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Khamzat Chimaev issues bold statement ahead of UFC return: “I’m the champ here”

Khamzat Chimaev has issued a bold statement ahead of his proposed UFC return, this while taking a shot at reigning welterweight champ Kamaru Usman. Chimaev (9-0 MMA) has been one …read more

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I thought it was cancer - Chimaev gives update on COVID-19 recovery

Undefeated prospect Khamzat Chimaev is on the road to recovery after battling a severe case of COVID-19. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

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Posted on March 30, 2021, 2:16 pm By
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Chimaev Gives Positive Update, Could Fight “Once A Week” Upon Return

Khamzat Chimaev has provided very promising news about the progress of his recovery from COVID-19. Undefeated UFC prospect Khamzat Chimaev has not been able to display his skills in 2021 …read more

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Khamzat Chimaev admits initial cancer fears after COVID issues caused him to cough up blood

Khamzat Chimaev reveals that he had a massive health scare when battling from the long-term effects of COVID-19.
Chimaev (9-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) has been suffering from lingering effects of COVID-19 …read more

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Posted on March 29, 2021, 2:16 pm By
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Khamzat Chimaev reveals he thought he had cancer when he coughed up blood

UFC welterweight prospect Khamzat Chimaev revealed he thought he had cancer when he coughed up blood after a training session in Las Vegas. Chimaev was supposed to fight Leon Edwards …read more

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Khamzat Chimaev plots July return, but potential opponent Neil Magny may not wait

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Highly touted UFC welterweight Khamzat Chimaev won’t retire; instead, he’s plotting a return to action later this year.
The 26-year-old Chechen …read more

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Khamzat Chimaev Targets Alligators, Sharks, & Magny In That Order

After announcing his impending return to competition yesterday, Khamzat Chimaev is now putting more earthly creatures on his smashing radar, including ranked UFC welterweight Neil Magny. Khamzat Chimaev is geared …read more

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Neil Magny shuts down Khamzat Chimaev’s request to fight in July

UFC welterweight contender Neil Magny shut down Khamzat Chimaev’s request to fight in July, saying that Chimaev should get healthy first. Chimaev announced this week that he will be returning …read more

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Khamzat Chimaev eyes July return against Neil Magny, plans to train with alligators

Khamzat Chimaev is planning to return to the Octagon in July and will have a unique training style in preparation for it. After Chimaev was forced out of his March …read more

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Chimaev targets July return, eyes fighting Magny

UFC welterweight contender Khamzat Chimaev is targeting a return to competition in July, according to his manager. …read more

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Posted on March 24, 2021, 10:46 pm By
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Khamzat Chimaev Ends Retirement With Enthusiastic Announcement

Khamzat Chimaev wants UFC middleweights, welterweights, and perhaps every fighter on the active roster to know that they are not safe just yet. Undefeated phenom Khamzat Chimaev was the consensus …read more

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Posted on March 24, 2021, 1:16 pm By
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Khamzat Chimaev says he’s “coming back to smash everybody”

Khamzat Chimaev is ready to return. After Chimaev was forced out of his March 13 main event fight against Leon Edwards, he announced his retirement from MMA. He was dealing …read more

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Kevin Holland doubles down on Khamzat Chimaev COVID remarks, details hotel lobby run-in

LAS VEGAS – Kevin Holland doesn’t regret his comments towards Khamzat Chimaev’s COVID-19 case – not one bit.
Chimaev was hit hard by the virus, which twice forced him to withdraw …read more

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What’s next for Leon Edwards and Belal Muhammad after UFC Vegas 21?

In the main event of UFC Vegas 21, a pivotal welterweight bout headlined the card as Leon Edwards took on Belal Muhammad. Originally, Edwards was supposed to face Khamzat Chimaev, …read more

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Poke Man, Go (Away)

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was in dire need of a welterweight opponent when Khamzat Chimaev was forced …read more

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Dana White has cast doubt regarding the potential return of Khamzat Chimaev: “I don’t know how this is going to play out”

UFC President Dana White is no longer fully optimistic that fight fans will get to see Khamzat Chimaev compete inside the Octagon again. Chimaev (9-0 MMA) has been one of …read more

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Leon Edwards facing his own destiny in UFC Vegas 21 headliner

After past bout schedulings against Khamzat Chimaev fell out, no. 3 ranked UFC welterweight contender Leon Edwards finally makes his return to the octagon after nearly two years away from …read more

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Dana White: 'I don't know how this is going to play out' with Khamzat Chimaev

The only thing that appears to be certain about Khamzat Chimaev is that his fighting future is uncertain.
That’s because Chimaev can’t shake the effects of COVID-19, which he contracted last …read more

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Posted on March 13, 2021, 12:46 am By
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Rankings Review: Sean Brady shoves Khamzat Chimaev out of the Top 15

It might be an understatement to say the UFC has some questionable rankings.  You would expect rankings to be questionable as they are subjective; however, in this column, I will …read more

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Posted on March 11, 2021, 11:46 pm By
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Leon Edwards calls Colby Covington a ‘coward’ for turning down fight, addresses Khamzat Chimaev’s future

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If he had it his way, Leon Edwards would probably prefer to forget 2020 ever happened.
Originally scheduled to compete in a …read more

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White: Chimaev isn’t listening to doctors, ‘has no patience whatsoever’

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Dana White says Khamzat Chimaev keeps trying to train despite the doctors’ orders to rest. Khamzat Chimaev recently suggested that …read more

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Dana White’s Tone On Khamzat Chimaev’s Status Takes A Sharp Turn

Dana White isn’t as convinced about Khamzat Chimaev’s future in the UFC as he sounded just a couple of days ago.  2020 breakout star Khamzat Chimaev shocked the world when …read more

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Dana White’s Tone On Khamzat Chimaev’s Status Takes A Sharp Turn

Dana White isn’t as convinced about Khamzat Chimaev’s future in the UFC as he sounded just a couple of days ago.  2020 breakout star Khamzat Chimaev shocked the world when …read more

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Dana White uncertain about Khamzat Chimaev’s fighting future: “I don’t know what he’s going to do”

Dana White doesn’t know what Khamzat Chimaev’s fighting future looks like. This past week, Chimaev took to Instagram where he appeared to announce his retirement from MMA. He still has …read more

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Khamzat Chimaev became “depressed” and “frightened” after coughing up blood, details brother

The brother of UFC welterweight contender Khamzat Chimaev says the Russian star became “depressed” and “frightened” after coughing up blood. Chimaev was one of the UFC’s breakout stars in 2020. …read more

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Anthony Smith sympathizes with Khamzat Chimaev’s emotional struggles: “He’s used to being a f*cking killer”

Former UFC light heavyweight title challenger Anthony Smith can relate to the recent emotional struggles of Khamzat Chimaev. Chimaev (9-0 MMA) recently shocked fight fans by announcing his retirement from …read more

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Anthony Smith relates to Khamzat Chimaev’s struggles: ‘He’s used to being a f*cking killer’

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One-time title challenger Anthony Smith has never struggled with COVID-19 like Khamzat Chimaev, but he relates to the struggle of recovery. …read more

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The A-Side Live Chat: Ciryl Gane’s big win, UFC 259 preview, Khamzat Chimaev’s future, more

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For this episode, Alexander K. Lee steps in for host José Youngs to join Alex Savas and E. Casey Leydon …read more

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Kadyrov Sending Chimaev Back To Chechnya

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UFC welterweight sensation Khamzat Chimaev, who also wrecked shop at 185 pounds, was ready to call it quits this week, …read more

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Posted on March 2, 2021, 10:16 pm By
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Khamzat Chimaev says he’s done; Chechen leader and Dana White say he’s not retiring

In the space of 24 hours, rising UFC star Khamzat Chimaev indicated that he was done fighting, but then was talked into continuing on by controversial Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov. …read more

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Ramzan Kadyrov: Khamzat Chimaev not retiring, will return to Chechnya soon to rehab and train

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The saga of Khamzat Chimaev’s future has now taken a political turn, with Chechnyan head of state Ramzan Kadyrov assuring …read more

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Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov says he steered UFC's Khamzat Chimaev away from retirement

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov says a phone conversation with Khamzat Chimaev on Monday struck a chord with the UFC fighter who had seemingly hinted at retirement on Instagram earlier that …read more

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Ramzan Kadyrov, head of Chechen Republic, claims he convinced UFC’s Khamzat Chimaev not to retire

Ramzan Kadyrov, the head of the Chechen Republic, says he has convinced UFC star Khamzat Chimaev not to retire from mixed martial arts. Chimaev, a native of the Chechen Republic …read more

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‘He ain’t quitting’, Dana White responds to Khamzat Chimaev’s retirement message

Khamzat Chimaev before he fought Gerald Meerschaert at the UFC APEX. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

UFC President Dana White discusses Khamzat Chimaev’s …read more

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Dana White Responds To Khamzat Chimaev’s “Retirement” Announcement

Dana White has come forward to assure the public that Khamzat Chimaev is not going anywhere. On Monday, UFC breakout star Khamzat Chimaev published an Instagram post that seemed to …read more

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Posted on March 2, 2021, 12:16 pm By
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Dana White Denies Khamzat Chimaev’s Retirement Following Cryptic Social Media Post

Lingering effects from COVID-19 continue to take their toll on Khamzat Chimaev. …read more

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Dana White Responds To Khamzat Chimaev’s “Retirement” Announcement

Dana White has come forward to assure the public that Khamzat Chimaev is not going anywhere. On Monday, UFC breakout star Khamzat Chimaev published an Instagram post that seemed to …read more

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Dana White reacts after UFC star Khamzat Chimaev retires from MMA

Dana White has weighed in after budding UFC star Khamzat Chimaev announced his sudden retirement from mixed martial arts. Chimaev (9-0 MMA) has been one of many unfortunate victims of …read more

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Khamzat Chimaev Appears To Announce His Retirement From MMA

Khamzat Chimaev has seemingly just announced his retirement from the sport of MMA. In an Instagram post released Monday evening, Khamzat Chimaev apparently called it a career after nine fights …read more

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Khamzat Chimaev appears to announce retirement, but Dana White says star ‘emotional,’ will return

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Khamzat Chimaev appeared to announce his retirement from MMA three weeks after lingering COVID-19 symptoms forced him …read more

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Dana White: Khamzat Chimaev emotional but not retiring, expected to return in June

It seems Khamzat Chimaev may not be done fighting just yet, after all.
While a cryptic Instagram post Monday left doubt as to whether the fast-rising prospect would continue his octagon …read more

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Chimaev Says He’s Done, White Says Otherwise

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In a stunning turn of events no one saw coming, it appeared as if Khamzat Chimaev had retired from mixed …read more

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Khamzat Chimaev seemingly announces his retirement from MMA: “I think I’m done”

Khamzat Chimaev has apparently retired from MMA. Chimaev, who became a superstar in the UFC in 2020, was set to challenge Leon Edwards in December. However, the fight was postponed …read more

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Khamzat Chimaev Appears To Announce His Retirement From MMA

Khamzat Chimaev has seemingly just announced his retirement from the sport of MMA. In an Instagram post released Monday evening, Khamzat Chimaev apparently called it a career after nine fights …read more

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Khamzat Chimaev Provides Update On Status & Next Opponent

Things are looking promising for a Khamzat Chimaev return to action in a few months. 2020 breakout star Khamzat Chimaev was primed to make a big splash in 2021 when …read more

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Posted on March 1, 2021, 12:16 am By
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Khamzat Chimaev Provides Update On Status & Next Opponent

Things are looking promising for a Khamzat Chimaev return to action in a few months. 2020 breakout star Khamzat Chimaev was primed to make a big splash in 2021 when …read more

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Posted on February 28, 2021, 11:16 pm By
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Chimaev Wants To Give Magny Real Chechen Experience This June

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Undefeated UFC sensation Khamzat Chimaev is feeling better from his battle with COVID-19 and already targeting his Octagon return.
Chimaev, who …read more

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Posted on February 27, 2021, 7:16 pm By
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Khamzat Chimaev targets June return, eyes new opponent for UFC comeback

Khamzat Chimaev is on the road back to good health and already has an opponent in mind for his planned UFC comeback this June. Chimaev (9-0 MMA) has not competed …read more

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Khamzat Chimaev targets June return, warns Neil Magny to 'be ready'

Khamzat Chimaev appears to be back in good health after a severe case of COVID-19.
Chimaev (9-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) has spent the past several months dealing with the lingering effects …read more

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Kevin Holland praises Khamzat Chimaev for being 'very smart' about fights – well, not really

If there’s one thing UFC middleweight Kevin Holland showed in 2020, it’s that he’s willing to fight anyone, anytime. According to Holland, the same can’t be said for Khamzat Chimaev.
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Kevin Holland questions Khamzat Chimaev’s handling of COVID-19: ‘Don’t claim to have that heart if you ain’t got it’

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Kevin Holland has called out pretty much every name fighter in the vicinity of the 185-pound division and …read more

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Kevin Holland: Khamzat Chimaev is “very smart” for only taking “fights that make the most sense”

UFC middleweight contender Kevin Holland believes rising star Khamzat Chimaev has only been accepting matchups that “make sense” for him. Holland and Chimaev are two of the hottest young prospects …read more

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Report: Muhammad replaces Chimaev, fights Edwards on Mar. 13

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Belal Muhammad has filled in for Khamzat Chimaev to fight Leon Edwards in the UFC Vegas …read more

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BREAKING: Belal Muhammad Steps Up To Headline March 13 Card Against Leon Edwards

Leon Edwards will headline the March 13 event after all. Edwards was supposed to face Khamzat Chimaev, but the Swede was forced out of the fight due to lingering effects …read more

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Posted on February 18, 2021, 8:16 pm By
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Belal Muhammad replaces Khamzat Chimaev, faces Leon Edwards in new UFC main event on March 13

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Leon Edwards has a new opponent after Khamzat Chimaev was forced out of their scheduled fight on March 13.
Fresh off …read more

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BREAKING: Belal Muhammad Steps Up To Headline March 13 Card Against Leon Edwards

Leon Edwards will headline the March 13 event after all. Edwards was supposed to face Khamzat Chimaev, but the Swede was forced out of the fight due to lingering effects …read more

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Chael Sonnen slams top UFC welterweights for being “scared” of Khamzat Chimaev

Former fighter and MMA analyst Chael Sonnen believes the UFC’s top welterweights are all “scared” of rising prospect Khamzat Chimaev. The UFC welterweight top 5 is currently jam-packed with elite …read more

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Update On Khamzat Chimaev’s Status & The Extent Of His COVID Battle

There is an update on the status of Khamzat Chimaev as well the extent to which he was struggling with his recent coronavirus complications.  Khamzat Chimaev was forced to withdraw …read more

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Leon Edwards fires back at Colby Covington: 'Just stop being a b*tch and step up'

Leon Edwards still doesn’t have a fight booked, and his frustrations are beginning to show.
After his fight with Khamzat Chimaev fell through for the third time, Edwards (18-3 MMA, 10-2 …read more

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Editorial: UFC offering medical help to Khamzat Chimaev raises questions about other COVID-19 cases

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More than 50 UFC fighters have tested positive for COVID-19, why is only one getting special attention? …read more

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Posted on February 17, 2021, 1:16 pm By
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Update On Khamzat Chimaev’s Status & The Extent Of His COVID Battle

There is an update on the status of Khamzat Chimaev as well the extent to which he was struggling with his recent coronavirus complications.  Khamzat Chimaev was forced to withdraw …read more

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Khamzat Chimaev flying to Las Vegas to receive medical care, hopes to fight by June

Khamzat Chimaev is en route to Las Vegas to receive medical care for his lingering effects from COVID-19. After Chimaev got COVID-19, his fight against Leon Edwards on January 20 …read more

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Colby Covington shuts down potential Leon Edwards fight: 'I’m not doing charity for this guy'

Colby Covington is not interested in fighting Leon Edwards.
After Edwards’ fight with Khamzat Chimaev fell through for the third time last week, UFC president Dana White said he’s looking to …read more

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Colby Covington responds to rumored Leon Edwards fight

Colby Covington has responded to the rumors about a potential welterweight contender fight with Leon Edwards. Edwards was slated to return to the cage against unranked prospect Khamzat Chimaev in …read more

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Colby Covington Not Interested In ‘Charity Fight’ Against Leon Edwards

It appears Leon Edwards’ wait for his next bout will continue after Colby Covington has expressed a strong disinterest in fighting him. After Leon Edwards vs. Khamzat Chimaev was canceled …read more

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Colby Covington Not Interested In ‘Charity Fight’ Against Leon Edwards

It appears Leon Edwards’ wait for his next bout will continue after Colby Covington has expressed a strong disinterest in fighting him. After Leon Edwards vs. Khamzat Chimaev was canceled …read more

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