One of the most highly anticipated fights of the year has been canceled due to COVID-19. Leon Edwards vs. Khamzat Edwards is no longer happening in December after Edwards tested positive for COVID-19, per a report by Ariel Helwani of
The news means that four consecutive UFC main events have been impacted by the novel coronavirus.
In this video, Patrick Auger and Matthew Wells share their initial reactions to the news.
Wells is disappointed because this fight was highly anticipated due to the UFC pushing Khamzat Chimaev right to the top of the division so quickly. It was a sink or swim moment for Chimaev and we were about to find out where he truly stood in the division. It sucks that the fight is delayed but the most concerning takeaway is the impact on Edwards’ health.
Auger comments on reports that indicate Edwards isn’t in the best shape right now and has lost 12 pounds since being affected by COVID-19. Fighters have been affected by the coronavirus in different ways but Edwards has likely been most impacted by the virus this year as he’s missed multiple opportunities and now it’s taking a toll on his health.
The question remains: what happens now?
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Jake Nichols is The Body Lock's Editor in Chief. Previously, he was the MMA Editor at RealSport.