Leon Edwards and former UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley were supposed to meet in the main event of UFC Fight Night London, but the event would get relocated and eventually postponed due to the coronavirus.
The fighter says that he is devastated by losing the opportunity to fight the former UFC Welterweight Champion.
“This is one the biggest fights of my career; I’ve been dreaming of headlining in my hometown, in my home country, since the start of MMA,” Edwards said on Ariel Helwani’s Instagram Show (via Danny Segura of MMA Junkie). “So to get an opportunity to headline London and to have it taken away from me, I was devastated all day Sunday, yesterday. I was devastated. I’ve worked for 10 weeks, I spent a lot of money in camp. I was fit, I was ready, I was focused, and I was ready to go. To have it taken away from me last minute – I just had to do the weight cut – and have it taken away from me, I was just devastated.”
Woodley has shown an interest in fighting somebody other than Edwards now that their bout has been postponed, but Edwards would still like the opportunity to fight him.
“At the end of the day, he didn’t want to fight me,” Edwards said. “He’s made every excuse in the book to not want to fight me. He knows what’s going to happen, you know what I mean? As soon as he got the opportunity to run, he ran straight away. This fight is not going nowhere. Hopefully it gets rescheduled. Hopefully again back in London, in my home country, so I can show the world that I am the best in the world.”
There is no word yet on what's next for any of the fighters who were set to compete at UFC Fight Night London, as UFC officials haven't issued any statement on that at this time.