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UFC star Marlon Moraes tests positive for coronavirus along with wife who spent day in hospital as both were ‘weak’


UFC star Marlon Moraes has tested positive for coronavirus, according to reports.

The bantamweight title challenger's wife has also contracted Covid-19.

According to ESPN Brazil, Moraes said they both felt "weak" after catching the virus.

His wife, Izabella Santiago, reportedly spent the day in hospital as she recovered.

He said: "Unfortunately, we got infected - my wife and I.

"We were very weak, at some point we had very serious symptoms.

"It's good that I didn't to go to the hospital, but I had to take [my wife] there.

"We spent the day in hospital.

"My wife was prescribed medication, and then remained under surveillance."

Moraes is the latest member of American Top Team to contract Covid-19.

Head coach Mike Brown was unable to be in the corner for Jorge Masvidal's fight after he tested positive.

Moraes, who boasts a UFC record of 5-2, shared a picture of his family to his Instagram page this week.

Alongside the snap, he wrote:"Thank you my God for protecting us and showing the path of recovery!

"Thank you all for the prayers and we will continue praying for our friends and all humanity facing this virus.

"Don't play, it's not a joke. Kisses to all and thanks to our eternal father for protecting our children."

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