COVID-19 has struck again. This weekend’s UFC Fight Night main event, Curtis Blaydes vs. Derrick Lewis, has now been canceled after Blaydes tested positive for the coronavirus.
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Blaydes vs. Lewis was shaping up to be a heavyweight battle with serious implications for the division with Blaydes (#3) and Lewis (#5) both looking for an opportunity to climb the rankings and earn a title shot.
Here’s how The Body Lock’s Patrick Auger and Matthew Wells reacted to the news.
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As Wells explains, the NBA ran a full season without a positive test. It’s time for the UFC to consider all options if they want to keep its events intact.
In any case, a return to Fight Island is likely to happen in January, where the UFC was successful at managing COVID-19.
Jake Nichols is The Body Lock's Editor in Chief. Previously, he was the MMA Editor at RealSport.