Good information for Leon Edwards, it seems like his long-awaited title shot will be given to him this summer.
Indeed, according to his manager, Tim Simpson, the UFC has made it clear that Edwards will face Kamaru Usman inside kind of 5 months due to Usman's latest hand surgical procedure. Yes, he should get well completely. This goes in the direction of what we told you at the beginning of January about this fight.
Here's what Simpson mentioned (through mmfighting):
” I used to be instructed to watch for the therapeutic of Kamaru's hand, however sure, I consider this struggle will happen this summer. I do not know the main points on his hand. I noticed the photograph of the operation, however I believe sure, this struggle will happen. I do not see something to upset him, until Kamaru is out for a 12 months or one thing they usually have to discover a answer.. »
Leon Edwards has been wanting a titleshot for a very long time with his final 10 fights undefeated, including a victory over Nate Diaz at UFC 263 last June. Such a journey at welterweight has hardly ever been achieved. However, Edwards has chained the galleys with the COVID and with Khamzat Chimaev, a struggle which has been canceled 3 times. But for his manager, that point is over:
” I do not want to go over what this man has been via at this level. He is affected person and he deserves it. Even Dana White mentioned he deserves it. He's been via this, it is out of his management. »
The solely hiccup in all this might come from Khamzat Chimaev, who, if he beats Gilbert Burns at UFC 273, might even have a shot on the title. But that does not fear Simpson:
” I don't think that can happen. He signed three fight deals to fight Khamzat when allegedly no one else wanted to. I believe the UFC will do the right thing for him, and those are the conversations I've had backstage as well. I am confident that will happen.”
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