Diego Sanchez hospitalized with serious case of COVID-19: ‘This has been some trying times’

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Diego Sanchez’s struggle with COVID-19 has left him hospitalized.

Sanchez, a UFC Hall of Famer, posted an update last week, saying that he was doing better after qualifying for Regeneron monoclonal antibodies. But since then, it appears things have taken a turn for the worse, leaving him with low oxygen levels, blood clots in both legs and pneumonia that has attacked his respiratory system.

“Pneumonia Covid never give up.”

“Low oxygen numbers and a pneumonia. This has been some tying times 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼✝️✝️✝️💯💯💯 didn’t even get a saltine cracker today.”

“Blood clots in both my legs”

Despite experiencing severe symptoms from COVID-19, Sanchez said he hasn’t taken his vaccination shots yet because he’s not entirely sold.

“I’m going thru it but I can’t say I’m sold on the vax at the current moment in time.”

Sanchez, who parted ways with the UFC in April, is currently a free agent. In August, Bare Knuckle FC president David Feldman told MMA Junkie that a deal to sign Sanchez was almost finalized but not until he was medically cleared to compete.

Sanchez’s departure from the UFC came after a dispute between his then-manager, Joshua Fabia, and the promotion’s brass over Sanchez’s medicals. Sanchez later separated from Fabia as his manager and business partner.

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