Bellator fighter Fedor Emelianenko has reportedly been hospitalized to deal with an ongoing battle with COVID-19. Per reports, Emelianenko was admitted to a hospital in Russia after contracting the virus.
Emelianenko, the 44-year-old MMA fighter, provided a reassuring update through his Instagram page on Thursday.
“Thanks to all who are genuinely concerned for my health. “I feel fine, I am going into recovery. I’m grateful to the doctors and medical staff for their care and hard work,” said Emelianenko per a translation reported by RT Sport.
Emelianenko is best known for his run in Japanese MMA promotion Pride FC, where he won 14 fights in 16 bouts.
Emelianenko is currently a fighter for Bellator. He has competed for the promotion since 2017, putting together a record of three wins and two losses. His last fight was in December of 2019, where he defeated Rampage Jackson with punches.
Emelianenko is a prolific fighter in the sport and has a large fanbase. He is one of the most well recognized MMA fighters to have never competed in the UFC.