Jacare Souza pulled from UFC 249 after positive COVID-19 test

UFC middleweight Jacare Souza and two of his cornermen has tested positive for COVID-19 and therefore his UFC 249 battle with Uriah Hall has been canceled.

Brazilian-born Souza was supposed to fight American Uriah Hall at UFC 249, which was originally scheduled for April 18 in New York but postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.

“UFC’s medical team examined Souza and his two cornermen and found them to be currently asymptomatic, or not exhibiting the common symptoms of COVID-19,” UFC said in a statement.

“All three men have left the host hotel and will be self-isolating off premises, where UFC’s medical team will monitor their conditions remotely and will provide assistance with any necessary treatment.”

After the news was announced, Hall wished Souza well in his recovery on Twitter.

UFC is stating that there are no other fighters infected with the coronavirus and the show will go on with 11 bouts.

Source: www.skysports.com

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