UFC fighter Ronaldo Souza has coronavirus, won’t fight in UFC 249 as scheduled

Ronaldo Souza, right, throws right at Chris Weidman during the third round of a middleweight mixed martial arts bout at UFC 230, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

UFC 249, scheduled for Saturday in Jacksonville, Fla., has hit its first snag: One of its fighters has the coronavirus. Ronaldo Souza, a fighter scheduled against Uriah Hall on the undercard, tested positive on Friday. ESPN, which is broadcasting the card, reported the news.