Alexander Volkanovski has spoken out for the primary time since withdrawing from UFC 260.
The UFC featherweight champion was imagined to defend his 145lb strap in opposition to Brian Ortega on March 27.
Through the UFC Vegas 22 broadcast play-by-play commentator, Brendan Fitzgerald, introduced Volkanovski-Ortega had been postponed as a result of COVID-19 protocols. The combat is about to be re-scheduled for a later date.
Volkanovski took to social media to substantiate he has contracted COVID-19.
“So devastated to share that I’ve examined constructive for Covid and my combat is off and can be rescheduled,” Volkanovski wrote. “I examined damaging leaving Australia, damaging earlier than getting into the UFC bubble however my newest check was constructive. We have now labored so arduous preparing for this combat and I’m completely gutted this has occurred. We adopted each coverage and course of to stay covid free nevertheless it wasn’t meant to be this time. Due to everybody right here within the States to your help since arriving and everybody again house and world wide to your constructive messages. To my followers, I’m sure I’ll be bouncing again stronger than ever earlier than.” (Transcribed by BJPENN.com)
‘The Nice’ was final seen in motion when he made the primary defence of his featherweight championship at UFC 251 on ‘Struggle Island’ in July 2020.
Volkanovski secured a detailed and controversial split-decision victory over former titleholder, Max Holloway in a co-main occasion rematch.
The victory for Volkanovski was his second over Holloway following his crowning outing at UFC 245 in December of 2019.
The 32-year-old additionally holds a knockout win over multiple-time title challenger, Chad Mendes and a unanimous choice win over for featherweight nice Jose Aldo.
Ortega earned his second shot at UFC gold in spectacular trend.
‘T-Metropolis’ returned from a two-year sit to impressively outpoint ‘The Korean Zombie’ over 5 rounds in October 2020.
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