Welterweight competitor Logan Storley will need a new rival after Killys Mota is removed from the fight he planned at UFC 258 due to ongoing issues after battling COVID-19.
Multiple sources confirmed that MMA Fighting made a statement on Tuesday about her health as she was unable to compete on May 7.
Talking to MMA Fighting, Mota said, “I was fine, and then I got the coronavirus, and that shit bothered me.” “I was sick for two weeks and then I only had four or five weeks to train for him. I accepted this fight a week or two before COVID but then got sick and thought it would be better to cancel.
This is too risky. I could not train. I’m starting to feel better now [but] I have never felt anything like this disease before in my life. Take your time, I’ll do the right thing. I’m sorry because it was a good fight, he does great wrestling but I believe my fighting style and training. “
Mota added recently that after leaving the gym Glover Teixeira will take a few weeks break to recuperate as he plans to take a vacation for at least two to three months while looking for a new team.
As for Storley, the Bellator is expected to remain on the 258 card, but no new rival has yet been provided for the former NCAA All-American wrestler.
Storley is currently proud of an 11-1 record in his fighting career, and his only loss comes in a very close split decision to Yaroslav Amasov in his last match last November.
Bellator 258 will feature smallweight champion Juan Archuleta who defeated Sergio Pettis in the main event, while Anthony “Rumble” Johnson will face Yoel Romero in the opening round of the ongoing light heavyweight grand prix.