Former UFC Champion Daniel Cormier has revealed that he had COVID-19 during his fight camp for the showdown with Stipe Miocic at UFC 252. Cormier revealed the news in an interview with Yahoo Sports and noted that he tested positive for the virus in July, a month before his fight with Miocic.
“This is not an excuse at all. Miocic won the fight, and he fought beautifully. This is a thank you almost to Oura for allowing me to get to the fight. I might have just kept pushing and not known I had it. But I was able to take care of myself properly and then get back into training and compete for the heavyweight championship of the world. Without the ring, I don’t think that’s possible,” Cormier said.
Cormier and Miocic fought at UFC 252 back in August 15, 2020. The fight which served as the main event of the pay-per-view was the trilogy showdown between the two and was won by Stipe Miocic via a unanimous decision after five rounds.
Cormier announced his retirement after the fight marking an end to a legendary career that saw him pile up an incredible record of 22-3 with his only losses coming against Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic.
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