Magny says that he is frustrated with the fact that the fight with Chimaev didn’t materialize.
Edwards is ranked higher than Magny in the welterweight division rankings, with Magny at #9 and Edwards at #3.
The #9 ranked fighter believes that Chimaev accepted the fight with Edwards because Edwards was an easier match up when compared to him.
"The only thing I can possibly think of that caused this fight not to go through is (Chimaev's) team thought it was a better matchup for him," Magny said. "I'm not gonna sit there and toot my own horn and say that fighting a No. 8 guy is a better deal than fighting a No. 3 guy. But I'm pretty sure his team might've thought that Leon Edwards is the easier fight for him."