The coronavirus pandemic has caused havoc worldwide, with 1,939,809 people diagnosed with the virus and 120,897 passing away due to it according to WorldOMeters.
One of the people who may have been affected by the coronavirus is Alistair Overeem, who believes he already had it.
“This is the time to eat healthy and be healthy, right?” Overeem said on Duello Channel (via Nolan King of MMA Junkie). “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.”
If there was one piece of advice that Overeem would give people about the coronavirus, it would be to strengthen your immune system.
“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.”
There is no word yet on when Overeem will compete again, as he last competed in a losing effort to Jairzinho Rozenstruik at UFC Fight Night Washington DC.