UFC Lightweight Drakkar Klose returns to the Octagon after a hiatus of more than 2 years. For someone originally set to return to fighting in 2021, it’s fair to say that Klose was a bit unlucky with his fate. Klose is a professional mixed martial artist with 14 years of combat experience and an 11-2 record with a draw. He fights in the UFC lightweight division where he is 5-2.
Klose last fought it in UFC 248 Beneil Dariush where he lost the fight by knockout in the second round, the goal preceded by a memorable back-and-forth between him and potential title challenger Dariush. The reactions of the commentary team – consisting of Joe Rogan, Daniel Cormier and Jon Anik– from this back and forth is one of the most well-known meme templates on the internet today.
Drakkar Klose suffered a herniated disc, a numb arm and much more the unnecessary push from Jeremy Stephens
Back in April 2021, Klose was booked to fight the former UFC fighter Jeremy Stephens at the UFC Vegas 24 Fight card headlined by middleweight Kelvin Gastelum and former middleweight champion Robert Whittaker. During the face-off after the weigh-in, the gaze became so intense that Stephens pressed Klose to his chest. The shove was so severe that Klose suffered a sprained cervical spine and concussion and stopped the fight.
In a report to BJ-Penn.com, Klose revealed “The damage was done, I’m not 100 percent away from it yet. It’s something I’ll probably need surgery on at some point… I said to myself if I need surgery, I’ll stop. I’m just trying to cope and do the therapy and all that. I thought that was it will be my end…
I had a really bad headache and had to deal with my neck problem, it’s something serious. When I went to see my doctor, he was talking about fusing my throat and I didn’t want to hear that. I want to date on my terms, I don’t want to date the doctor who tells me I can’t do this. It was a herniated disc, C6, C7, as soon as it happened my whole arm went numband later that night things weren’t right and I woke up, couldn’t open my eyes, really bad headache“ Klose finally described the details of the damage inflicted on him.
What do you think of Klose speaking of almost retiring after a nudge that would have easily been overlooked had he not disclosed the impact? Who do you think will win between Klose and his opponent this weekend? UFC on ESPN 34, Brandon Jenkins? Klose is known for his victories over his peers Bobby Green, Lando Vannata, Mark Diakiese and many more.
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