Ramiz Brahimaj Tossed off UFC Card Following Cornerman's Positive COVID-19 Test
By Michael Luciano
While Dana White is determined to keep the UFC up and running amid the coronavirus pandemic, the virus is still very much out there, and it's starting to affect his undercards.
Ramiz Brahimaj was scheduled to be one half of one of the undercard fights during an evening highlighted by Dustin Poirier taking on Dan Hooker at UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Unfortunately, he has been forced out of his scheduled fight after someone in his corner tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.
Brahimaj was scheduled to face Takashi Sato in a welterweight bout. Newcomer Jason Witt will fight Sato in the shortest of notices.
Brahimaj has an 8-2 MMA record, and the 27-year-old was looking to prove that he could bang with the big boys in his UFC debut. Unfortunately, health concerns related to someone in his corner have postponed his UFC inauguration indefinitely.
This isn't going to be the biggest impediment for yet another night of fights in Vegas amid the pandemic, but this has to be a crushing blow to Brahimaj personally.