Daniel Cormier has confirmed that he will go ahead with knee surgery after taking time out to consider his options after it was revealed that he had a damaged ACL and torn LCL.

Initially Cormier indicated that he was reluctant to take the surgery, particularly at a time when he was so close to a title shot in the light-heavyweight division, but wisely it seems that he’s come to the conclusion that his health should come first.

However, the current No.2 ranked contender will compete one last time before going under the knife – though it won’t be in the Octagon.

Instead, the 35 year-old will take part in an amateur wrestling ‘superfight’ against Chris Pendleton as part of the UFC’s ‘International Fight Week’ festivities on July 5th.

Cormier still hopes that he’ll be able to recover from his knee surgery in time to face the winner of the light-heavyweight title rematch between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson which goes down on September 27th.

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