On Saturday August 15 there was a historic evening in UFC, the one that united Stipe Miocic and Daniel cormier in their third fight together. The most prestigious Mixed Martial Arts company presented UFC 252 at APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, where the two stopped talking. Although the current champion kept the belt there were several controversies. The first, a picket in the eye of DC that changed the course of the fight, and, now, the latter claimed to have had COVID-19 before the fight.
The referee’s apology
“If you accept the applause, you must also make mistakes, that is proof that you are listening, you are honest and you implore improvement. Immediately after the fight, watching the replay, I apologized to Daniel and his team and I do so publicly and without reservation for missing what I shouldn’t have done, but I can’t call out what I don’t see. I have no repetitions and multiple angles, it is a single shot in real time, ”was what the referee, Marc Goddard, began by saying.
Cormier and his positive for coronavirus
“This is not an excuse at all. Miocic he won the fight and fought very well. This is almost a thank you to Oura for allowing me to get to the fight. I could have kept pushing and not know what I had. But I was able to take proper care of myself, then go back to training and fight for the heavyweight championship. Without the ring, I don’t think it’s possible, “he began by saying Daniel cormier about. Thus, it attracted attention due to the magnitude of the aforementioned.
To close with his remarks, the former UFC heavyweight champion communicated the following: “The ring did not tell me that I had COVID. But the ring told me that something was wrong and I used the information to make the decision and see a doctor. Then I found out I had COVID, but the information I got from the ring allowed me to fight. ” Now, surely an answer will come from Stipe Miocic or Dana White.
Your farewell message
Thank you all for your love and support. It’s not what I wanted or expected, but it is what it is. Congratulations for @stipemiocic on a fantastic fight, it was an honor and pleasure to share the Octagon with you for 50 minutes. To my team: I love you all to death, you have made so many sacrifices. I hope I have made you proud. Salina and the children: thank you for being my motivation. To all fans: I love you very much. You guys push me to try to be cool. To @danawhite and @ufc: I have loved every minute. Thanks for giving me the opportunity. It’s been a hell of a ride, huh? ” Cormier.