Tony Ferguson examined for COVID-19 forward of hotly-anticipated battle towards Justin Gaethje at UFC 249

Tony Ferguson regarded in a assured temper as he obtained a COVID-19 take a look at forward of his hotly-anticipated battle with Justin Gaethje at UFC 249 on Saturday night.

Regardless of the continuing coronavirus pandemic, the UFC are scheduled to host a monumental card in Jacksonville on Saturday night time to fulfill battle followers around the globe.

Ferguson appeared in good spirits as he obtained his COVID-10 take a look at forward of his bout with Gaethje
Ferguson took a selfie along with his entourage after receiving coronavirus assessments forward of Saturday’s UFC occasion
Ferguson displayed what gave the impression to be the swab from his COVID-19 take a look at to his Instagram followers
The American, who’s unbeaten in 12 fights, filmed himself being swabbed by a health care provider
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The occasion, which was resulting from happen in Brooklyn with Ferguson preventing Khabib Nurmagomedov on April 18, has come beneath fireplace for going down as coronavirus continues to convey sport to a standstill throughout the globe.

The pandemic led to it being re-scheduled for California, earlier than UFC president Dana White later mentioned it could happen ‘someplace on Earth’.

Ferguson is presently on a 12-fight win streak – however ‘The Spotlight’ is assured he’ll knock Ferguson out ‘chilly’.

Justin Gaethje is assured he’ll overcome Tony Ferguson at UFC 249
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“I’ve been a fan of Tony for a very long time. He loves when folks name him loopy, it turns him on,” Gaethje advised BT Sports activities.

“However he’s a sure sort of loopy that it’s a must to step within the octagon and be snug.

“I imagine I’m simply as loopy as him in that regard.

“I’ll in all probability bleed. I hope he breaks my nostril, I’ve been ready for a very long time for somebody to interrupt my nostril, so I can get it mounted.

“It’s going to be enjoyable.

“I’m going to battle till I’m completed or till Tony’s completed. That’s what I do and that’s what I’ve at all times finished.

“I possess the facility to show his lights off and I imagine I’ll.

“Tony Ferguson is a good competitor. 12 wins in a row, however I knock him out chilly.”

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