About The Sports Courier Podcast Episode 58: TSC News editor Fred Richani interviews former UFC and Bellator fighter Phillipe Nover about battling the COVID-19 pandemic on the frontlines of New York City hospitals as a Registered Nurse, his MMA career, promoting anti-bullying with Kickin’ It, and how we can all protect ourselves from coronavirus during this pandemic.

TSC Podcast Episode 58 with Phillipe Nover. Hosted by Fred Richani.

Phillipe Nover Interview Time Stamps:

  • 00:38 Becoming a Registered Nurse, how fast COVID-19 spread in New York City
  • 03:29 PPE, healthcare workers’ safety
  • 05:13 Average age of COVID-19 patients treated
  • 06:22 Kawasaki disease among children related to COVID-19 / coronavirus?
  • 07:36 COVID-19 recovery, long-term health effects, preexisting conditions
  • 08:44 Grappling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Renzo Gracie
  • 09:18 When can BJJ safely return?
  • 10:23 UFC running events during pandemic – good idea?
  • 13:44 Is it safe to reopen states?
  • 16:06 Moderna COVID-19 vaccine
  • 17:12 COVID-19 prevention tips, safety
  • 17:57 Coronavirus symptoms to look out for, hospitalization
  • 19:56 Will there be second wave of COVID-19?
  • 23:08 Working with Bullying We’re Kickin It nonprofit organization on anti-bullying
  • 24:53 Grappling tournaments, BJJ superfights
  • 26:46 UFC boom period during Brock Lesnar Era
  • 27:16 The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir
  • 29:35 Worst MMA injuries
  • 32:13 Best advice to cope with pandemic

Fast Facts about Phillipe Nover:

  • Former MMA fighter (2003-2017) for UFC, Bellator MMA, Ring of Combat
  • Career MMA record 11-8-1
  • The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir Finalist (2008)
  • Notable wins over Darrell Horcher, George Roop (TUF), Mike Santiago, Abner Lloveras
  • Full-time cardiac nurse

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