Cormier's hand broken, out at least six weeks

by Dann Stupp | source: mmajunkie.com
 

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Two-time Olympic wrestler and undefeated pro fighter Daniel Cormier picked up an impressive victory Saturday night. But it came at a cost.

Cormier, who entered Saturday's semifinals as an injury replacement for tourney favorite Alistair Overeem, blasted former EliteXC champ Antonio Silva with a thunderous right hand early in the fight. Silva crashed to the mat and quickly regained his composure, but he was never the same fighter.

"I kind of hurt my hand on the very first right hand when he went down," said Cormier. "When he got up, I was like, 'How am I going to get through 15 minutes with my hand hurting like it was?' But I kept going. I kept throwing it."

Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker plans for the eight-man grand prix to conclude in early 2012, when Cormier will meet fellow finalist Josh Barnett.

"If Daniel wasn't available for an extended period of time, we'd consider another opponent (for Barnett)," said Coker. "We'll wait and see how his hand is after X-rays."

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Now Cormier has tweeted that the hand is indeed broken:

Just got done seeing Dr. Hand is broken will be on the shelf 4 a while. Still looking forward to finishing tourney. Thx 4 support. DC

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Cormier's management provides further detail to USA Today.

If all goes well, Cormier will wait six to eight weeks before resuming training, according to his management agency, Zinkin Entertainment.

That could leave Cormier enough time to put in a full training camp, or close to it, for the heavyweight tournament final in the first quarter of next year. Strikeforce has not set a specific date for the event; the promotion's TV contract with Showtime expires in February, although there are options to renew it until 2014.

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9/13/11 7:12 PM by fabes

Why do you hate Valentijn?

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9/13/11 6:34 PM by MPA

At least he will make the fight.

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9/13/11 6:00 PM by WRESTLENOW

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9/13/11 1:27 PM by Tebowkakke

This is by far the worst GP I have ever seen. Injuries, people getting plucked to other fights, etc. What a mess.

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9/13/11 1:00 PM by Cann

No way Zuffa signs Fedor and their M-1 co-promotion bs again. Fedor will finish his days under the M-1 Global banner fighting cans or people just out of the top10 status. His next rumored fight is with Jeff Monson, which might be a decent fight for him to come back on.

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9/13/11 9:54 AM by Domingo

Fold the organization and call it a day.

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VALENTIJN OVEREEM vs Barnett. Make it happen!

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9/13/11 9:22 AM by NJstileNJ

Why didn't Overeem get time to heal his injuries?

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