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- Dec 31, 2014
When the idea of a UFC heavyweight title title defense against Brock Lesnar was looming, many were wondering why champ Daniel Cormier was clear that it wouldn’t take place until the summer. For a man that was looking to get a few fights and happily retire, it didn’t make much sense.
Later on, UFC president Dana White stated that DC was injured, but wouldn’t discuss the nature of the injury. Now, we have some answers.
Cormier (21-1, 1 NC, 11-1, 1 NC UFC) was a guest on The MMA Show on ESPN today, and explained that his back was jacked up and required him to go under the knife.
“The reason I haven’t fought, and the reason I didn’t fight in…
UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier: ‘I had back surgery in December’