Number one contender for the UFC Light Heavyweight title, Daniel Cormier, said the following about his bad knee and if he will need surgery before the Light Heavyweight title fight against Jon Jones.
“I’m an old-school wrestling guy – put some tape on it, and let’s go to work…I’ve got a great doctor, and he makes everything accessible to me, so we’re going to look at some other things, like (platelet-rich plasma) therapy. We may go overseas and do some stem-cell (therapy). There’s a whole bunch of options.”
“This is my knee as I know it. I feel 100 percent, because I don’t know any better.”
Daniel Cormier (15-0) has six knockouts, four submissions and five decision victories in his MMA career. In his last five fights he has beaten the top names that MMA has to offer. He beat Josh Barnett via unanimous decision at Strikeforce – Barnett vs. Cormier on May / 19 / 2012 and Dion Staring via TKO at Strikeforce – Marquardt vs. Saffiedine on Jan / 12 / 2013. He made his UFC return against Frank Mir and won the fight via unanimous decision at UFC on Fox 7 – Henderson vs. Melendez on Apr / 20 / 2013. He then beat Roy Nelson via unanimous decision at UFC 166 – Velasquez vs. dos Santos 3 on Oct / 19 / 2013 and then in his next fight he knocked out Patrick Cummins at UFC 170 – Rousey vs. McMann on Feb / 22 / 2014. He is coming off a win over Dan Henderson at UFC 173 via submission.