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Serghei Spivac issues statement after Derrick Lewis fight at UFC Vegas 65 scrapped

UFC heavyweight contender Serghei Spivac issued his first statement after his fight against Derrick Lewis at UFC Vegas 65 was scrapped.

Spivac and Lewis were set to meet in the main event of last Saturday’s UFC Vegas 65 card. However, just a few hours before they were to step into the cage against each other, the fight was scratched after Lewis suffered a non-COVID-19-related illness and was forced to withdraw. With Spivac vs. Lewis off the card, the main event was switched to a three-round fight between Kennedy Nzechukwu and Ion Cutelaba. Nzechukwu ended up winning that fight via second-round TKO.

For many fans who were looking forward to watching the card, the fight between Lewis and Spivac was arguably the most exciting on paper as it features two of the heavyweight division’s top finishers. It was unfortunate that the fight was scrapped, but fighter safety is paramount, so if Lewis was sick, then it made sense to pull him from the card. At the same time, you have to feel bad for his opponent, who put in all the work in training camp but didn’t get the chance to fight.

Taking to his social media the day after his main event was scrapped, Spivac took to his Instagram and posted his first statement since his main event with Lewis was canned. Here’s what he said:

Greetings to all, my fight, which was supposed to take place on November 19, was canceled due to the illness of the opponent, I wish him a speedy recovery. All the will of God. I want to thank everyone who helped me prepare.

The UFC has not yet stated if they plan on booking this fight again, or if the promotion will give Spivac a new opponent depending on the severity of Lewis’ illness.

Do you think the UFC should rebook the Derrick Lewis vs. Serghei Spivac fight, or do you think the promotion should give the fighters new opponents?

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