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UFC president Dana White says Leon Edwards will NOT get new opponent for Fight Island as Khamzat Chimaev fight postponed again

Leon Edwards won’t be getting in the octagon at Fight Island, according to UFC boss Dana White. The Brit hasn’t been able to fight since defeating Rafael Dos Anjos in July 2019 and it’s not for a lack of trying. Currently on eight-fight win streak in the welterweight division, Edwards was one win away from […]

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Leon Edwards won’t be getting in the octagon at Fight Island, according to UFC boss Dana White.
The Brit hasn’t been able to fight since defeating Rafael Dos Anjos in July 2019 and it’s not for a lack of trying.
Leon Edwards has had no luck getting in the octagonGetty
Currently on eight-fight win streak in the welterweight division, Edwards was one win away from the title shot he richly deserves in 2020, but his UFC London headliner against Tyron Woodley was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
After being taken out of the UFC rankings due to inactivity, Edwards accepted a fight against UFC prodigy Khamzat Chimaev, but that fight has now been postponed twice due to both men suffering bouts of COVID.
The latest postponement has seen their date on January 20, three days before Conor McGregor’s return to the octagon.
Edwards had suggested he would like another fight as he wants to get active, but White has nipped that idea in a bud.
“He won’t (be headlining the card),” said White on The Schmozone Podcast (per bjpenn.com). “What we are doing is we are going to push that fight back.”
Leon Edwards and Khamzat Chimaev were originally meant to meet on December 19
It seems the UFC president has his heart set on seeing Edwards and Chimaev battle it out and, in fairness, it’s a hell of a fight.
Chimaev is 3-0 in UFC and 9-0 overall in his career. Every single one of his fights have been finished by the second round in some kind of fashion and his last outing saw him knock Gerald Meerschaert out in 17 seconds.
He’s got all the buzz right now and the adulation from White, too. The UFC president has been quoted as saying he believes Chimaev is ‘special’ and he’s ‘never seen anything like him before.’
The Russian-born Swede has the fastest three-fight winning streak in modern UFC history at just 66 days – the first two of which came in the space of 10 days – and matching him with the winning Edwards who sits in the top five of the division is fireworks waiting to happen.
Sadly for Edwards, it’ll be close to two years since his last fight when he finally gets back in the octagon.
Leon Edwards convincingly beat Rafael dos Anjos in his last outingGetty Images – Getty

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