Legendary fighter Ronaldo Souza has tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus as UFC 249 has been left in disarray following the development.
SunSport reports that Souza who was earlier billed to clash with Uriah Hall has been pulled from the cards as the bout is cancelled.
It was gathered that the Brazilian fighter earlier met a couple of people where he attended conferences as well as the weigh-in on Friday, May 8.
UFC 249 is being headlined by an epic showdown between Tony Ferguson’s and Justin Gaethje.
A UFC statement said: “UFC’s medical team examined Souza and his two cornermen and found them to be currently asymptomatic.
“As per UFC’s health and safety protocols, 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.”
Souza’s news has thrown a big blow to UFC which was about taking advantage of the opportunity that other sports are currently sidelined.