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Alex Volkanovski Talks Being Forced Out of UFC 260 Title Fight

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It was recently confirmed that Alex Volkanovski would no longer be competing at UFC 260. The Featherweight Champion was due to defend his belt against Brian Ortega in the co-main event of the show.

Volkanovski was removed from the event due to a positive COVID-19 test, and he has now taken to Twitter to react to the news. ‘So devastated to share that I’ve tested positive for Covid and my fight is off and will be rescheduled” Alex Volkanovski began.

“I tested negative leaving Australia, negative before entering the UFC bubble but my latest test was positive “Volkanovski continued. ‘We have worked so hard getting ready for this fight and I’m absolutely gutted this has happened. We followed every policy and process to remain COVID free, but it wasn’t meant to be this time.”

Alex Volkanovski on Cancelled Fight

Alex Volkanovski finished by thanking his fans and team for the support over the last few days. “Thanks to everyone here in the States for your support since arriving and everyone back home and around the world for your positive messages.’

Volkanovski also recently spoke about longtime rival Max Holloway, saying that a trilogy fight is likely.

‘Look, that fight is always going to be there. It’s always going to be a big fight, too’ Volkanovski said of the trilogy fight. ‘A lot of people still talking about it. So, that’s definitely a fight that will always be there. And I understand that.‘

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