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Uriah Hall reacts to Jacare Souza positive COVID-19 test which required the cancellation of their UFC 249 bout.

Simply hours after news broke that Jacare Souza and two of his cornerman had tested positive for COVID-19 his former opponent, Uriah Hall, has made a statement.

“Brother I know it sucks I’m sorry you have to go through this I am beyond devastated for the missed opportunity I wish you nothing but recovery for you and your family,” Hall wrote on Twitter.

@JacareMMA Bro I understand it draws I’m sorry you have to go through this I am beyond ravaged for the missed out on chance I want you absolutely nothing however recovery for you and your family.

— U R I A H H A L L (@UriahHallMMA) May 9, 2020

News broke late Friday night revealing the battle was off however the remainder of the UFC 249 card would go on as prepared due to the test findings.

“The middleweight bout between Uriah Hall vs Jacaré Souza will no longer be on the UFC 249 preliminary card due to one of Souza’s COVID-19 tests indicating a positive result.  In addition, COVID-19 tests for Souza’s two cornermen were also flagged as positive,” The UFC composed in a declaration launched to themedia “UFC’s medical team examined Souza and his two cornermen and found them to be currently asymptomatic, or not exhibiting the common symptoms of COVID-19.  As per UFC’s health and safety protocols, all three men have left the host hotel and will be self-isolating off-premises, where UFC’s medical team will monitor their conditions remotely and will provide assistance with any necessary treatment.”

Here is the stayingcard It’s possible the UFC will bring a battle from the UFC Battle Pass card up, however no word which one.

Main Card (PPV, 10 p.m. ET)

Tony Ferguson vs. Justin GaethjeHenry Cejudo vs. Dominick CruzFrancis Ngannou vs. Jairzinho RozenstruikJeremy Stephens vs. Calvin KattarGreg Hardy vs. Yorgan De Castro

Initial Card (ESPN, 8 p.m. ET)

Anthony Pettis vs. Donald CerroneAleksei Oleinik vs. Fabricio WerdumCarla Esparza vs. Michelle Waterson

Early Initial Card (UFC Battle Pass, 6: 30 p.m. ET)

Vicente Luque vs. Niko PriceBryce Mitchell vs. Charles RosaRyan Spann vs. Sam Alvey

UFC 249 occurs on Might 9, 2020, live from the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. Follow in addition to FanSided Mixed Martial Arts for all your UFC news and highlights.

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