UFC welterweight Khamzat Chimaev claims he’s “good to go” for the Leon Edwards combat regardless of reviews of a COVID-19 beneficial check.
Chimaev and Edwards will fulfill in the main function of UFC Vegas 17 on December 19. This five-round welterweight bout involving two of the prime-15 ranked fighters in the division is one of the most very-predicted bouts that lovers are seeking ahead to. It is the very last UFC combat scheduled to take area in 2020, and the advertising is on the lookout for the 12 months to conclusion with a bang as Chimaev vs. Edwards has the prospective to be fireworks.
On Sunday, a report from Kimura Crew advised that Chimaev has examined constructive for COVID-19 and that the fight with Edwards was in jeopardy of going on. Fortunately, it seems that won’t be the scenario. According to MMAjunkie.com’s John Morgan, Chimaev’s team verified that he’s “good to go” for December 19 even with the experiences out there.
Chimaev’s workforce tells me that he is nonetheless “good to go” for Dec. 19 at this time. https://t.co/xFbFIBxRlF
— John Morgan (@MMAjunkieJohn) November 29, 2020
Chimaev’s group tells me that he is even now “good to go” for Dec. 19 at this time.
It’s vital to note that Morgan’s Tweet says that Chimaev will be completely ready to go, but his workforce didn’t explicitly deny that he has COVID-19. At this point, we do not have affirmation 100 percent sure possibly way. In the report, a supply shut to Chimaev reportedly explained that the prospect experienced a fever and then tested beneficial for COVID-19. It also stated that Chimaev still has 3 months to go till the struggle, so even if he has COVID-19, there is still the opportunity he could get better and get booked quite quickly.
The UFC is already talking about re-reserving Curtis Blaydes and Kevin Holland for fights in the upcoming pair of weeks regardless of good COVID-19 assessments just lately, so it’s surely attainable for Chimaev to get better and get back in the Octagon by December 19 if he is without a doubt sick at the second. It is also really worth pointing out that UFC president Dana White also built opinions following UFC Vegas 15 this weekend where by he in comparison COVID-19 to a chilly or flu and said that everyone will get it at some point.
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