AN MMA fighter made a shocking health admission in his post-fight interview on Monday night.

Joel Bauman beat Reese Forest at the Fury FC 61 event in Texas.

But what he said after the bout left MMA viewers scratching their heads.

The 30-year-old lost his last fight in February before his bounceback win this week.

And he admitted: "Last fight I was tired, I was exhausted.

"I’m about to launch this NFT that’s going to change the fight game. And I put in 30 all-nighters before that fight.

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"I had herpes before that fight, two outbreaks in the span of a week.

"I’m here, I’m healthy, let’s go, whatever. It doesn’t matter."

His opponent in February Josh Fremd saw the clip of the interview on social media and chimed in.

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Fremd said: "I would comment on this because I’m the guy who fought him last.

"But I think he’s talked enough – this s**t is now viral in more ways than one."

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