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Neil Magny reacts to Khamzat Chimaev vs. Leon Edwards booking

UFC welterweight contender Neil Magny has reacted to a newly confirmed matchup between Khamzat Chimaev and Leon Edwards. Chimaev, the hottest prospect in MMA at present, and Edwards, the UFC’s …read more

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Khamzat Chimaev vs. Leon Edwards betting odds released

The opening betting odds have been released for the upcoming welterweight main event between Khamzat Chimaev and Leon Edwards. Chimaev is one of the hottest fighters in the sport right …read more

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Leon Edwards Booked vs. Khamzat Chimaev Dec. 19, Reinstated in UFC Welterweight Rankings

It appears that the Ultimate Fighting Championship got what it wanted from Leon Edwards after all. …read more

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Leon Edwards vs. Khamzat Chimaev Set to Headline Dec. 19 Event

Khamzat Chimaev finally has his next opponent in what will be a massive leap in competition for him in Leon “Rocky” Edwards. There has been no hotter prospect in 2020 …read more

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Leon Edwards vs. Khamzat Chimaev headlines UFC event on December 19

A highly-anticipated welterweight bout between Leon Edwards and Khamzat Chimaev is set to headline a UFC event on December 19 in Las Vegas. As replayed by ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, UFC …read more

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Booked Against Khamzat Chimaev on Dec. 19, UFC Reinstates Leon Edwards on Welterweight Rankings

It appears that the Ultimate Fighting Championship got what it wanted from Leon Edwards after all. …read more

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Sources: Edwards vs. Chimaev set for December

The UFC has booked Leon Edwards to face Khamzat Chimaev in a welterweight bout on Dec. 19, sources tell ESPN’s Ariel Helwani. …read more

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White: Edwards vs. Chimaev is a done deal, ‘Rocky’ returned to rankings

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The UFC president recently revealed that, following Edwards’ removal from the UFC rankings, he’s accepted a fight against Khamzat Chimaev. Leon Edwards has his …read more

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UFC books Leon Edwards vs. Khamzat Chimaev, expected to headline Dec. 19

Khamzat Chimaev’s next fight will provide definitive answers about just how good the undefeated UFC prospect is.
After promises from UFC president Dana White to book Chimaev in a main event …read more

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Dana White: Deal done to book Leon Edwards vs. Khamzat Chimaev for future UFC card

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It appears as if Khamzat Chimaev will get his wish to swim with one of the top dogs in the welterweight division.
On Friday, UFC …read more

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UFC Removes Leon Edwards From Welterweight Rankings Due to Inactivity

The Ultimate Fighting Championship appears to be playing hardball with top welterweight contender Leon Edwards. …read more

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Edwards Responds To Rankings Removal, Calls Out Chimaev

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It was recently reported that top Welterweight contender Leon Edwards was removed from the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) rankings due …read more

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Leon Edwards fires back over UFC rankings, sends message to Khamzat Chimaev, who quickly responds

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Leon Edwards has responded to the news that he’s being pulled from the UFC rankings due to inactivity.
News spread on Thursday that the British welterweight …read more

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Khamzat Chimaev accepts challenge from Leon Edwards: “Let’s go”

UFC prospect Khamzat Chimaev has accepted a challenge from top welterweight Leon Edwards after “Rocky” called him out on Twitter. Edwards was removed from the UFC rankings due to inactivity …read more

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Leon Edwards removed from UFC rankings due to inactivity

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The welterweight contender hasn’t fought since July 2019. UFC welterweight contender Leon Edwards has been out of action for all …read more

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Leon Edwards confirms UFC removed him from welterweight rankings because of inactivity

Looks like it’s back to square one for Leon Edwards.
That’s because Edwards, previously the No. 3 UFC welterweight, has been removed from the promotion’s official rankings.
On various UFC platforms Thursday, …read more

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Leon Edwards removed from UFC rankings

Streaking UFC welterweight contender Leon Edwards has been removed from the promotion’s official rankings. Edwards is currently on an eight-fight win-streak in the perilous UFC welterweight division, highlighted by victories …read more

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Leon Edwards offers piece of advice to Khamzat Chimaev

Streaking UFC welterweight contender Leon Edwards has some advice for Khamzat Chimaev, who has recently made many high-profile callouts. Chimaev is easily the most hyped prospect in MMA at present, …read more

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Khamzat Chimaev chimes in on Stephen Thompson-Leon Edwards exchange: “Are you gonna fight or no?”

Khamzat Chimaev has now chimed in on Stephen Thompson and Leon Edwards’ recent Twitter feud. In the past couple of days, Thompson has been asking Edwards to fight, yet the …read more

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Leon Edwards calls out Gilbert Burns for No. 1 contender fight now that title bout delayed

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With the 170-pound title fight between Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns delayed until sometime in 2021, Leon Edwards is trying to shoot his shot.
The top-five …read more

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Stephen Thompson responds to snub from Leon Edwards

Stephen Thompson has now responded to a recent snub from fellow top-10 welterweight contender Leon Edwards. Late last month, Thompson, who is known as one of the nicest guys in …read more

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Leon Edwards offers piece of advice to Khamzat Chimaev

Streaking UFC welterweight contender Leon Edwards has some advice for Khamzat Chimaev, who has recently made many high-profile callouts. Chimaev is easily the most hyped prospect in MMA at present, …read more

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Leon Edwards Wants Gilbert Burns In December To Determine Number One Contender

With Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns no longer happening in December, Leon Edwards believes he should fight the Brazilian to determine the number one contender. Edwards and Burns have jawed …read more

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Leon Edwards brushes off 'Wonderboy,' lobbies for Gilbert Burns after UFC 256 title scratch

Leon Edwards wants Gilbert Burns to put his No. 1 contender position on the line now that he’s not getting a title shot at UFC 256.
Burns (19-3 MMA, 12-3 UFC) …read more

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Leon Edwards Uninterested In Fighting Thompson Or Chimaev

Leon Edwards has joined Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson in the “uninterested in fighting Khamzat Chimaev” camp, and Edwards is not too keen on fighting Thompson, either. Leon Edwards has been open …read more

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Leon Edwards responds to callout from ‘Wonderboy’

Surging UFC welterweight contender Leon Edwards isn’t particularly interested in a fight with Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson. Edwards, who fights out of Birmingham, UK, is currently on an eight-fight unbeaten run …read more

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Leon Edwards not interested in ‘Wonderboy’ fight, tells Khamzat Chimaev to ‘beat someone in the top f**king 25’ first

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Leon Edwards only has a certain number of opponents who interest him, and Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson and Khamzat Chimaev are not on the list.
After winning …read more

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‘He’s spreading hate’, Leon Edwards discusses Colby Covington’s recent racist comments

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UFC welterweight Leon Edwards calls for fights with Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington. UFC welterweight Leon Edwards (18-3) currently …read more

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Leon Edwards says Jorge Masvidal turned him down for Nate Diaz rematch

UFC welterweight contender Leon Edwards claims that superstar Jorge Masvidal spurned a potential fight against him in favor of Nate Diaz. Edwards and Masvidal have been connected to a potential …read more

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Lonely Edwards Rejected By ‘Gamebred’

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight contender Leon Edwards has won eight straight fights in the stacked 170-pound weight class and …read more

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Leon Edwards relishes chance to silence ‘racist’ Colby Covington, claims Jorge Masvidal turned down fight

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Leon Edwards is looking for a fight.
The top-five ranked welterweight contender has anxiously awaited a UFC booking ever since his main event showdown against former …read more

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Leon Edwards will return better than ever after 'frustrating' UFC hiatus, vows brother Fabian

While the UFC moves ahead with its fight schedule and contenders vie for position in each weight class, one man has found himself on the outside, looking in.
Welterweight contender Leon …read more

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Chimaev calls out Wonderboy, tells him to ‘leave Leon [Edwards] alone’

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Surging UFC welterweight and middleweight prospect Khamzat Chimaev says he’s fighting Stephen Thompson next. Undefeated UFC prospect Khamzat Chimaev is looking for another quick …read more

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Israel Adesanya, Leon Edwards and other Black athletes call out Colby Covington’s ‘racist’ and ‘disgusting’ comments

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Colby Covington is no stranger to making controversial statements, but the always-outspoken welterweight has received a lot of blowback in the wake of comments he …read more

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Khamzat Chimaev tells Stephen Thompson, ‘leave Leon Edwards alone,’ issues own challenge

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Khamzat Chimaev decided to step on Stephen Thompson’s first ever social media callout on Tuesday.
Earlier in the day, “Wonderboy” doubled down on his …read more

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‘Man that felt weird’ - Wonderboy makes first Twitter call out

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Top ranked welterweight Stephen Thompson is hoping to get a fight with Leon Edwards. So much so that he’s even willing to go so …read more

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Former UFC title challenger Stephen Thompson pivots for Leon Edwards callout

It seems Stephen Thompson changed his mind.
The former UFC welterweight title challenger posted on Twitter on Tuesday to call out top contender Leon Edwards. If the callout comes as a …read more

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Stephen Thompson makes “first Twitter call out ever” to Leon Edwards

UFC welterweight contender Stephen Thompson made his “first Twitter call out ever” when he requested a fight against Leon Edwards. Thompson, who is generally regarded as MMA’s resident ‘nice guy,’ …read more

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Stephen Thompson Issues Nice Guy Call Out Of Leon Edwards

Stephen Thompson has called out Leon Edwards. Thompson, who is considered one of the nicest fighters in MMA, has taken to social media to call out the Englishman. “Wonderboy” is …read more

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Leon Edwards blasts “racist scumbag” Colby Covington, wants to fight him in December

UFC welterweight contender Leon Edwards blasted “racist scumbag” Colby Covington following his TKO win over Tyron Woodley at UFC Vegas 11. Covington defeated Woodley via fifth-round stoppage in a lopsided …read more

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Leon Edwards wants fight with 'racist scumbag' Colby Covington in December

Leon Edwards wants to get his hands on Colby Covington.
The British welterweight contender took to Twitter early Sunday to call out Covington after his win over former champion Tyron Woodley …read more

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Michael Chiesa welcomes fight with Leon Edwards: “I like that fight a lot”

Rising UFC welterweight contender Michael Chiesa is willing to step into the Octagon with the division’s No. 3-ranked fighter, Leon Edwards. Edwards is currently on a fantastic eight-fight win-streak, but …read more

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Ben Askren shares some advice for Leon Edwards

Ben Askren has some advice for UFC welterweight contender Leon Edwards, who is struggling to get a big opportunity despite an eight-fight win-streak. Edwards, who currently holds the No. 3 …read more

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Stephen Thompson not interested in Leon Edwards, but welcomes Nick Diaz fight

Stephen Thompson has yet to be booked for a fight in 2020, but he’s eager to compete.
Thompson (15-4-1 MMA, 10-4-1 UFC) is coming off a unanimous decision win over the …read more

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Leon Edwards guarantees he will fight in 2020, hopes to fight “big name” Nick Diaz

Leon Edwards says he will fight in 2020 and hopes that bout will be against a big name like Nick Diaz. Edwards was expected to fight in March at UFC …read more

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Stephen Thompson not sold on Nick Diaz’s return, sends ‘NMF’ callout to Leon Edwards

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Stephen Thompson is all healed up and eyeing a November return to the octagon.
With the ever-evolving state of the welterweight division, “Wonderboy” knows he has …read more

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Diaz fires back at Edwards over BMF title diss: You got ‘punked’ by Masvidal

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Nate Diaz says Leon Edwards should keep his opinions to himself after getting ‘punked’ by Jorge Masvidal at UFC London. Nate Diaz didn’t take …read more

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Stephen Thompson admits Leon Edwards is “the scariest” guy in the division, but isn’t interested in fighting him

Stephen Thompson believes Leon Edwards is the scariest guy in the division but isn’t interested in fighting him for his next fight. After it was reported that Jorge Masvidal and …read more

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Nate Diaz takes aim at Leon Edwards after Brit's 'BMF' title criticism

From time to time, Nate Diaz will jump in and remind everyone that there’s a pecking order in the UFC.
Jorge Masvidal opted to rematch Diaz over facing Leon Edwards, leading …read more

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Leon Edwards issues searing response to Nate Diaz diss

UFC welterweight contender Leon Edwards has issued a searing response to a recent dig from fellow welterweight star Nate Diaz. Earlier this week, Birmingham’s Edwards took a shot at fellow …read more

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Leon Edwards Intrigued By Potential Nick Diaz Matchup

Daniel Cormier put it out there that he’d be interested in seeing Leon Edwards welcome back Nick Diaz to the UFC. Now, “Rocky” has chimed in on the possibility. It …read more

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Leon Edwards would love to welcome Nick Diaz back: 'That fight looks fantastic'

Add Leon Edwards to the list of fighters that want to face Nick Diaz.
After Diaz’s manager told ESPN that Diaz is targeting a 2021 return, Edwards (18-3 MMA, 10-2 UFC) …read more

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Daniel Cormier Believes Nick Diaz Should Fight Leon Edwards In A Title Eliminator Bout

Daniel Cormier believes Leon Edwards is the perfect opponent for Nick Diaz’s return. Recently, Diaz’s manager came out and said Diaz is 100 percent fighting next year and Cormier believes …read more

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Leon Edwards explains why Nick Diaz matchup makes sense

Leon Edwards believes he should be given the task of welcoming former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz back to the Octagon. Edwards is on an impressive eight-fight win-streak and currently …read more

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Morning Report: Leon Edwards ‘over’ Jorge Masvidal bout, says it’s “on site” when he sees him

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It seems that Leon Edwards has given up on the goal of fighting Jorge Masvidal in a cage, so instead, he may have to force …read more

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Nate Diaz slams Leon Edwards and takes a shot at Khabib Nurmagomedov: “You guys are in last place now”

Nate Diaz is not a fan of Leon Edwards or Khabib Nurmagomedov and he made that clear on social media. Diaz and Nurmagomedov have had a feud for quite some …read more

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Chael Sonnen shares some advice for UFC welterweight standouts Leon Edwards and Neil Magny

Former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen has shared some advice for perennial welterweight contenders Leon Edwards and Neil Magny. Despite being on an impressive eight-fight win streak, the Birmingham native …read more

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