Jessica Eye Reveals Severe Food Allergy Reaction May Nix Andrea Lee Fight

Jessica Eye has revealed that she will more than likely not be fighting Andrea Lee on November 13th after all due to suffering a severe allergic food reaction that has left her hospitalized.

“[This past Thursday], I thought I was dealing with an allergic reaction to fish eggs that I didn’t notice on my sushi role until it was too late,” Eye wrote on Instagram. “Extremely allergic to eggs. Thursday night is when the fever started. So I followed protocol for when I am exposed to a food allergy. Thursday was rough but woke up on Friday feeling OK but [with] brain fog, which is usually [a] symptom after I have an allergy attack or exposure to foods I’m allergic to.

“Friday was a normal day and I was ready for this weekend’s event but felt like adrenaline was keeping me on my feet. However, Friday night the fever returned. At this point, I had a negative COVID [test] so I brushed it off. I was like f*ck fish eggs.”

“Saturday morning, I had my morning shake out and felt normal, so to speak. Took another allergy pill just in case, took a nap, got up and went to the competition. I felt great warming up but definitely shaky and off but me being me, I brushed it off. Then Saturday night, [that’s] the worst I have ever felt in my life. Body aches, fever, sweat more than I ever did even in a weight cut. That’s when I feel like I couldn’t ignore it anymore.

“Sunday I was admitted into the hospital with severe pain so bad, I could barely stand or not cry. They are still running tests and it looks like we have a clear diagnosis that I will share soon but I will be spending a few days in the hospital.”

“My team and I have decided to pop in this fight and focus on my health,” Eye said. “There has been struggling for a year and it’s my top priority. I already lost my gallbladder. I don’t plan to lose anymore.”

“Please send me all the good vibes. I hope to update you guys [as] soon as I am out of the hospital and fully back to Jess mode.”

A former flyweight title challenger, the 35-year-old Eye is currently in the midst of a three fight losing streak, with her last victory coming against Viviane Araujo back in 2019.

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