UFC 276 could be going ahead with one fewer attraction this weekend.
Murphy released a statement on Twitter confirming the news. She also gave an update on a subsequent rescheduling of the fight.
She later told MMA Fighting the reason behind the withdrawal:
“Yeah, the COVID got me… I’m still testing positive and was sick a few days. I couldn’t risk showing up at International Fight Week and still be carrying the virus. I would hate to think if anyone else got infected because of me.”
Tate’s most recent Instagram post seems to imply that she’s still hoping to continue with the July 2nd date.
The AllStar MMA roundup
- Josh Emmett looking to face Volkanovski-Holloway winner after UFC 276 – “I’ve earned this shot”
- The AllStar MMA Live: UFC Vegas 57 Reaction, Recap with Dan Hooker
- Road to UFC: Women’s MMA pioneer reflects on her journey to the Octagon
The best of the rest
- Shavkat Rakhmonov reveals ideal next opponents including Nick Diaz and Jorge Masvidal – MMAFighting.com
- Arman Tsarukyan believes he beat Matuesz Gamrot at UFC Vegas 57: ‘I didn’t lose this fight’- MMAFighting.com
- UFC champ Francis Ngannou gives update on recovery, could return in December – MMAJunkie.com
- Mateusz Gamrot turns attention to ‘most brutal guy’ Justin Gaethje, part of ‘simple plan’ after UFC on ESPN 38 win – MMAJunkie.com
- Manager confirms Paddy Pimblett has a new UFC contract: ‘He’s on f—ing big money now’ – MMAMania.com
Here are your co-main and main event odds as they stand for UFC 276, presented by crypto sports book Cloudbet:
Dustin puts it simply:
The Action Man is itching for a quick turnaround:
Paul Felder has high praise for last weekend’s main event:
Aljo sings the praises of his division:
Chandler wants one more before the year ends:
The morning view
Dan Hooker chops it up with John Hyon Ko after UFC Vegas 57:
The Weasle goes over last weekend’s main event with a fine-tooth comb:
Izzy and Volk break down UFC 276:
MMA On Point recounts the history of fighters taking on the UFC:
On this day in MMA…
On June 27, 2008, women MMA pioneer Miesha Tate made her Strikeforce debut with a professional record of just one win and one loss. That night, Tate would score a unanimous decision victory over her opponent, Elaine Maxwell, after three rounds.