Will Daniel Cormier Need Eye Surgery Following UFC 252?
Daniel Cormier has given an update on his left eye following UFC 252.
Cormier challenged Stipe Miocic for the UFC Heavyweight Championship on August 15. The title fight headlined UFC 252 inside the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada. “DC” fell short in the contest, losing via unanimous decision. During the fight, Cormier suffered a nasty eye poke that was missed by referee Marc Goddard.
Cormier spoke to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani and had an update on his eye and whether or not surgery will be required (via TMZ Sports).
“Luckily I was able to recover, and I feel better. The first week and a half, [the eye] was really bad, it wasn’t opening, and it was completely blurry, but now it kind of feels like an eyelash is in it. I went and saw the doctor last week, and he told me I’m probably not going to have to have surgery, just kind of rest and recover. And today it feels good, but just feels like something in there, you know when you get an eyelash and can’t get it out? It’s just right in the corner.”
Going into UFC 252, Cormier said he would retire regardless of the result. “DC” insists that he will be sticking to his word. Cormier says he is at peace with the decision to hang up his gloves. He says that while he’ll miss fight weeks and the competition, he feels it’s time to walk away.
Cormier leaves MMA competition with a pro record of 22-3, 1 NC. He is a former UFC Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight Champion. “DC” is the second fighter to hold UFC gold in two weight classes simultaneously.
Post-fighting, Cormier appears to be set with his broadcasting career. He has been serving as the main color commentator for UFC events. There are also reports that WWE is interested in his services.