Matt Frevola Out of UFC Vegas 3, After Cornerman, Fellow UFC Fighter, Billy Quarantillo Tests Positive For COVID-19
UFC fighter Billy Quarantillo has tested positive for the coronavirus, approximately two weeks after fighting, and his teammate Matt Frevola has been pulled from Saturday's card.
Another UFC fighter has tested positive for COVID-19, and in the fallout, Matt Frevola is no longer fighting at UFC Vegas 3 on Saturday.
Frevola announces withdrawal
Recently Frevola shared out the statement below, in which he confirmed his teammate and cornerman, Billy Quarantillo, has tested positive for the coronavirus. Although Frevola is negative for COVID-19, he has been removed from the card due to precautionary measures.
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The UFC has pulled me from my fight due to one of my cornerman testing positive for COVID-19. We did everything possible to make this fight happen. They tested me twice and both results came back negative. I also provided proof of my positive antibodies test from April 30th but the UFC did not want any liability or to risk it. Being that there is a lack of knowledge on the incubation period and still so many unknowns regarding covid 19, they decided to pull me bc of the 2 positive test result from my teammate and brother, Billy Q. He’s been a huge help and source of support throughout camp and I have no hard feelings. He is 100% healthy at the moment and feels fine, so he must be asymptomatic. This is a Crazy situation and everything happens for a reason. I am on weight and prepared to the fullest. I was really excited for this fight with Frank and told him if they find him a new opponent for Saturday I will be rooting for him. If not, I’m willing to rebook this fight ASAP or when ever he wants. I’m sorry to everyone who was excited to watch me fight and supports me along this journey, I really felt the love ❤️ ✊🏻. Can’t believe I’m the first fighter to get 2 fights canceled due to this virus (without even having it) but I know it has effected a lot more lives in worse ways 🙏🏻 . Figuring out the next move from here and will keep moving forward, that’s what we do! Should be booked to fight again ASAP and hope the UFC continues to take care of me.
Quarantillo confirms positive test for COVID-19
The featherweight Quarantillo has also confirmed that he’s tested positive for the coronavirus, approximately two weeks after he earned a decision win over Spike Carlyle.
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Heartbroken for my guy @steamrollafrevola_mma who worked so hard for this fight and now has had 2 fights cancelled because of Covid.. Two weeks ago when I fought in Vegas, I was negative for both tests… Since then I’ve had no symptoms, and if i did I never would have gotten on the flight to corner Matt. Still without symptoms, i will stay safe and stay away from everyone until I’m negative and the isolation time is over. Hopefully Matt gets taken care of and gets another fight ASAP 🙏🏼
Hopefully, Quarantillo continues to feel okay and other fighters from that event and this weekend’s remain healthy.