Yet another UFC fighter was forced out of an upcoming bout due to respiratory issues, but the highly contagious coronavirus was not the culprit this time around.
Originally scheduled to take on Aliaskhab Khzriev at UFC Fight Night 184, middleweight Wellington Turman had to withdraw from the bout due to an atypical case of pneumonia, per Combate’s report.
A pulmonary infection caused by micro organisms not as common as the ones present in ordinary pneumonia cases makes Turman’s situation different from most examples of the sickness. Because of these conditions, Wellington was hospitalized in his hometown of Curitiba, Brazil since Wednesday.
Turman, who already went through a case of COVID-19 back in September 2020, will not have enough time to recover from his current illness and prepare for his February 6, thus forcing his withdrawal from the card. So far, no replacements for Wellington were announced.
In his last outing, Wellington Turman (16-4) was knocked out by Andrew Sanchez, back in August 2020. The defeat came right after the 24-year-old’s sole Octagon victory, a November 2019 unanimous decision win over Markus Perez.
UFC Fight Night 184 is expected to take place on February 6, in a location yet to be determined. Although not official, a heavyweight bout between Alistair Overeem and Alexander Volkov is expected to headline the card.
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