UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier said a back injury brought on by that innocuous reflex has now delayed his timetable for return.
Cormier (22-1 MMA, 11-1 UFC) told MMAWeekly.com: “I have to take some time off. I had to take some time to try and make myself healthy because my schedule was so heavy last year. Three fights, three five-round training camps, very heavy training camps.
“Last year was three championship fights, I did ‘The Ultimate Fighter,’ I did all my commentary duties, (and) I took that high school wrestling job in the middle of the year. It’s just a heavy, heavy year and I just need some time to get myself back in order.”