Hannah Goldy And William Knight Out Of UFC 260; Young vs. Morales May Still Happen

Two more fighters have had to be pulled from this weekend’s UFC 260 event due to Covid-19.

The first is Hannah Goldy, who has tested positive for Covid-19 and that’s led to her fight against the returning Jessica Penne has been postponed until April 17th.

Meanwhile, William Knight will no longer fight Alonzo Menifield on the preliminary card of the event due to ‘Covid protocols.’

The good news for Menifield is that he is able to remain on the card against a very short notice replacement in Fabio Cherant, who previously fought on the Contender Series and most recently won LFA’s 205lb title just last month.

As for Knight, he has now been tentatively scheduled to fight Da Un Jung on April 17th instead.

One positive development for UFC 260 is that a fight between Sean Young and Omar Morales might not be getting pulled from the event after all, despite that having been reported earlier in the week.

Instead, Young will have to pass several covid-19 tests in the lead-up to the fight in order to be allowed to compete due to the fact that he was in close contact to his two City Kickboxing teammates Brad Riddell and Alex Volkanovski, who recently tested positive for the disease.

With all that said, as things stand UFC 260 will now proceed with a 10-fight card that still features a heavyweight title rematch between Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou serving as the main event.

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