Hannah Goldy Out of UFC 260 After COVID-19 Positive

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Hannah Goldy, UFC on ESPN 5 Weigh-In Credit: Jay Anderson/Cageside Press

Hannah Goldy is the latest fighter to drop off this weekend’s UFC 260 card.

The strawweight had been expected to face former title challenger Jessica Penne at the event on Saturday. However, on Wednesday, the 28-year old announced via social media that she was out of the fight. The UFC has yet to officially confirm the development.

“Life is crazy man. I literally can’t even believe I have to tell y’all that I won’t be fighting this Saturday. Flew out to Vegas and tested positive for COVID. I have never felt better, stronger or more complete. I was so ready to perform for y’all Saturday, unfortunately that was not Gods plan,” Goldy wrote on her official Instagram account. “I’ll be taking the necessary precautions and rescheduled as soon as I am healthy! I am so sorry guys. And I am so sorry @jessicapenne I have been looking forward to sharing the octagon with you. I will keep everyone updated. Thank you guys for all the support.”

Goldy (5-1) has not fought since dropping her UFC debut to Miranda Granger in 2019. She had previously won her way into the promotion via Dana White’s Contender Series.

The news might be even worse for Penne. The former title challenger has lost three straight, and has not competed since 2017 due to a lengthy (and somewhat controversial) suspension by USADA.

UFC 260 takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas this Saturday, March 27. The event is headlined by a heavyweight championship rematch between Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou. The card had been expected to feature a featherweight title fight between Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega as its co-main event. However, Ortega was forced out due to COVID-19 protocols.

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