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Leon Edwards: Offering to fight Magny or Chiesa in UFC Fight Island 8, UFC said no – MMA Sports

Leon Edwards has been out of the fight for over a year, and despite his desire to appear in the UFC’s January 20th show, that hasn’t happened.

Edwards (18-3) was supposed to face Khamzat Chimaev in Las Vegas last month, but “Rocky” got out of the fight with a positive COVID-19 test. This month, it’s Chimaev who can’t do it because of his own coronavirus fight, so the UFC will change the schedule for this match and raise Michael Chiesa vs. Neil Magny to main event status. Was selected.

According to Edwards, he really wanted to face either Chiesa or Magny-both ranked higher than Chimaev, but with far less hype surrounding both-and afterwards He then fights Chimaev, but the UFC shoots it down.

“I offered to fight Neil or Chiesa at the main event on January 20th, and shortly afterwards Chimaev, but the UFC opposed it.” Edwards wrote on Instagram..

I just wonder if his double-booking attempt was something the UFC wasn’t keen on, or if they were fighting Chimaev specially and no one else was fighting.

The British welterweight candidate has won eight consecutive victories against Raphael Dos Anjos in July 2019. Since then, as a direct result of the pandemic, all scheduled matches have been cancelled. Removed from ranking due to inactivity Before a quick return to work when he accepted the Battle of Chimaev. I think I have to wait a little longer to get back to the Octagon. And against someone who is clearly on the A side, despite having zero top 15 wins in his name.


– MMA Sports

Leon Edwards: Offering to fight Magny or Chiesa in UFC Fight Island 8, UFC said no

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