UFC Champ turns to Stem Cell Therapy to keep Title Belt

Stem cells have been known to treat a multitude of medical problems and have gained ongoing popularity among athletes for the past several years. 36-year-old Daniel Cormier, who won the UFC light heavyweight championship in May 2015, has made it clear that he doesn’t want to be sidelined for long and has shot-down the possibility of undergoing surgery to repair his injured knee. Instead, he will be looking towards stem cell therapy to overcome his long documented ACL issues. But he certainly isn’t the first athlete to use these treatments to win notoriety; Hines Ward and Troy Polamalu of the Pittsburgh Steeelers received PRP therapy prior to winning Super Bowl XLIII. Golfer Tiger Woods regularly turns to PRP to treat his knee ailments, and Major League Baseball pitchers Takashi Saito and Bartolo Colon have seen success with the procedure as well.

Cormier’s physician commented saying that Daniel Cormier has been walking around with basically no ACL at all and has suggested a combination of Stem Cell and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Injections to stay strong and hold on to his Championship Belt.

His treatment regiment will include having his own stem cells extracted from adipose tissue and his own PRP extracted from his blood and then injected into his knee to promote healing and new growth of his damaged tendon.

Fellow UFC fighter Alexander Gustafsson is set to fight Cormier for the light heavyweight title later this year. If his treatments go as planned and rehabilitation stays on schedule, Cormier is set to defend the belt at UFC 192 on October 3rd, 2015 in Houston.

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