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American fighter mixed martial (MMA), Daniel Cormier spoke about the back problems and future plans. His words are quoted by MMA Fighting.
In 2018, the athlete had three fights — two of them he was able to first conquer and then to defend the title of champion in the heavyweight division of the ultimate fighting championship (UFC). Frequent performances, according to Cormier, make themselves known. Cormier confirmed that due to a prolonged recovery from a back injury he has no plans to act soon. However, the soldier refused from the idea to retire in 40 years — that is how much he will be 20 in March.
In an interview with reporters, the champion has complained of back problems. “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.
November 3, 2018 at UFC 230 in new York, Cormier defended a title of the champion of UFC in heavy weight in a battle with compatriot derrick Lewis. In December of the same year soldier refused the title of champion in the light heavyweight division. For the vacant belt fought American John Jones and the Swede Alexander Gustafsson, the title went to first.
Cormier tops the ranking UFC fighters without taking into account weight categories. In his career he was defeated only once. He has 22 wins by the rules of MMA. Cormier is a former member of team USA in freestyle wrestling. The athlete competed at the Olympics in Beijing in 2008.
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