The final UFC fight of the wackiest year will be ... Leon Edwards x Khamzat Chimaev. Somehow, this feels perfect for 2020.
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UFC: Dana White says Khamzat Chimaev will be ‘massive superstar’ if he beats Leon Edwards
After the Woodley fight fell through in March, the next offer came on short notice to fight Usman in July, then Covington when Woodley fight was iffy, then Geoff Neal and then Khamzat Chimaev on 12/19. Edwards didn’t agree to those fights.
UFC still searching for an opponent for Khamzat Chimaev. Some rumblings that it will be Neil Magny, who volunteered to fight him. He told me today he hasn’t been formally offered the fight yet, but he’ll likely take it, if they do. Here’s why:
I’d like to formally welcome Khamzat Chimaev to the #helwaniboxing family. Obviously, as you can see, he needs work, but we are excited to have him and believe he has what it takes. Go get ‘em, brother.
Reports circulating that Khamzat Chimaev x Stephen Thompson is done for 11/19. I know that's a fight UFC wanted, but just spoke to @WonderboyMMA who says that fight isn’t a done at all & he isn’t interested. He wants a top-ranked opponent like Leon Edwards or Jorge Masvidal next.
Khamzat Chimaev Would Put Conor McGregor In A Wheelchair, Says Manager Ali Abdelaziz
Khamzat Chimaev just won in 17 seconds. One punch KO. The legend grows ... Unbelievable.