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."
Statement from NSAC executive director Bob Bennett to ESPN: "I've been in constant contact with a litany of doctors and medical professionals and am intimately familiar with most professional and amateur sports events being suspended at this point in time for an undetermined period. I will continue to collect information and speak with various medical experts and be prepared to provide the information to the chairman and commissioners on March 25."