UFC heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem says that he probably already had Coronavirus.
The Coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc around the world. Almost all the countries around the world have had to enforce some sort of lockdown to stop the spread of the virus. Nearly 2 million people have been infected by the virus with over 100,000 people losing their lives.
Even sporting events had to be cancelled or postponed. Tokyo Olympics which was scheduled to take place this has been postponed till 2021. NFL, MLB, NBA, and European Football leagues have had to postpone their season in wake of the virus. Even UFC has had to postpone it’s events indefinitely.
While UFC president Dana White wanted to go ahead with his plans of hosting fights from April 18, but he was told to stand down by top brass at ESPN and Disney.
Alistair Overeem had Coronavirus?
Earlier this year, Overeem was present in Thailand during the Chinese New Year celebrations. Overeem doubts that he might have already contracted Coronavirus. He also gave credit to his healthy eating habits and good immune system.
“This is the time to eat healthy and be healthy, right?” Overeem said. “It’s very good for your immune system. As an athlete, I’ve been always very obsessed with health and the immune system. That’s why I’m not really afraid of the virus. I’ve probably already had it. I was in Thailand during Chinese New Year. It was flooded with the Chinese and some people who were close to me had symptoms. That’s what it’s like now in the whole coronavirus discussion.”
“For your immune system, you should diet, eat to strengthen your immune system,” Overeem said. “Read some books. There’s a lot to learn about what to eat and what not to eat. There are a lot of foods people are eating that they do not realize is not healthy – and also combinations of food. People, you’ve got homework to do.” (H/T – MMAJunkie)
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