The champion of UFC (ultimate fighting championship) heavyweight Daniel Cormier said that due to the long recovery from a severe back injury he has no plans to perform in the octagon in the near future.
“I hurt my back in new York when he sneezed! This is not a joke. I’m still trying to recover,” said 39-year-old American soldier in an interview with the media.
In 2018, the athlete had three fights — two of which he was able to first conquer and then to defend the title.
In November in new York Cormier defeated American derrick Lewis and retained the title of the champion of UFC in heavy weight.
The champion of UFC in lightweight Russian Habib Nurmagomedov (27-0) commented on the decision of the Athletic Commission of Nevada, which rendered a verdict in the case about the brawl with ex-champion of UFC in two weight categories Irish fighter Conor McGregor (21-4), after the UFC 229 6 October 2018.
Wrote Znayu, Habib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor suspended for a long time after their fights at UFC 229 6 October 2018.
Nurmagomedov was suspended from fighting for 9 months and was fined 500 thousand dollars. McGregor get suspended for six months, and fined 50 thousand dollars.
The timing of the disqualifications are counted from the 6th of October.
“Politics forever,” – wrote Nurmagomedov wrote on Twitter.
As reported by the portal Znaia the champion of UFC in semi-heavy and heavy weight American Daniel Cormier was the fighter of the year by the sports channel ESPN in 2018.