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Daniel Cormier claims broken hand hindered performance

Unfortunately, it appears Josh Barnett was not alone in breaking his hand during last night’s exciting effort in the Strikeforce Grand Prix Final as opponent Daniel Cormier has come forward to say he also exited the bout with a battered mitt. Like Barnett, Cormier claimed the injury occurred in the opening round of action but he pressed on despite the pain.

“I stopped throwing it for a while,” said Cormier at the post-fight press conference. “In a fight, you must be able to use all your weapons, so I punched, kicked, kneed, elbowed.”

Cormier also added he believed he would have to undergo surgery to repair the damage but didn’t expect the procedure to be as serious as the one he underwent after injuring the same hand against Antonio Silva (which kept him out six months). In fact, the unbeaten former Olympian even stated he hopes to fight two more times before the end of the year.

PHOTO CREDIT – STRIKEFORCE