UFC veteran and BKFC fighter Paige VanZant believes that she may have been infected with the COVID-19 virus, shortly after her husband Bellator fighter Austin Vanderford, posed for a positive test as an upcoming fight She was saved from
Onegent, which was expected to make its BKFC debut in November, asked fans on Monday to seek the help of fans – in particular, fans with medical experience – to explain the severe symptoms that would result in a negative test result for COVID do follow.
“You give me Corona,” Vanzant said in a short video clip after describing his swollen left eye and a bad cough. In a video posted the same day on the couple’s YouTube page, titled “My Husband Give Me Kovid”, OneGent described symptoms similar to those infected with the virus, including a severe migraine headache that included “12 Advil” Was required. He said that he and Vanderford, who said they first tested positive four weeks ago, are now separated after being tested positive for the virus by Vanderford for a second time and removed from Belter 246.
The video begins with Vanderford reacting to their second positive COVID test, and the couple talk about their ongoing symptoms.
“I feel terrible and I feel really sick, but I only test negative,” she said.
“I have a fever,” he says. “I have lost my sense of taste and smell.”
“And I had 102 fever yesterday,” he said.
The couple’s manager, Malki Kawa, was not immediately available for comment. It is unclear whether the current status of VanGent will affect the timeline for her bare-knuckle debut.
“We’ll see what happens in the next week,” BKFC President David Feldman told MMA about fighting through text. “If she tests positive we will consider pushing it back.”
VanZant and Vanderford recently went to South Florida to train on the American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Fla. Several of Jim’s fighters have recently tested positive for the virus, which has led to the cancellation of scheduled matches. This past weekend, ATT fighters Thiago Moise and Marcos Rogerio de Lima were ruled out of related matches at UFC Vegas 8 after positive tests. In the video, Vanderford said that five of his companions were affected.
Recently when asked about positivity, ATT owner Dan Lambert attributed the increase in gym size and possible asymptomatic carriers to the virus.
“[Florida was] Up to 15,000 cases a day, and now we are younger than two, the last time I checked, ”he said. “It’s just a bad run of luck. Everyone is close to each other, so if someone happens to catch it, you can do everything you can to be cautious and do a temperature test to test people and check the temperature when they come in. And toil when people feel symptoms. Get them out of the gym and keep them out of the gym until they test negative. But if a person is asymptomatic and gives it to someone else, then people in their group are at risk of receiving it. When you are getting ready for a fight, you cannot socially distance yourself. It’s going to be. “
Lambert said he tested the entire gym outside the lab for COVID-19 using various methods and tried to buy a machine that tested for the virus. The gym has closed the gym for non-fighters and has raised its cleaning system significantly. But still, he said, positive and somewhat confusing results have continued. A recent group test revealed the three most positive conditions. He said two people attended recent UFC events, with fighter Pedro Muñoz and coach Mike Brown taking a negative test at a later retest.
Lambert rejected the idea of closing the gym, saying that individuals should be allowed to choose whether they wanted to go to work. He cited a low morbidity rate in healthy populations who contracted the virus and indicated its severity.
“People have to live their lives – they have got to go out and earn a living,” he said. “I can’t tell people in my gym, you can’t go to work because someone else in the gym who works with you or can get sick. It just doesn’t work like that. Back when it first Surfaced and no one knew how severe it was, or the long-term effects were of people who got sick or how high the death rate was or could not be with the disease, I would have stopped and stopped altogether. What do you have to do, because no one knows where it is going. But the knowledge we have and the serious health effects it has are likely to be, otherwise those who are healthy are so few. I have second thoughts. No. We are going to run our gym the best we can. We are going to do our best to keep the gym safe and protected, and until science proves otherwise, and in my opinion, it is not, we do business. Going to be open to
Watch the full OneGent video below.