Brazil’s Prazeres Donates Medical Masks To Combat Coronavirus

No matter the circumstances, anyone helping out the community when it needs it the most is doing something right.

Currently serving a suspension via USASA, Michel Prazeres is making the most of his time. The 38-year-old donated over 200 medical masks to his home area of Belem, Brazil to protect people from the coronavirus. Regardless of the platform, Prazeres is willing to show that one good deed can help anyone, no matter who they are.

Speaking with Globo Esporte, Prazeres discussed the reason for giving back.

“These people really need this stuff. Hand sanitizers, gloves, they don’t have access to those things,” Prazeres stated, via Bloody Elbow. “Many times prices are really high because the demand is so high. Personally, I had to go to seven different drugstores until I found some. Thank God I have friends who have also donated and are helping my community.

Prazeres has been fighting since 2000. He joined the UFC in 2013, losing to Paulo Thiago via split decision. Since then, he is 10-2 in his last twelve fights. Back in February 2019 he lost to Ismail Naurdiev via split decision.

“This is the time to share, to be selfless and not think only about yourself,” Prazeres went on to say. “Of course we think about ourselves, but we have to think about the common good. This is very important for everyone’s well-being. If everyone did as little as we’re doing, it would raise more awaraness. This situation will get better, I’m sure.”

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