Matt Brown Confirms He’s Ok After Pulling Out Of Fight Due To Covid

Matt Brown has assured fans that he’s ok after having to pull out of his upcoming fight against Bryan Barberena next month due to testing positive for Covid.

“Getting lots of messages asking if I’m ok so I’ll just answer here: I’m totally fine,” the 40-year-old Brown wrote on Twitter. “A little fatigued from fighting off the sickness but getting a lot of things done around the house still. I only had two days that I was too sick to do anything.

“Just terrible timing to catch covid is only thing that sucks. I put a lot of time, energy and money into this camp and won’t get any of that back now.”

Brown also confirmed that he’s not been vaccinated, but wasn’t interested in debating anyone about the merits of doing so.

“Also, for those asking, I’m not vaccinated. I’m not tribal about either side of the argument. I just never felt it necessary for myself.

“I don’t need to hear your opinion on whether I should be jabbed or not either. I’m not really into debating things that people already have their minds made up about.”

While Brown appears to have not been hit too badly by the virus, one of his former opponents Diego Sanchez remains in hospital today due to complications he suffered as a result of his own battle with the disease, including Covid-related pneumonia and blood clots in both his legs.

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