05 June 2020

Amanda Nunes reveals she and partner Nina Ansaroff had Covid-19 symptoms months ago

UFC fighter Amanda Nunes has said she and her partner Nina Ansaroff experienced Covid-19 symptoms just as the virus was hitting the US.

Nunes, who is defending her featherweight title against Felicia Spencer tomorrow night, said Ansaroff had to be rushed to the emergency room as she is carrying their baby due in September.

Nunes, right, is having a baby with her fiancee Ansaroff (Instagram: Amanda Nunes)

She said on a UFC 250 media call: “I was in a convention in Vegas, with people from all over the world, right when the COVID-19 thing started.

 “I left the convention here in Vegas and went home. I started to get real sick when I got home. I’ve never felt that in my life. I was in bed for two or three days.

“And when I started to get better, Nina started to get sick too. I recovered at home, I was in total quarantine, and Nina went to the emergency [room] real fast because of the baby.

“We still didn’t manage to get tested, because it was in the early stages of it all – they didn’t have many tests. But she was tested for everything else and it all came back negative.

"If she got tested for the coronavirus, maybe it would have come back positive, right? But everything went right and she recovered quickly. Nina is really strong too and was able to recover.”

Ansaroff has travelled from Florida to Las Vegas for Nunes’ fight week and both of them were tested for Covid-19 in order for her to be allowed to fight.

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