Surging UFC contender Khamzat Chimaev was hoping to ring in the New Yr by scoring his most large profile victory to day.
‘Borz’ was slated to square off in opposition to perennial welterweight contender Leon Edwards on January 20, but was compelled to pullout of the contest immediately after contracting Covid-19.
This marked the second time that a proposed Khamzat Chimaev vs. Leon Edwards bout has been cancelled. The pair were being formerly established to collide in the key function of UFC Vegas 17, this until finally ‘Rocky’ misplaced 12 lbs throughout his fight with the virus.
UFC President Dana White a short while ago introduced that the advertising options on rescheduling the proposed Chimaev vs. Edwards contest. On the other hand, no official date has been given as of this time.
Khamzat Chimaev not long ago arrived in Chechnya in which he was greeted by a herd of journalists.
The maskless UFC standout proceeded to subject concerns like why he experienced pulled out of the Edwards bout (via RT Sport):
— RT Activity (@RTSportNews) January 2, 2021
“Why did the Leon Edwards struggle slide by means of for a second time?” – One particular journalist requested.
Khamzat Chimaev responded:
“I had to pull out due to the fact of the virus. I’m currently recovering and we will struggle before long.”
Whilst it seems the interview was staying conducted exterior, numerous of the persons concerned ended up not carrying masks regardless of their shut proximity to just one yet another.
Khamzat Chimaev (9- MMA) has had a meteoric rise to fame next his a few stoppage victories in just around two month’s though competing underneath the UFC banner.
All through that remarkable stretch, ‘Borz’ has attained 3 finishes, his most up-to-date staying a 17-second knockout acquire about Gerald Meerschaert.
The Russian-born Swedish fighter is eyeing a massive 2021 that commences with defeating Edwards.
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