UFC featherweight Shane Younger has been pulled from his fight with Omar Morales at upcoming weekend’s UFC 260 card due to COVID-19 protocols.
Young vs. Morales would have been a great battle in between two adult men who likely would have stood and traded for the fans’ delight, but the battle has been scratched from UFC 260. On Saturday night time, it was exposed that UFC featherweight winner Alexander Volkanovski was pulled from his approaching title struggle in opposition to Brian Ortega at UFC 260 right after screening optimistic for COVID-19. In addition, light-weight Brad Riddell saw his battle with Gregor Gillespie canceled for UFC Vegas 22 since of his closeness to Volkanovski. It appears now that Younger, an additional Town Kickboxing fighter, was affected by COVID-19 protocols.
C. Contreras Legaspi 1st claimed the information that Younger vs. Morales was off the UFC 260 card. A supply verified to BJPenn.com that Younger was indeed removed from the card and that the UFC is now on the lookout for a substitution opponent to phase in on brief notice.
Pursuing cancellation of Brad Ridell and Alexander Volkanovski fights, also Shane Younger is out of the Omar Morales bout for #UFC260, promotion seeking for a replacement.
— C. Contreras Legaspi (@CCLegaspi) March 21, 2021
Following cancellation of Brad Ridell and Alexander Volkanovski fights, also Shane Youthful is out of the Omar Morales bout for #UFC260, advertising searching for a replacement.
The Younger vs. Morales struggle was going to be a superior just one, so it’s disappointing that it’s off the card. In addition to the Volkaovski, Riddell, and now Morales fights all being canceled, there have been some whispers on social media that light-weight Jamie Mullarkey could also be at risk of being pulled, though which is not confirmed however. Mullarkey, who requires on Khama Worthy at UFC 260, has been doing some teaching with City Kickboxing fighters, so it is feasible he could also have been uncovered to COVID-19. Ideally, that is not the situation and the Mullarkey vs. Worthy battle can keep on the card, but it is value mentioning possibly way.
Who do you want to see replace Shane Younger against Omar Morales at UFC 260?
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