Watch Tony Ferguson get his COVID-19 test ahead of UFC 249 headliner

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CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 06: Tony Ferguson communicates with the media throughout the UFC 238 Ultimate Media Day at the United Center on June 6, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Picture by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC by means of Getty Images)

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Watch Tony Ferguson get his COVID-19 test ahead of his UFC 249 headliner bout with Justin Gaethje on Saturday.

If there’s something (aside from COVID-19) today, is a COVI-19test For all of the UFC 249 fighters, corners and UFC staff members, they are required to get one of the painful-looking tests prior to combating on Saturday.

The headliner, Tony Ferguson, simply posted the video of him getting one of the tests on Tuesday and it does not look enjoyable.

In the video, which was posted to his Instagram, a health employee inserts a ling swab into Ferguson’s nose and all the method to the back to gather the sample which will identify if he has actually COVID-19 As we understand, you can have the infection and not show any signs.

There are currently 1.23 million validated cases of COVID-19 and at press time 71,921 deaths from the infection which came from China late in 2015. The UFC is going back to action on Saturday, regardless of lots of states providing remain at home orders and the desire from the media to stop the live occasions and follow match with the NBA, NHL, MLB, and others who have actually currently shut their doors.

Ferguson is set to deal with Justin Gaethje for the light-weight interim title after his original opponent, Khabib Nurmegomedov, was stuck in Russia and not able to come back into the United States due to the travel restriction.

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

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