The fighter Ronaldo Souza, who had to face Uriah Hall on Sunday at the gala UFC 249, has received a positive diagnosis at the COVID-19, Friday. The holding of the event, however, would not be threatened.
This is what has been revealed to the network, ESPN Hunter Campbell, the executive vice president and chief commercial officer of the UFC. The organization of mixed martial arts is one of the few to still hold events despite the outbreak of coronavirus, which is rampant.
Souza would have happened in Jacksonville, Florida, where the gala will take place on Wednesday. On-site, officials of the UFC, he would have learned that one of the members of his family was reached by the virus. Asymptomatic and previously isolated, the Brazilian was also tested positive two days later.
The State of Florida has approved the continuation of the gala in spite of this case. Souza would not have been in contact with other athletes during his brief stint in Jacksonville.