Along with Brown, ATT coach Gabriel de Oliveira also tested
positive. As a result, neither cornerman was able to fly on the
UFC’s charter plane from Las Vegas to Abu Dhabi on Monday.
Combate was first to report the news.
It is currently unclear who will corner Masvidal, who accepted a
welterweight championship fight against Kamaru
Usman on less than a week’s notice. Masvidal stepped in for
Burns, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday. Masvidal
passed his pre-fight screening in Las Vegas and flew to Abu Dhabi
via private jet on Monday.
Brown is a longtime coach at ATT, a former World Extreme
Cagefighting featherweight champion and a UFC veteran.