Daniel Cormier Reports he Tested Positive For COVID-19 Ahead of UFC 252
By FCF Staff
Following Daniel Cormier’s loss to Stipe Miocic last month at UFC 252, the legend has confirmed that he contracted COVID-19, during the early stages of his camp for the bout.
Cormier and Miocic battled in a rubber match on August 15th, and the latter retained the heavyweight title via a decision win. Recently Cormier spoke with Kevin Iole from Yahoo Sports, about the Oura smart ring, which tracks various health metrics of a person.
While doing so, Cormier confirmed that in early July, he tested positive for COVID-19.
“The ring didn’t tell me I had COVID,” Cormier said. “But the ring told me that something wasn’t right, and I used the information to make a decision to go see the doctor. I found out then that I had COVID, but the information I got from the ring allowed me to make the fight.
“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.”
After Cormier’s loss at UFC 252, the 41-year-old confirmed that the bout would indeed, be the last of his storied career.