaru's had his fill of glory. He's had a great career

  • Champion😎
    Champion😎 6 meses atrás +4

    You ever hear story about Leon, they said Leon, I said Leon. 🥊🔥

  • en bonj
    en bonj 6 meses atrás

    Considering everything he's accomplished Usman must surely be losing motivation

  • Jerry Suarez
    Jerry Suarez 6 meses atrás +1

    who’s here after he just defended his belt 🔥

  • nathan scott rodriguez
    nathan scott rodriguez 6 meses atrás

    Leon Edwards said something about Cain vs JDS. That one must have been a scrap. I’m going to watch it right now.

  • Tim Tom
    Tim Tom 6 meses atrás +1

    Let’s go Rocky 🥊

  • Damian Mendonsa
    Damian Mendonsa 6 meses atrás +2

    Who’s here after he retained the belt🤙🏾

  • T3CHN0
    T3CHN0 6 meses atrás

    Lol "The proof is in the pudding", you're absolutely right it is. Its in the fact that Usman won the first fight and then dominated from start to finish up until that hail mary kick in the second. And he will win the third.

    • Tripp
      Tripp 6 meses atrás

      Win the third huh?

    • T3CHN0
      T3CHN0 6 meses atrás

      @Tripp He lost, fair enough, you did a lot tho sir.

    • Benoh
      Benoh 6 meses atrás

      How'd this turn out

    • T3CHN0
      T3CHN0 6 meses atrás

      @Benoh Very good, the outcome of the fight affected my life very much.

  • C B
    C B 6 meses atrás +1

    Leon doing bits out here

  • Shehzad Nawaz
    Shehzad Nawaz 6 meses atrás +3

    Who’s here after the 3rd fight 🎉🎉🎉

  • Jaume Alc
    Jaume Alc 6 meses atrás

    May the king live a long reign.

  • Nikita Savelev
    Nikita Savelev 6 meses atrás +5

    Let's go Leon

  • John Turner
    John Turner 6 meses atrás +1

    Birmingham is proud of you brother. The job is not done yet. Leon knockout!!!

  • jcas98jc
    jcas98jc 6 meses atrás +2

    I hope he wins again.

  • aqua
    aqua 6 meses atrás +1

    Leon, I hope you know that a Latino fitness influencer named Mario Rios absolutely loves you ❤

  • big draco
    big draco 6 meses atrás +1

    and still.. lets go champ💪😤

  • Ben Knowles
    Ben Knowles 6 meses atrás

    let’s go leon, bring the belt back hone to the UK

  • Paul Denino
    Paul Denino 6 meses atrás +1

    0:38 Because that's how the rankings work.
    Just because you beat someone doesn't make your record better than theirs.

  • Carlos Aguilera
    Carlos Aguilera 6 meses atrás

    Man like Leon! Big up!!

  • Seabass
    Seabass 6 meses atrás

    Be honest. If Leon beats Usman again, do y’all really think he will have the welterweight division on a chokehold like Usman did? Be honest with y’all selves and look thru the hype and the beautiful KO.

  • minitzonthesun
    minitzonthesun 6 meses atrás +3

    Awesome Champion. I love this guy!

  • Jake Dalton
    Jake Dalton 6 meses atrás +1

    Big Leon fan from Florida, USA here!🙏🇺🇸

  • Pedro Lopez
    Pedro Lopez 6 meses atrás

    Let's go champ!

  • სამაგისტრო ტესტები

    Imagine trash talking someone in the comments section, then he asks for your ASL, you meet up with him thinking he's a keyboard warrior and the champ shows up :D headshot boom dead :D

  • high5compliments
    high5compliments 6 meses atrás

    Leopn Edwards should have the walkout song of Young Buck with his song "Look at me now"

  • Box Alarm Trading
    Box Alarm Trading 6 meses atrás

    Let’s go Rocky!

  • Daigh Nugent
    Daigh Nugent 6 meses atrás

    I love Leon, all the way from NY

  • Karme
    Karme Mês atrás +3

    This is why leon edwards is the face of aesethetics

  • daudikisakye
    daudikisakye 6 meses atrás

    Leon needs to be ruthless bc Kamaru will prob just wrestle all nite

  • TimeGallon
    TimeGallon 6 meses atrás +2

    Naming the channel “British GQ” is the most British thing I’ve ever seen

  • William John Campbell
    William John Campbell 6 meses atrás

    Rocky Edwards 🦁

  • Battle of the Brands
    Battle of the Brands 6 meses atrás

    Lol Edwards is the ufc nightmare for p.r. 😂😂😂

  • Zeeshan Yahya
    Zeeshan Yahya 6 meses atrás


  • LifeLess999
    LifeLess999 6 meses atrás +1

    Lets go Champ!