- A source close to the Usman camp claimed that the fight was postponed because the champion needed more time to recover from “undisclosed injuries.” Other insiders, however, stated that the fight was never confirmed, to begin with.
- This isn’t the first time Usman vs. Burns was called off. The previous one happened in July at UFC 251, when Burns was pulled off from the matchup after testing positive for COVID-19. Replacing him was “BMF” champion Jorge Masvidal, who stepped in on six days’ notice.
- The UFC will likely re-book the said fight for early 2021.