UFC’s Kamaru Usman Peed Blood, Lost 17 Pounds, Drove Self to ER with COVID-19
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UFC star Kamaru Usman dealt with significant symptoms after testing positive for COVID-19 last summer.
Usman told Dotun Akintoye of ESPN that he lost his sense of smell and taste and was urinating blood because he was so dehydrated. He drove himself to the emergency room and learned he had contracted the coronavirus.
Over the first eight days of feeling symptoms, Usman said he lost 17 pounds.
His bout with the virus came shortly after defeating Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251.
“Man, I just made all this money and I’m not gonna be able to spend it,” he thought to himself.
This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.
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