October 5, 2022

After months of hypothesis, it has lastly been confirmed that UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman will defend his title towards British fighter Leon Edwards.

The struggle, which can happen at UFC 278 on August 20 at Vivint Enviornment in Salt Lake Metropolis, ends any hope of Conor McGregor getting a welterweight title shot on his return from damage.

Usman vs. Edwards 2 was made official throughout the UFC 275 broadcast

McGregor is closing in on full fitness after suffering a catastrophic leg injury last year

McGregor is closing in on full health after struggling a catastrophic leg damage final yr

‘Infamous’ suffered a fractured tibia and fibula at UFC 264 in July 2021 however is now closing in on a return to motion and has been ramping up his coaching classes in latest weeks.

The 33-year-old has publicly known as for a struggle with Usman regardless of the very fact he has no actual historical past at welterweight, is on a two-fight shedding streak, and coming off a nasty damage.

At one level, it regarded like a struggle between Usman and McGregor may truly occur.

Former UFC fighter Chael Sonnen claimed Edwards had been provided cash to surrender his title shot and permit ‘Mystic Mac’ to leap the queue.

Englishman Edwards responded to the hearsay by tweeting: “Chael, what the f*** you on about?”

‘The American Gangster’ was means off as Edwards lastly has a date for his overdue title struggle.

And McGregor is being lined up for a scrap with Michael Chandler following his epic knockout win over Tony Ferguson at UFC 274 final month.

Jiri Prochazka captured the light-heavyweight title later that evening

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Jiri Prochazka captured the light-heavyweight title later that night


The previous dual-weight champion doesn’t appear bothered that he’s missed out on a shot and a 3rd UFC title and is as an alternative intent on celebrating the UFC’s latest champion.

Jiri Prochazka picked up the light-heavyweight title with a last-minute submission win over Glover Teixeira final evening at UFC 275 and McGregor couldn’t be happier for him, as they share the identical administration firm.

“Paradigm’s Sports activities NEWEST! And the Czech Republic’s FIRST! UFC World Champion! The indomitable samurai, Jiri Prochazka! What a struggle! What a efficiency! Enormous congrats,” McGregor wrote on social media.  

McGregor loved seeing his fellow Paradigm fighter win

McGregor liked seeing his fellow Paradigm fighter win

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