“I’m gonna faint backstage” – Jordan Leavitt was ready to pull out of Chase Hooper fight because of his wife

UFC light-weight Jordan Leavitt was ready to pull out of his UFC Vegas 82 fight towards Chase Hooper at any second till he made the stroll to the famed octagon. Leavitt was set to make a aggressive comeback on the occasion after his win over Victor Martinez in February 2023. The victory bought him again within the win column after shedding to Paddy Pimblett in 2022.

While talking to the media on the UFC Vegas 82 Media Day, ‘The Monkey King’ revealed that his wife was due for the delivery of their second youngster 4 days after the occasion. As a consequence, he had made up his thoughts to pull out of the competition if she went into labor on the fight day.

Jordan Leavitt stated:

“So, my child is due 4 days after the fight, so this has the potential to be essentially the most traumatic week of my life. That’s my important concern for this whole camp; like, simply don’t go into labor on the weigh-in day or fight day and it’ll be good because I’m sorry, I’m not gonna do the entire thing like, ‘she’s gone into labor, you gotta win this fight early.’ No, I’m out.”

He added:

“Fight is just not occurring and I’m gonna faint backstage, you’ll see it. My wife goes into labor, I’m sorry, I’m not going. I’m not combating. Sorry Chase, sorry UFC.”

Watch Jordan Leavitt’s full UFC Vegas 82 Media Day Interaction under:


Hoping that the fight comes to fruition, ‘The Monkey King’s’ opponent Chase Hooper posted a witty message in response to his feedback:

“Hope that child stays put then [laughing emojis]”

Thankfully, the fight got here to fruition, and Jordan Leavitt was in a position to make a stroll to the UFC octagon. However, issues didn’t go as deliberate for him. Chase Hooper got here out aggressively, successful the quick again-and-forth fight through submission due to a rear bare choke.

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Edited by Jigyanshushri Mahanta

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