Leon Edwards has known as out Jorge Masvidal to step in and substitute Khamzat Chimaev after their bout scheduled for January 20 was cancelled.
For the second time in succession, the welterweight headline occasion should be pushed again owing to ‘COVID-19 problems’ on Chimaev’s facet.
Edwards, who fights out of Birmingham, examined optimistic for coronavirus himself which meant their unique plan to struggle on December 19 was scrapped.
In keeping with MMA Junkie, the explanation for the second cancellation is as a result of Chimaev himself examined optimistic for COVID-19 and docs haven’t but cleared him to face the previous world title contender.
The report states that X-Ray assessments have confirmed that the 26-year-old’s lungs have but to totally get well from contracting the virus and he isn’t in a position to struggle.
Following this information, Edwards took to Twitter and wrote, ‘The place that b**** Jorge at?’ to sign his intent to nonetheless struggle on January 20.
Ought to the UFC determine to make the struggle occur, it might pit their No.three ranked fighter on the planet towards No.four to maybe streamline the division and permit a primary contender to emerge.
Present champion Kamaru Usman is scheduled to face Gilbert Burns in February after dominating Masvidal again in July, though the 35-year-old has lower than per week to arrange for this struggle.
Edwards is clearly hoping ‘Gamebred’ lives as much as his moniker as soon as once more and steps in at brief discover to struggle in order to renew their rivalry as properly.
Again in 2019, the 2 males had been concerned in a backstage scuffle after Masvidal knocked out Darren Until and the Miami-native left the Brit with a definite laceration on his face.