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Ian Heinisch forced out of UFC 250 due to cornerman screening positive for COVID-19
It looks like luck is not on Ian Heinisch‘s side and he’s been forced to withdraw from his UFC 250 bout with Gerald Meerschaert due to COVID-19-related issues. According to Aaron Bronsteter one of Heinisch’s cornermen has tested positive for COVID-19 and out of caution he’s been removed from Saturday’s card.
Per multiple sources, Ian Heinisch was forced to withdraw from UFC 250 for precautionary reasons because one of his corners tested positive for COVID-19.
— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) June 4, 2020
Heinisch had actually changed from his typical home gym, Factory X to Genesis Mixed Martial Arts in Colorado for this camp. There was no news at press time who on his team was flagged for the infection which forced a full around the world shutdown over the past couple of months.
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This is now the 4th individual to test positive for coronavirus given that the UFC started holding occasions gains. The first 3 people were from the first UFC Jacksonville card last month and consisted of figher, Jacare Souza and 2 of his cornermen. Souza was likewise eliminated from his battle however the UFC was extremely slammed after pictures and videos of Souza appeared revealing that he was no separated or social distancing from other fighters and coaches.
Given that returning to Las Vegas, fighters have actually been separated in their spaces with their own weigh-in spaces and private kitchen areas. This is the first recognized COVID-19 case given that returning to Nevada.
At press time the UFC had actually not revealed a replacement for Meerschaert however it’s thought that he will get one prior to battle night.
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