'Former PRIDE heavyweight champion and Russian mixed martial arts pioneer Fedor Emelianenko has been admitted to a Moscow hospital which specializes in treating patients suffering from coronavirus, according to local reports.
Emelianenko, 44, is being treated at Clinical Hospital No. 52 in the Russian capital. News of Emelianenko's admission to the medical facility was reported by RIA Novosti citing information given to them by the medical institution.
Specific details as to Emelianenko's condition have not yet been made public, but a message posted to the fighter's Instagram page issued thanked people asking after his wellbeing.
"Thanks to all who are genuinely concerned for my health," the message reads, via translation by RT Sport. "I feel fine, I am going into recovery. I'm grateful to the doctors and medical staff for their care and hard work." '