UFC women's strawweight contender Amanda Ribas has opened up about her battle with COVID-19, after contracting the virus for a second time.
Ribas recently sent a video to MMAJunkie while she's currently quarantined in Las Vegas detailing the symptoms she is suffering from COVID-19. Her scheduled fight with Angela Hill at UFC Vegas 26 on May 8 was canceled when the rising Brazillian star and her father tested positive for the virus during fight week.
"I’m here in quarantine in the room in Las Vegas, I’m still here. I was feeling the symptoms since Wednesday but thought it was the air conditioning," Ribas said. "I was coughing and felt weird and was just coughing. I (struggled) walking. I’m just waiting here in the quarantine, drinking water to get better. (This is) the second (time) I’ve had COVID. It is rare but happened. I hope you guys send vibes for me and my dad to get better.”
Ribas' fight with Hill has been rescheduled for a yet-to-be-announced UFC Fight Night event on June 5, but there's no word on if Ribas' continued struggled with COVID-19 could alter that. Her last Octagon appearance came at UFC 257 where she was TKO'd in the second round by Marina Rodriguez.