Suffice to say that the Christmas of Michael Bisping, member of the Hall of Fame of the UFC, could have been better.
Bisping revealed on his YouTube channel Thursday that all of his family had spent the holidays dealing with COVID-19 after he, his wife and three children tested positive for the virus. According to Bisping, his oldest son, Callum, “went to a wrestling tournament, got COVID, and returned it to the whole house.”
Bisping, 42, detailed the gravity of his family’s experience.
“We had a great Christmas in the Bisping house, but – BUT – we’ve all had COVID, all of us. Bisping said. “So the last few days in my house haven’t been the best days, shall we say. It was pretty miserable if I’m being honest.
“From Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, my wife and I were in bed all day, we couldn’t get out of the house. And I know you don’t want to hear about COVID, but fuck it! It was basically my Christmas. Well Christmas day was good and then I started to feel really bad as the day went on. And, yeah, the last few days I’ve been lying in bed, feeling bad, aching muscles, all that.
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It is not known if Bisping and his family, who live in Southern California, are vaccinated.
Bisping’s revelation came as the United States surpassed 2 million COVID-19 cases for the first time during the pandemic, as the omicron variant increased across the country.
The 2.49 million cases of COVID-19 in the past week surpassed the previous record of 1.7 million cases from Jan.3 to 9, 2021, according to USA TODAY analysis of Johns Hopkins data.
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