The upcoming Triad Combat 2 event scheduled to take place February 26 live on Triller from inside the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas has been canceled due to growing COVID-19 concerns in the region. This is according to a recent report by Ariel Helwani.
MMA Junkie later confirmed the news and got the following statement from Triller regarding the cancellation:
“We have made this difficult decision out of an abundance of caution for the athletes of Fight Club and the fans of Triad and Jason Aldean. We have determined that, given the current state of the Omicron virus, it is in our collective interest to postpone this large arena event. All tickets will be refunded and stay tuned for some very exciting news on where and who will be battling and rocking our next event!
It’s currently unclear when and where Triller will reschedule Triad Combat 2, but it’s only a matter of time. The inaugural Triad Combat event took place last November and produced some entertaining results (see HERE).
The cancellation is bad news for everyone involved, but especially for former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos. “Cigano” was scheduled to compete in the main event against former boxing champion Kubrat Pulev, who just decimated Frank Mir in November. It was supposed to be JDS’ first big fight since splitting from the UFC in 2021 and sweet introduction to the boxing world.
The Triad Combat 2 map was also expected to feature the likes of Vitor Belfort, Jimmie Rivera, Sam Sicilia, and Joe Schilling, who will now have to wait a bit longer to enter the famous triangle.