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MMA Fighter Confesses He Had Herpes Before Fighting In Honest In-Ring Interview

ads MMA fighter Joel Bauman confessed that he had recently recovered from herpes during a brutally honest post-fight interview over the weekend.


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MMA fighter Joel Bauman confessed that he had recently recovered from herpes during a brutally honest post-fight interview over the weekend. Bauman faced Reese Forest at Fury FC 61 and defeated his opponent via technical knockout at Bert Ogden Arena in Texas.

Following their fight, Bauman took to the microphone while still in the Octagon to give his thoughts on the matchup, while describing the many obstacles he had to overcome in order to compete. One in particular took fans by surprise in the arena and on social media, as he opened up about his recovery from herpes.

The fighter said: “The last fight I was tired, I was exhausted. I’m about to release this NFT that will change the fighting game.

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“And I was up 30 nights before that fight, I had herpes before that fight, two breakouts in the span of a week. I’m here, I’m healthy, come on, whatever. Does not matter.” Since then, Bauman’s brutally honest interview has gone viral on social media, amassing more than 76,000 views in one day.

The fight the American is referring to in his interview above is his most recent fight before his showdown with Forest when he took on Josh Fremd. It was Fremd who came out on top in February following a second-round submission by the light heavyweight.

Joel Bauman celebrated his win over Reese Forest

That turned out to be a huge win in Fremd’s career, after the 28-year-old received an offer from the UFC after the fight. He has since fought once in the championship, losing to Anthony Hernandez at UFC 273 earlier last month.

For Bauman, it appeared that he had more than recovered from both fatigue and herpes over the weekend, after dominating opponent Forest throughout the clash. His return to winning ways means he now has a 5-2-0 professional record in the Octagon.

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