Leon Edwards, even as the UFC world champion has to clean his gym if he is late.
That’s just one of the rules that ‘Rocky’ abides by at his gym, Team Renegade, in Birmingham, England. In a recent interview with Simon Jordan on Up Front, the reigning world welterweight champion spoke of the tight-knit community of his gym that has helped him to become not only a top fighter but also a respectable and well-rounded human being.
The basic rules of the gym are if you’re late you clean the mats,” Edwards said. “To this day, if I’m late, even as a world champion, I clean. There’s a culture in our gym and it teaches the younger guys coming up under you respect and that you’re not bigger than the gym. Not bigger that what’s going on here in the gym.UFC Fight Night Song Yadong vs. Chris Gutierrez Results, Video Highlights, Post Presser & Social Media Reaction
“I feel like some people come to the gym and they’re kind of like… They think it’s all about them more than the gym and the team. We’re all working toward this one goal to be a world champion. One hand washes another. You need to be disciplined. You need to be polite. I still abide by the rules and that makes me more relatable to the guys in the gym.”
Edwards’ comments come a few months after fellow UFC welterweight Ian Machado…