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Daniel Cormier Injured, Timetable For Return Delayed

February 12, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Daniel Cormier has suffered a back injury that will keep him away from the Octagon a little longer. Cormier told MMA Weekly that he “f**ked my back up at UFC 230. It hasn’t recovered as fast as I hoped it would.”

Cormier went on to say, “I have to take some time off. I had to take some time to try and make myself healthy because my schedule was so heavy last year. Three fights, three five-round training camps, very heavy training camps. Last year was three championship fights, I did ‘The Ultimate Fighter,’ I did all my commentary duties, (and) I took that high school wrestling job in the middle of the year. It’s just a heavy, heavy year and I just need some time to get myself back in order.”

The UFC heavyweight champion had intended to fight one more time before retiring at forty, but it appears that has been pushed off as he told MMA Hour host Luke Thomas he’s not quitting just yet:

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