UFC News: Dana White confirms Leon Edwards vs Khamzat Chimaev cancelled AGAIN as ‘Borz’ still reeling from coronavirus
The proposed bout between Leon Edwards and Khamzat Chimaev has once again been CANCELLED.
Two of the best welterweights in the world were set to finally collide on March 13 in the main event of a UFC Fight Night.
However, according to ESPN, Dana White has confirmed Chimaev is still suffering from the physical effects of COVID-19 and will not be partaking in the bout.
This is the third time the scheduled welterweight encounter has been called off in the space of two months.
The two men were set to fight on December 19, but Edwards contracted coronavirus and pulled out. A rearranged date of January 20 was set, but Chimaev also was then struck down by the virus.
White reportedly told the sports channel the UFC will move on from the match-up after suffering yet another setback and that Edwards may be moved to another date and given a new opponent.
The 29-year-old from Kingston has not fought since dismantling Rafael dos Anjos in July 2019 to extend his winning streak in the 170lbs division to eight fights.
His second defeat in the company came to current champion Kamaru Usman in December 2015 who told BT Sport he had envisaged a rematch with ‘Rocky’ had he convincingly beaten Chimaev.
“Leon has been on a roll and knocking out guys,” he said.” Of course, if Leon goes out there and wins impressively, absolutely I believe he deserves the shot. We’ll see what happens with that.”