Daniel Cormier On Eye Injury At UFC 252: “It’s Starting To Get Better And Better"

Daniel Cormier's eye is recovering nicely.

Former two-division UFC champion Cormier suffered both a unanimous decision loss to UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic and an eye injury midway through their bout at UFC 252.

DC has made a lot of positive progress on his eye injury and surgery isn’t needed right now.

“It was concerning initially, because they did not know how severe the impact was going to be going forward. They didn’t know if I wasn’t going to need surgery and do all these other things,” Cormier said on the “Helwani & DC Show” (via Dave Doyle of MMA Junkie). “But luckily I was able to recover, and I feel better, and I prefer not to have surgery. I don’t want to go under the knife for everything. If it’s something that I can avoid, if it’s an option to not do it in that way, I’ll always use that option.”

The eye injury was suffered in the third round of their five-round affair as Miocic accidentally stuck his finger in DC’s left eye.

Cormier admits that while the injury was bad at first, it has gotten better and better and better over time.

“It was very bad initially,” Cormier said. “The first week-and-a-half or so, it was really bad. It wasn’t open. It was completely blurry. But now it feels like I have an eyelash in it. I went and saw the doctor last week, and he told me that I’m probably not going to need surgery. It was bad for like a week, and then it started to get better. I got medicine, antibiotics and stuff that kind of goes into my eye three times a day. It’s starting to get better and better and better. It feels good but just feels like there’s something in there. Like, you know when you get an eyelash in there and you can’t get it out? It’s like that. It’s not bad, though, not bothering me that much.”

Although DC did retire after the loss to Miocic, a medical suspension would prevent any potential comeback until February of next year.

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