Daniel Cormier has scary fall after UFC 226 press conference
The curse of International Fight Week is working overtime this year.
UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier had a scary fall Thursday following the conclusion of UFC 226’s pre-fight press conference at the Pearl at the Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Cormier, who challenges Stipe Miocic for the heavyweight title in UFC 226’s main event, appeared to trip to the floor hard after standing from his seat. Cormier stayed down for several seconds until gingerly rising to his feet and limping backstage with the help of UFC security. “DC” then walked out to face off with Miocic following a tense few minutes.
Cormier’s tumble comes less than 24 hours after UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway was pulled from his co-main event battle against Brian Ortega due to concussion-like symptoms that led Holloway to be transported to the emergency room twice over a span of three days.
UFC 226 takes place Saturday, July 7 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The PFL made it look easy last night with their professional broadcasting on NBC sports. Why is it so hard for the UFC to go fucking mainstream and professional. Still fucking up cards like its the year 2008. Bas on the mic legitimizes the sport.