Cormier: Broken hand is worst case scenario

by Ben Fowlkes | source:

Daniel Cormier broke his right hand hiitting Antonio Silva in the first round, and then kept on hitting with it.

"It was just the adrenaline," he told MMA Fighting. "I was on such a high ... If we'd have fought 15 minutes, I'd have kept throwing that thing all 15 minutes."

Today the former Olympian's hand goes into a cast for the next six to eight weeks. He plans to work on kicks and his cardio, but even when the cast finally comes off, it is unknown how long it will be before he's able to get back into full training and sparring.

"This is terrible for me," Cormier said. "This is worst-case scenario. With when they want the fight to happen (first quarter 2012), and me being the kind of guy who wants to deliver those type of fights, to have an injury like this. The thing that makes it so difficult is, I think Josh is so good. I need to have a ten-week training camp to prepare for that fight, so this is worst-case scenario for me .. (I am) just hoping I have something in me that makes me heal fast so I can start training, and get the type of training camp I need to fight Josh."

"Everybody always tells me that I made big improvements from fight to fight to fight. Well, if I'm injured for two months, what if I don't make that much of an improvement from my last fight to the fight with Josh? That's why I say it's worst-case. This is the fight where I have to make the most improvement just to be where I need to be to beat the guy."

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JeffersonDArcyChoke site profile image  

9/17/11 4:03 PM by JeffersonDArcyChoke

Bobby Lashley vs Chad Griggs II in the Finals.

Tankhead site profile image  

9/17/11 3:55 PM by Tankhead

You may have been right, but being the guy who said "I told you so!" is very unbecoming. I'd see about fixing that...

Ktaco site profile image  

9/17/11 3:38 PM by Ktaco

Dan Henderson, a gp title is calling you.

donttazemebro site profile image  

9/17/11 3:22 PM by donttazemebro

LOL. Fun fantasy post though. I say put Werdum in.

voorhees site profile image  

9/17/11 2:28 PM by voorhees

Yeah!Thats probably what will happen!

nopolian2 site profile image  

9/17/11 11:51 AM by nopolian2

Put in Wandy to fight Josh...Wand walks at 220 is training now, does not have a fight lined up, and has never been subbed..could be interseting

Liquid8 site profile image  

9/16/11 3:56 PM by Liquid8

^^This. I've never understood why people have such boners for tournaments. Unless the stars and the moon line up perfectly, they're almost impossible to run smoothly due to accidents & injuries. They almost always end up in disappointing the fans, because they are never able to run their full course without major issues.

Ghan site profile image  

9/16/11 3:10 PM by Ghan

If Barnett wasn't such a bad style match up for him this could really be the ending to the tourney.FedorOvereemWerdumBigfootBarnettKharitonovRogersArlovskiCormierGriggsThe Grave Digger wins!

MMALOGIC site profile image  

9/16/11 3:03 PM by MMALOGIC

 Chad Griggs... "#1 HW in the world".  lol.

Radio Raheem site profile image  

9/16/11 3:02 PM by Radio Raheem

Jesus Christ. They need to just take Strikeforce off life support already. Give Barnett the winner of Brock/Overeem, Then when Cormier heals up 100%, put him right back in the mix.