Minotauro Nogueira Diagnosed With Pneumonia After COVID-19 Scare

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time, but now the Brazilian MMA fighter could be in the fight of his life.

According to a report from Globo Esporte, Nogueira was admitted to a hospital in Jericoacoara, Brazil while suffering from flu-like symptoms. Nogueira was reportedly given oxygen support and serum injections before being transported to Hospital Regional Norte in the municipality of Sobral.

The hospital staff immediately followed COVID-19 protocols because it is suspected that Nogueira is suffering from COVID-19. The retired fighter was transported to a hospital in Fortaleza earlier today for specialized care, since Nogueira is most likely dealing with COVID-19.

There has been no statement from Nogueira or a representative at this time.

WorldOMeters reports that the country of Brazil has seen 5,945,849 cases on COVID-19, with another 167,455 dying due to the illness.

A short time after the above story came out, Nogueira would take to Twitter to reveal that he has not been diganosed with COVID-19:

Adam Martin of BJPenn.com provided the following translation of what Nogueira wrote:

Last week from Friday to Monday, we made a 300 km decision in this paradise that is Ceará. For friends who are asking about my health condition, I’m fine, I did all the tests, a negative Covid test, a small bruise on the right lung, Not everyone knows, but I have had some lung and diaphragm surgery when I was small. today I will continue doing exams and tests until tomorrow at a hospital in Fortaleza.
I’m doing very well, my friends, thank you.

BJPenn.com also reports that Nogueira was diagnosed with phuemonia and not COVID-19.

Nogueira also provided the following statement on the matter to MMA Fighting:

“I’m going to do a bronchoscopy to remove the blood from the lung and see with a camera exactly what (is going on). Yesterday’s exam ruled out the possibility of a pulmonary thrombosis, which worried me. Everything is ok."

Fightful has all of your MMA needs covered. Follow us on Twitter for updates, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for exclusive interviews, lists, news updates and predictions.

From The Web