Jessica Eye has announced she’s been forced to withdraw from her fight with Andrea Lee due to illness. The bout, previously scheduled for Nov. 13 will now reportedly take place between Cynthia Calvillo and Lee, according to John Morgan of MMA Junkie.
After the news broke of her removal from the fight, she took to Instagram to explain what was going on shared a photo from her hospital bed.
“[This past Thursday], I thought I was dealing with an allergic reaction to fish eggs that I didn’t notice on my sushi role until it was too late,” Eye wrote on Instagram. “Extremely allergic to eggs. Thursday night is when the fever started. So I followed protocol for when I am exposed to a food allergy. Thursday was rough but woke up on Friday feeling OK but [with] brain fog, which is usually [a] symptom after I have an allergy attack or exposure to foods I’m allergic to.”
“Friday was a normal day and I was ready for this weekend’s event but felt like adrenaline was keeping me on my feet. However, Friday night the fever returned. At this point, I had a negative COVID [test] so I brushed it off. I was like f*ck fish eggs.”
At press time, the UFC has yet to confirm the re-booking.