Chimaev OUT of Edwards fight due to Covid again!

https://twitter.com/bokamotoESPN/status/1360010403355320324

The UFC's highly anticipated welterweight matchup between Leon Edwards and Khamzat Chimaev on March 13 is off. Again.

UFC president Dana White told ESPN on Thursday that Chimaev was forced to withdraw from the bout due to lingering physical effects caused by COVID-19.

This is the third time the bout has fallen through. The two were supposed to fight on Dec. 19, but Edwards pulled out with COVID-19. Chimaev withdrew from a rescheduled date of Jan. 20 for the same reason.

White told ESPN the promotion will have to move on from the matchup while Chimaev recovers. Edwards is expected to book a different opponent and potentially move to a new date.

https://www.espn.com/mma/story/_/id/30882760/khamzat-chimaev-leon-edwards-due-covid-19-dana-white-says

Michael Chiesa!!

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PoundFoolish -

Michael Chiesa!!

Might happen. Chimaev vs. Edwards could become the next Khabib vs. Ferguson.

Sucks man.  Hope he recovers and takes however long he needs.

Covid pneumonia is no joke.  The lungs look beyond wrecked on imaging 

All lip no walk

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Damn. Hope he can come back.

Not a good look.

The fucked up part about this is that Leon said he would take another fight after Chimaev pulled out the last time, but Dana just said no no, just reschedule. He has gone a long time without a fight.

Hopefully they give him a replacement this time.

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Rahjai MD -

Sucks man.  Hope he recovers and takes however long he needs.

Covid pneumonia is no joke.  The lungs look beyond wrecked on imaging 

Washington Capitals' goalie Ilya Samsonov has been out for weeks. He's 23 and he says the virus really fucked him up.

The last few weeks have not been fun for Capitals goalie Ilya Samsonov. Samsonov tested positive for the coronavirus in January which led to him and three other players being placed on the NHL's COVID-19 protocol-related absence list. For many, this just means being stuck at home and not being able to train on the ice. But while in quarantine, Samsonov dealt with symptoms of the coronavirus which he described on Monday.T

"There were a few days that were challenging for me," Samsonov said through an interpreter. "Had trouble breathing for a little bit there, and walking a bit. Couple days where I felt pretty sick, but I’m starting to feel better and I’m at the point now where I feel comfortable.”

https://www.nbcsports.com/washington/capitals/ilya-samsonov-says-he-had-difficulty-breathing-and-walking-his-bout-coronavirus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GugsCdLHm-Q

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Watch them match him up with some scrub and suddenly he's good to go and it must have been a misunderstanding. Ha! 

this fight is never happening

Winston Wolf -

this fight is never happening

You right, at least where it matters, if Leon takes another fight. Leon should get a title fight if he wins his next. So this fight happening would rely on Leon getting the belt (doubt it) and Khamzat continuing to win. Long shot is they both lose fights and meet on the come back up.

Matchups need no sense tho I guess, considering what we commonly see these days. Who knows in the end.

Chiesa or Wonderboy! 

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Leon should get a replacement, hope Chimaev gets better soon

3 fights in 65 days, now can’t show up for months. If he has Covid wish him well recovery, but don’t keep pushing the date back if you aren’t 100

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This fight just isn't meant to be, just like Khabib vs Tony

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ThatsHowIRoll -

All lip no walk

Anybody?

multiculturaljoseph -

Damn. Hope he can come back.

Not a good look.

What, his rat lip. 

I Got it 7.5 months ago. Lungs still trashed.