There was no third time lucky for one of the most hotly anticipated fights in the promotion. UFC chief Dana White said Edwards will still fight, with a change of opponent.
Edwards was first scheduled to fight one of the most talked-about up-and-comers in the UFC back in December, but the Jamaican-born British fighter contracted coronavirus.
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It was re-booked for a month later, but then the undefeated 9-0 Chimaev himself contracted the disease, and the Chechen-born welterweight is still recovering for the disease.
Edwards has been prevented from capitalising on an eight-fight win streak due to the disease, but has been promised a new opponent for March 13.
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