Claudia Gadelha has revealed that she received a false-positive test for Covid-19 during fight week for UFC On ESPN 8 in Jacksonville, Florida recently.
“Something that happened that I want to bring up in fight night,” Gadelha said on SiriusXM. “I’m crazy obsessive with nutrition and if you stop to look at it, I was so bloated on fight night. I feel like a lot of that has to do with all the stress that I been through the entire camp. And also when I got to Jacksonville, my first test came back inconclusive so I had to quarantine for the first 24 hours in the room by myself.
“I couldn’t go to my workout room to cut weight for the first 24 hours and I was like ‘oh my god!’ I started freaking out. I was up all night thinking I had Corona. The UFC called me and they were like ‘Jacare’s test came back in the same way, so we think you have it’. So I was freaking out all night.
“For the first day, I couldn’t cut weight. I couldn’t leave my room. Anything I needed, they brought to me. They actually moved me to another floor by myself and I couldn’t see anybody. The UFC were bringing me food and water, and they brought a sauna to my room but I couldn’t cut weight on the first day, I need to workout.”
However, it turns out she wasn’t the only one, as Dan Ige, who fought on the same card, revealed on the same show that one of his cornermen also had a false-positive reading.
“My brother-in-law, I always put him in my corner, the same thing happened to him. He got a false positive,” Ige revealed. “He was going to stay with me in my room but they isolated him, got him his own room and then here I am for 24-hours freaking out like ‘oh my god, does he have Coronavirus? Do I have Coronavirus?’ I was just freaking out, he was freaking out, but same thing (as Gadelha), false positive.”