Good Out OF UFC 249 Bout Due To Injury
Another fight been taken off of UFC 249, an event that is already looking for competitors.
Lyman Good is out of his fight against Belal Muhammad on the April 18 card. MMA Fighting was the first to report the news. It is unknown if Muhammad will be getting a replacement opponent for the fight, per manager Ali Abdelaziz.
Good (21-5, 1NC) is on a one-fight win streak. The Harlem-born fighter last competed in New York at UFC 244, beating Chance Rencountre via TKO. He is 2-2 in his last four fights. He would have fought inside the Barclays Center before the coronavirus pandemic shut all social events down in the area. The New York Commission assured Dana White and the UFC that an event would not be going on in the building.
Both Muhammad and Good were supposed to fight in 2016, but Good was suspended for sixth months by USADA. The welterweights will have to wait longer for a meeting inside the octagon.
Good joins UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov as someone out of the event. The latter returned to Russia and is currently quarantining there. The UFC is currently looking for an opponent for lightweight challenger Tony Ferguson. The promotion is also looking for a location for the event, as a majority of the world has shut down areas due to the coronavirus.