The UFC 251 headliner has been crashed by the coronavirus, as Gilbert Burns has tried positive for COVID-19 and is out of his session with welterweight champion Kamaru Usman.
Numerous individuals near the circumstance educated on Friday night that Burns (18-3 MMA, 12-3 UFC) has been pulled from his battle with Usman (16-1 MMA, 11-0 UFC), which happens one week from now in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. The battle is required to be rescheduled sometime in the not too distant future. The individuals mentioned obscurity on the grounds that the UFC presently can’t seem to make an official declaration.
Consumes went from Florida, where he prepared for UFC 251, to Las Vegas. The advancement is utilizing the city as a center point to send competitors abroad to Abu Dhabi, testing them for COVID-19 preceding flying out to the Middle East. Consumes’ test outcome returned positive, just as his sibling and cornerman, Herbert Burns, and mentor Greg Jones.
Updates on Burns’ certain COVID-19 test goes ahead the impact points of his Sanford MMA colleague, Aung La N Sang, uncovering he’d as of late tried positive.
Many ideas Usman would battle Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251, however when Masvidal’s agreement dealings turned sour, Burns, who has just gotten prevails upon Demian Maia and Tyron Woodley this year acknowledged an offer.
Two other title battles are booked for UFC 251: Featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski’s rematch with previous champ Max Holloway and the fight for the empty bantamweight belt between Jose Aldo and Petr Yan.