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Daniel Cormier Explains How He Was Injured

Daniel Cormier Explains How He Was Injured

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier explained what happened that forced him out of UFC 197 during a recent appearance on “UFC Tonight.”

Cormier was scheduled to face Jon Jones, but underwent surgery and will be out for a few months.

“I had a kick checked,” he said. “I fell over not knowing what happened. By end of the weekend, my leg was very swollen. I did an MRI because of all of the swelling and found out I tore a ligament.”

Cormier also said his invitation to train Ovince Saint Preux – who meets Jones for the interim title – was “an offer you don’t anticipate people taking. But by putting it out there, it says: ‘anyone but Jon.’ The enemy of my friend is my friend. I’d help anybody but Jones.”