UFC star Leon Edwards learning from Conor McGregor and Aaron Chalmers on adding showbiz charm to fighting skills

UFC star Leon Edwards learning from Conor McGregor and Aaron Chalmers on adding showbiz charm to fighting skills

UFC star Leon Edwards is learning from the best showmen in the game – near and far – as he tries to beat his way to a world title.

The Birmingham ace – like every fighter of his generation – is in awe of how Conor McGregor has transcended the fight game.

And he sees on a day-to-day basis how gym-mate, student and Geordie Shore star Aaron Chalmers is selling out BAMMA stadiums almost single-handedly.

The Notorious two-weight champion and the Newcastle cross-over success have shown the softly-spoken MMA ace what it takes – on top of guts and talent – to get to the top.

In a SunSport exclusive, Edwards said: “It’s the entertainment business, you need to go out there and promote yourself and talk the talk and you get the fights.

“Since Conor changed the whole game you have to go out and talk to get the fights and I’m learning that.

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