Terrence McKinney has been eliminated from the fight against Fearsome at UFC Vegas 43 on Saturday.
UFC Lightweight announced on Twitter that one of their corners tested positive for COVID-19 just hours before the event began. McKinney revealed that even though he did not own COVID-19, there was a risk of exposure and he would not be able to compete.
Someone in my corner got Kovid and they were forced to cancel my fight. I don’t have a Kovid, but they say I can’t fight because of danger. Sorry, I appreciate all your support and love. We are working hard to re-schedule the fight as soon as possible
– Terrance McKinney (@ twrecks155) November 20, 2021
“Someone got Kovid in my corner and he was forced to cancel my fight,” McKinney wrote. “I don’t have a covid, but they say I can’t fight because of the risk exposure. I’m sorry, I appreciate all your support and love. [working] It is difficult to reset the fight ASAP.
McKinney made his second appearance under the UFC banner this year. The former Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) standout made its debut at UFC 263 last June, where they knocked out Matt Frevola in seven seconds and set the fastest knockout in UFC lightweight history. McKinney extended their winning streak to four, with their previous wins coming through first-round knockouts.
UFC Fight Night: Jiam recovered from a unanimous defeat to Don Madge in his campaign debut at UFC 242 with two victories over Jamie Mullarkey and Luigi Vendramini at Ortega vs. Korean Zombie and UFC 263 respectively. He looked to do three in a row with this fight against McKinney, but it has to wait now.
After the cancellation of McKinney vs. Jiam, the event continues with 11 games. UFC Vegas 43 has a bantamweight headliner between 7th seed Katelyn Vieira and 8th seed Meisha Tate.