Daniel Cormier suffered knee injury prior to UFC 173, may need surgery following Dan Henderson fight

Thearon W. Henderson

Then suffered a tooth injury during his scrap with "Hendo."

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight contender Daniel Cormier insisted he was going to sit on the sidelines and wait for a 205-pound title shot against the winner of Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson, who are expected to throw down in August (more on that here).

Something promotion president Dana White called a "bad idea."

Unfortunately "DC" may not have a choice, as the undefeated Olympian injured his lateral collateral ligament (LCL) to the point where he nearly withdrew from his fight last weekend, a lopsided submission win over Dan Henderson at the UFC 173 pay-per-view (PPV) event in Las Vegas, Nevada (watch it).

UFC Tonight shared the update on Wednesday.

Cormier (15-0) is expected to see his doctor next week and could have his knee scoped and depending on what kind of damage he took to his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), could have a procedure done to correct that issue, as well. And to add insult to injury, he had to have a tooth pulled after his win over Henderson.

Sucks getting old!

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