Andre Pederneiras has confronted many challenges contained in the cage as a fighter and cageside as a coach.

Within the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Pederneiras now faces a special form of problem. A prolonged Instagram submit from the legendary Nova Uniao coach posted Monday introduced he’s self-isolating after a constructive take a look at for the novel coronavirus at the moment wreaking havoc on the globe. He initially revealed the information in an interview with Combate.

The submit from Pederneiras reads (translation by way of Google Translate):

“Good morning everybody!

“I took the Covid-19 take a look at and it was constructive. I’m effectively, fulfilling my isolation at dwelling, and my largest concern at this second is to proceed our fundraising marketing campaign, as a result of the starvation of the much less lucky can not fail to be quenched as a result of a MOMENTARY low medical in the midst of this struggle that we’re preventing, to feed the much less lucky.

“No matter whether or not I’m unable to go to the road, our military of ATHLETES AND COLLABORATORS will proceed to distribute the fundamental meals baskets on the scheduled instances – and as quickly as I’m free, I might be again in entrance of all the pieces, shopping for and distributing the meals TOGETHER WE WIN THIS WAR.

“Each week I’m going to the financial institution to get the assertion to account for the marketing campaign. Sadly, this week I must submit the cellphone assertion (which I don’t love to do as a result of it doesn’t present the identify of André Pederneiras Institute and the worth collectively), however as quickly as I’m launched to go away, I’ll submit the assertion the best way it got here making.

“The motto of my life has at all times been FIGHTING TO WIN, and it will likely be no totally different now!! My because of everybody who’s donating and serving to these individuals in want not directly.”

Pederneiras, 53, is probably most well-known for his perennial presence within the nook of former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao. All through his profession, Pederneiras has coached dozens of different MMA notables together with B.J. Penn, Junior dos Santos, Claudia Gadelha, Grey Maynard, and Eduardo Dantas.

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Bom dia a todos! Fiz o teste da Covid-19 e deu positivo. Estou bem, cumprindo meu isolamento em casa, e minha maior preocupação nesse momento é continuar a nossa campanha de arrecadação, porque a fome dos menos favorecidos não pode deixar de ser saciada por conta de uma MOMENTÂNEA baixa médica no meio dessa guerra que estamos travando, de alimentar os menos favorecidos. Independentemente de eu estar impossibilitado de ir à rua, nosso exército de ATLETAS E COLABORADORES vai continuar a distribuição das cestas básicas nos horários marcados – e assim que eu estiver liberado, estarei de volta à frente de tudo, comprando e distribuindo os alimentos PARA JUNTOS VENCERMOS ESSA GUERRA. Toda semana tenho ido ao banco tirar o extrato para prestar contas da campanha. Infelizmente, essa semana terei que postar o extrato do celular (o que não gosto de fazer porque não mostra o nome do Instituto André Pederneiras e o valor juntos), mas assim que for liberado para sair, voltarei a postar o extrato da forma como vinha fazendo. O lema da minha vida sempre foi LUTANDO PARA VENCER, e não será diferente agora!! Meu muito obrigado a todos que estão doando e ajudando essas pessoas tão necessitadas de alguma forma.

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