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Leon Edwards fires back over UFC rankings, sends message to Khamzat Chimaev

Leon Edwards has responded to the news that he’s being pulled from the UFC rankings due to inactivity.

News spread on Thursday that the British welterweight on an eight-fight winning streak is out of the top-15 because he hasn’t competed since July 2019. Edwards originally was scheduled to compete in March in a main event fight against former champion Tyron Woodley, but the matchup was scrapped along with the entire card due to the coronavirus pandemic.

While Edwards did decline a short-notice title fight opportunity against welterweight champion Kamaru Usman — the last fighter to hold a win over him — in July, he’s largely waited for a higher-ranked opponent before making his return.