Yesterday UFC middleweight star Vitor Belfort revealed on Twitter that he has Hepatitis A, stating that, “This thing hurts so bad.”
Don’t worry though, it’s not as bad as it sounds. People immediately hit the panic button when they hear any mention of ‘hepatitis’, but in this case it’s not a major cause for concern.
Hepatitis A is contracted either by ingestion of contaminated food or water or through direct contact with an infectious person, and often produces flu-like symptoms.
It’s not something that’s going to keep Belfort out for long – in fact he reveals himself that he’ll only be out for a short period of time.
“Guys I just want to let u know that … hepatitis A is easy to treat so don’t worry, in two weeks I am back in the gym.”
That means he remains on course to fight at UFC 133 on August 6th against Japanese fighter Yoshihiro Akiyama.