UFC bantamweight Aljamain Sterling told ESPN's Ariel Helwani on Wednesday that his left wrist, which underwent surgery for a torn ligament in the fall, will be ready for his scheduled May 16 fight with Cory Sandhagen. But Sterling was more focused on Henry Cejudo, ridiculing the champion for calling out Jose Aldo (two straight losses) and Dominick Cruz (one fight in nearly four years, a loss). "I don't know what planet this guy's brain is on," said Sterling.
During an appearance on Ariel Helwani's Instagram Live on Wednesday, Jared Cannonier shared how he tore his pec. "It happened in Houston. It happened the day of the [Jones-Reyes] fight. That morning, in the mat room trying to get some work in, because I had a fight coming up… we were trying to get a fight... I was just passing his guard, and I did pass his guard, but as I went to get strong and collect him up into side control, contracting that pec that was already extended, it just tore on me."
UFC president Dana White has already said UFC 249 on April 18 won't happen in Brooklyn in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. The promotion is currently looking for a new venue. Here's the reason, per a statement from the New York State Department of State: "Out of an abundance of caution and in line with recent guidance issued by the Center for Disease Control and New York State, the New York State Athletic Commission informed the UFC that UFC 249 cannot be held in NY."