Chris Leben is still fighting as he’s had a rough go with COVID-19.
Earlier this month, the former UFC fighter revealed that he was hospitalized due to breathing issues brought about by the disease. Leben didn’t go in-depth at the time and simply asked his supporters for “positive vibes.”
Chris Leben Provides Update
In a recent video posted on his Instagram account, Chris Leben has revealed that while his lungs have been damaged, a full recovery is possible (h/t BJPenn.com).
“I feel pretty good. I’m off all the other things, I got no tubes in my body at all right now, only thing is this oxygen. I think that’s what took the most damage, for sure, is my lungs. They did say 100% of my lungs are damaged, but they also said 100% recovery is possible. I think that’s what’s gonna happen. It’s gonna take some time, start out slow, but I’m still alive, man. I’m still here. For that, I’m so grateful. The fact that I get to fight my way back to 100% health, to have that opportunity, is such a blessing.”
“I learned a lot. It’s not that I’m scared to die, it’s that I’m in love with life. I have so much to live for – a beautiful child, a thriving new business, I have family and I have the greatest, closest friends in the world that all came together and showed me how much they cared about me during this trying time.”
Late last year, MMA veteran Diego Sanchez also had a scare with COVID-19. He also had to be hospitalized and battled pneumonia and blood clots. Luckily for Sanchez, he’s in the clear and will be fighting Kevin Lee at an Eagle FC event on March 11.
One can only hope that Chris Leben has the same positive outcome.