Australian UFC Alex Volkanovski coughed up BLOOD after Covid-19

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Australian fighting champion Alex Volkanovski has detailed his terrifying coronavirus ordeal, in which he was hospitalized twice, his heart rate plummeted to 35 beats per minute and coughed up blood.

Volkanovski, the current featherweight champion, was pulled from a blockbuster co-main event fight at UFC 260 with Brian Ortega after testing positive a few days earlier.

Through his YouTube channel, the 32-year-old wrote about his experience after testing positive for Covid.

“My heart rate went to 37, that’s scary,” Volkanovski says in a video from his Las Vegas hospital bed.

‘I don’t know what’s going on. That scares me. ‘

Alex Volkanovski has described his terrifying coronavirus ordeal where he was hospitalized twice, his heart rate plummeted to 35 beats per minute and coughed up blood

Alex Volkanovski has described his terrifying coronavirus ordeal where he was hospitalized twice, his heart rate plummeted to 35 beats per minute and coughed up blood

Volkanovski, the current featherweight champion, was pulled from a blockbuster co-main event fight at UFC 260 with Brian Ortega after testing positive a few days earlier.

Volkanovski, the current featherweight champion, was pulled from a blockbuster co-main event fight at UFC 260 with Brian Ortega after testing positive a few days earlier.

Volkanovski, the current featherweight champion, was pulled from a blockbuster co-main event fight at UFC 260 with Brian Ortega after testing positive a few days earlier.

Volkanovski was removed from the UFC 260 card just seven days before he was due to fight against his Mexican American opponent.

“That was hard for me to hear,” he said after a positive test. “Devastating news, I didn’t know how to record it.”

The South Sydney-born hunter said his headaches and fever were getting worse and his team recommended that he go back to the hospital.

“My breathing started to become uncomfortable, I started to cough up phlegm with a little bit of blood in it,” Volkanovski said on his YouTube channel.

The South Sydney-born hunter said his headaches and fever were getting worse and his team recommended that he go back to the hospital.

The South Sydney-born hunter said his headaches and fever were getting worse and his team recommended that he go back to the hospital.

The South Sydney-born hunter said his headaches and fever were getting worse and his team recommended that he go back to the hospital.

Vokanovski in the photo on the left with wife Emma and daughters Ariana and Ariel

Vokanovski in the photo on the left with wife Emma and daughters Ariana and Ariel

Vokanovski in the photo on the left with wife Emma and daughters Ariana and Ariel

Volkanovski met his wife Emma on MSN Messenger when they were 16

Volkanovski met his wife Emma on MSN Messenger when they were 16

Volkanovski met his wife Emma on MSN Messenger when they were 16

He was eventually returned to hospital and diagnosed with Covid-19 pneumonia, a more serious case of the virus that spreads it deeper into the lungs, leaving the patient sick and positive for longer.

His dietitian, Jordan Sullivan, was with him throughout the process and said he was “very concerned” checking his breathing rate.

“The fact that his oxygen levels were deteriorating so quickly was a major concern for me,” said Sullivan of The Fight Dietitian.

Who knows what effects this downstream has on his organs on his heart on his brain. Seeing that number drop, it was really worrying to me. ‘

Volkanovski was given strong drugs to try to suppress the virus, but as it spread, it also had further ill effects on his body, including a drastic drop in his heart rate.

“My average heart rate was 37, the lowest was 35 on my app,” he said in a video from his hospital bed in Vegas.

“ I asked (the doctor) if it can spread to my heart because my heart rate is getting lower and lower, they said it can, but you should know – so that drove me crazy.

“My breathing became very uncomfortable.”

The Australian is encouraging people to take the virus seriously because he understands how many people who are not as fit as he got sick and died.

The Australian is encouraging people to take the virus seriously because he understands how many people who are not as fit as he got sick and died.

The Australian is encouraging people to take the virus seriously because he understands how many people who are not as fit as he got sick and died.

The Australian is encouraging people to take the virus seriously because he understands how many people who are not as fit as he got sick and died.

The Australian is encouraging people to take the virus seriously because he understands how many people who are not as fit as he got sick and died.

Volkanovski now says the priority is to get back to his wife and two young daughters

Volkanovski now says the priority is to get back to his wife and two young daughters

Volkanovski now says the priority is to get back to his wife and two young daughters

Three days after he was admitted for the second time, Volkanovski was told he could return to his hospital room to isolate himself until he was negative.

He has since returned to light training while his body continues to recover, focusing on a re-planned fight against Ortega.

The Australian is encouraging people to take the virus seriously because he understands how many people who are not as fit as he got sick and died.

Volkanovski now says the priority is to get back to his wife and two young daughters.

‘We are all better, we are on the way. I just want to go home. ‘