Leon Edwards says UFC has turned down his offer to fight Chiesa or Magni

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Despite Leon Edwards’ desire to stay on the card of the tournament, which will be held on January 20th, the UFC does not want to give him such an opportunity.

Recall that this month Edwards (18-3 MMA, 10-2 UFC) was supposed to fight with the organization’s upstream prospect Khamzat Chimaev, but their fight was eventually canceled as the Swede was unable to properly recover from the coronavirus.

Considering that Leon had not fought for over a year, he suggested that the UFC split the octagon with Michael Chiesa or Neil Magni, who were originally co-headliners of the upcoming event, after which he was ready to fight Chimaev, but the leadership of the promotion did not support this idea, preferring to postpone battle of Edwards and Khamzat at a later date.

“I offered to fight Neal or Kiesa in the main event on January 20th, and then immediately with Chimaev, but the UFC was against it,” Edwards wrote in an Instagram post.

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