According to UFC President Dana White, the promotion is working to organize a fight between two rated welterweights, Leon Edwards and Colby Covington, with the winner of the fight to be the main contender for the division title.
“Considering what happened with Khamzat, we are now looking at Colby versus Leon,” White said in an interview with MMA Junkie. – “The winner of this fight will fight Usman.
It makes sense right now. It is this fight. Look, Leon took a fight with the guy in the 15th line of the rating, this is a real monster. No one else wanted to fight him. But he agreed to this fight. The fight was constantly broken, and now this is what happened. We shouldn’t leave him [Edwards], we should show him the respect he deserves. We will arrange a suitable fight for him. “
At the same time, White is not sure whether this fight will take place on March 13th or will be scheduled for a later date.
We will remind, yesterday it became known that Leon Edwards was left without a rival when Khamzat Chimaev for the second time decided to abandon the fight with the British, because he is still experiencing the consequences of the COVID-19 virus and cannot properly prepare for an important confrontation with a rating fighter.