The COVID-19 Coronavirus has struck the UFC once again.
President Dana White initially declared UFC on ESPN+ 29 would be relocated due to the travel restrictions imposed by the U.K. But now, the company has been forced to postpone its next three events, UFC on ESPN+ 29, Columbus’ UFC on ESPN 8, and Portland’s UFC on ESPN+ 30 as well.
The main event of UFC on ESPN+ 29 has been lost as well. Leon Edwards, who was originally supposed to face Tyron Woodley, is out.
Edwards took to Instagam to announce his withdrawal. He is also not traveling out of the U.K. at this time, so a possible rebooking of the fight elsewhere seems remote.
ESPN reporter Ariel Helwani shared some information from Woodley regarding Colby Covington, who apparently volunteered on six days short notice as a possible replacement for Edwards.
Woodley said Covington was joking about fighting him.
Colby all cap 🧢 pic.twitter.com/Eu8jTxklNN
— Tyron T-Wood Woodley (@TWooodley) March 15, 2020
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) March 15, 2020
The UFC has not yet confirmed a replacement for the bout and is expected to clarify the situation as more information develops.