Leon Edwards releases assertion soon after COVID-19 KOs him from UFC Vegas 17
The UFC’s ultimate party of a pandemic plagued 2020 could not go unscathed by COVID-19. Leon Edwards and his UFC Vegas 17 headlining bout reverse Khamzat Chimaev grew to become the most up-to-date casualties of a making an attempt 12 months.
Edwards contracted COVID-19, which negated his skill to prepare for the combat and resulted in him dropping 12 lbs about 4 times. He was subsequently eradicated from the UFC Vegas 17 key party, which the battle marketing hopes to reschedule in early 2021, perhaps as shortly as January.
When easily determining the fight’s postponement as a hit to him, Edwards was quick to acknowledge that items could have been a lot even worse for him, and items are a lot worse for lots of other people today.
“Another setback, but when you come from the mud you discover to place anything in viewpoint. This virus has impacted lots of life and families significantly even worse than mine. On the lookout forward to having this rebooked shortly, thank you all for the properly needs.”
Leon Edwards on Twitter
Though UFC officials have still to make it formal, it is predicted that a welterweight bout between Stephen Thompson and Geoff Neal would move into the headlining place. The bout was previously slated for the UFC Vegas 17 fight card.
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