Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was forced to scratch the lightweight showdown between Matt Frevola and Frank Camacho after a cornerman for “The Steamrolla” tested positive for coronavirus.
With just two days before bell, newcomer Justin Jaynes will step in to fight “The Crank” on the UFC on ESPN 11 “Prelims” card this Sat. night (June 20) inside the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada (details here).
“They tested me twice and both results came back negative,” Frevola wrote on Instagram. “I also provided proof of my positive antibodies test from April 30th but the UFC did not want any liability or to risk it. Being that there is a lack of knowledge on the incubation period and still so many unknowns regarding covid 19, they decided to pull me because of the positive test result from my teammate and brother, Billy [Quarantillo].”
The promotion has yet to make an official announcement.
“He’s been a huge help and source of support throughout camp and I have no hard feelings,” Frevola continued. “He is 100% healthy at the moment and feels fine, so he must be a symptomatic. This is a crazy situation and everything happens for a reason. I am on weight and prepared to the fullest. I was really excited for this fight with Frank and told him if they find him a new opponent for Saturday I will be rooting for him. If not, I’m willing to rebook this fight ASAP or when ever he wants.”
See the revised UFC on ESPN 11 fight card here.