Matt Frevola received’t compete this Saturday at UFC on ESPN 11.
Frevola (8-1-1 MMA, 2-1-1 UFC) has been compelled out of his battle with Frank Camacho after revealing Thursday that his teammate and cornerman, UFC featherweight – Billy Quarantillo, examined constructive for COVID-19.
Though Frevola has examined unfavourable on two events since then, the UFC has determined it was finest for him to not compete.
Frevola issued a press release on his Instagram expressing his disappointment in regards to the information.
“The UFC has pulled me from my battle on account of one in every of my cornerman testing constructive for COVID-19. We did every little thing attainable to make this battle occur. They examined me twice and each outcomes got here again unfavourable. I additionally supplied proof of my constructive antibodies check from April 30th however the UFC didn’t need any legal responsibility or to threat it. Being that there’s a lack of information on the incubation interval and nonetheless so many unknowns concerning covid 19, they determined to drag me bc of the constructive check consequence from my teammate and brother, Billy Q. He’s been an enormous assist and supply of assist all through camp and I’ve no exhausting emotions. He’s 100% wholesome in the mean time and feels positive, so he have to be a symptomatic. This can be a Loopy state of affairs and every little thing occurs for a motive. I’m on weight and ready to the fullest. I used to be actually excited for this battle with Frank and advised him in the event that they discover him a brand new opponent for Saturday I might be rooting for him. If not, I’m keen to rebook this battle ASAP or when ever he desires. I’m sorry to everybody who was excited to look at me battle and helps me alongside this journey, I actually felt the love ❤️ ✊🏻. Can’t consider I’m the primary fighter to get 2 fights canceled on account of this virus (with out even having it) however I do know it has effected much more lives in worse methods 🙏🏻 . Determining the following transfer from right here and can maintain shifting ahead, that’s what we do! Must be booked to battle once more ASAP and hope the UFC continues to maintain me.”
Quarantillo competed almost three weeks in the past on Might 30 when he picked up a unanimous determination win over Spike Carlyle at UFC on ESPN 9. There have been no bulletins or stories of anybody concerned in that occasion testing constructive for the coronavirus till now.
Frevola hasn’t fought since final October and is coming off back-to-back wins over Jalin Turner and Luis Pena.
Camacho, in the meantime, will stay on the cardboard and can tackle short-notice newcomer Justin Jaynes (15-Four MMA, 0-Zero MMA), who will step in for his UFC debut trying to construct on a four-fight win streak.