(Up to date at 10:50 p.m. on Thursday, June 4, 2020, with report that the take a look at was being given once more in case of a false optimistic.)
An individual anticipated to nook at UFC 250 on Saturday has examined optimistic for COVID-19.
Based on a supply near the state of affairs, a cornerman for Ian Heinisch has examined optimistic for COVID-19. Because of this, Heinisch was faraway from his UFC 250 bout in opposition to Gerald Meerschaert for precautionary causes.
A number of sources instructed MMA Junkie the optimistic take a look at was trigger for concern amongst quite a few different athletes and groups on the bottom, particularly fighters who had lately been round Heinisch. The UFC was unavailable for remark on the time of publication.
However later, it was reported that the individual was being examined a second time to see if the primary take a look at was a false optimistic.
The occasion and its previous battle week at the moment is being overseen by the Nevada Athletic Fee. Contact tracing is a part of the NAC’s lately instated COVID-19 security protocols, ought to somebody throughout the closed system take a look at optimistic, and could possibly be key in assessing if some other athletes ought to face precautionary measures.
Heinisch’s cornerman is the primary recognized optimistic UFC take a look at since Ronaldo Souza and his staff examined optimistic throughout UFC 249 battle week in Might.
With Heinisch out, his initially scheduled opponent Gerald Meerschaert now fights UFC newcomer Anthony Ivy.
UFC 250 takes place Saturday on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The principle card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and early prelims on UFC Battle Cross/ESPN+.