Daniel Cormier

Daniel Cormier

Saturday night in Cincinnati ended up being a great victory for Daniel Cormier, but it also cost him because now the former Olympian is on the shelf with a broken hand.

Cormier confirmed the news via his Twitter account on Monday.

“Just got done seeing doctor, hand is broken,” Cormier wrote. “Will be on the shelf for a while. Still looking forward to finishing tourney.”

Cormier defeated Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva via TKO, but when talking to MMAWeekly.com on Saturday night he stated he thought the hand got hurt on the very first punch in the fight.

“I hurt my right hand with the very first right hand I hit him with,” said Cormier. “Like I hit him as hard as I could, and you know people were making fun of me during the Jeff Monson fight for not following through and that’s why. That’s how you break your hand.”

Currently, the finals for the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix have not been scheduled yet, but previously Strikeforce official Scott Coker had stated they were targeting early 2012 for the fight.

Cormier will likely be out of training for several weeks while the hand heals up, but time will only tell how long and if he’ll be able to compete when the finals happen next year.

If the hand is recovered in time, Cormier will face former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett in the finals of the Grand Prix.

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