UFC 226: Daniel Cormier Takes Scary Fall On Stage

Bob De Chiara for USA TODAY Sports

That's the message the UFC light heavyweight champion passed along on Friday after a scary spill on stage during the UFC 226 pre-fight press conference a day earlier.

His fight with Brian Ortega was scrapped and UFC 226 moved forward with just one title fight.

As he got up from the table, Cormier tripped on a speaker and took a bad spill, sending those present at the press conference and MMA Twitter into a bit of a frenzy (video above).

Less than 24 hours after UFC 226 lost its co-headliner, UFC officials breathed a sigh of relief after seemingly avoiding another crisis. Cormier, meanwhile, who is unbeaten as a heavyweight, looks to enter the conversation of the greatest fighters in Octagon history by becoming only the second to hold two titles simultaneously. A speaker was placed next to his chair and he tripped over it. Made it clear to say, "Fight is not in jeopardy" though. At the time of this writing, UFC 226 will go ahead as UFC 226: Miocic vs. Cormier, and not UFC 226: Ngannou vs. Lewis.

While it was certainly a scary moment at what should have been the easiest part of fight week, there's no need for fight fans to panic.



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