UFC 264 is scheduled to go down in less than two hours tonight (Sat. July 10, 2021) from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. At the last second, the show has shrunken a half-hour shorter, as ESPN’s Marc Raimondi has revealed that a planned “Prelims” undercard bout between Yu Haozong and Alen Amedovski has been scrapped because of COVID-19 protocols relating to Amedovski’s camp.
Fortunately, this is far from the most-high profile fight of the night. Haozong (3-2) lost both of his previous UFC bouts and has not competed since 2018. Similarly, Amedovski (8-2) twice tasted defeat inside the Octagon, though he most recently competed in Sept. 2019.
Perhaps a bit more concerning than the fight cancelation itself is the clip below. There’s UFC President, Dana White, directly in the grill of Amedovski ... the first bout of the night. Afterward, White interacted with every single match up on the card, including the main event duo Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier.
COVID-19 protocols? What COVID-19 protocols!
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