According to Alexander Volkanovski’s manager, Rhys Dal Cin, the UFC featherweight is being treated for an infection in Chile that was discovered as he was traveling home after his victory over Jose Aldo at UFC 237 on Saturday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Dal Cin took to social media to give an update on Volkanovski’s situation on Tuesday morning, revealing that “The Great” is in “good spirits” as he receives treatment for the infection in Santiago. According to his post, the infection “developed quickly” as he was on a flight home.
@arielhelwani @1bbradfo @AlexJOates11 @bokamotoESPN @UFC_AUSNZ @ufc @JamesAveris @nickwalshaw pic.twitter.com/x643otjflq— Rhys Dal Cin (@rhysdalcin) May 14, 2019
The post read:
“Hey all, Alex is ok. He’s being treated for an infection that developed quickly on our flight home. We are currently in Chile and will provide updates as [they] come to hand. The medical staff have been fantastic, he’s in good hands, and Alex is in good spirits!”
Dal Cin gave MMA Fighting an update on Volkanovski’s situation following his treatment for the infection. According to the featherweight contender’s manager, Volkanovski will remain in Santiago, Chile for between 24 to 48 hours until he is medically cleared to fly home. “The Great” was due to connect to another flight in Chile, but by the time his team reached Santiago they decided it was best that he received medical attention.
“Alex has improved since his admission to hospital,” read Dal Cin’s update on Volkanovski. “He will remain in Santiago for the next 24-48hrs where he is being monitored closely by the medics until he is medically cleared to fly.”