After suffering an injury that could well mean he pulls out of his highly anticipated UFC bantamweight title defence against T.J Dillashaw, Cody Grabrandt has started treatment on his injured back.
Cody “No Love” Garbrandt won the UFC Bantamweight title with a stunning upset over pound-for-pound great Dominick Cruz in on December 30th, 2016. He was then selected to coach the 25h season of The Ultimate Fighter against former teammate and former Bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw.
The show, currently on air, finished production months ago and the two coaches were set to face off as the headliner of UFC 213 on July 8 during International Fight week.
However, it appears the fight is now in jeopardy. TJ first tipped off the fans via Instagram, saying that he smelled “someone trying to pull out of a fight.”
Ariel Helwani reported that their bout was uncertain due to injury
Cody responded via twitter:
“Flying to Germany tomorrow for my second back procedure in less than 3 months, rest easy @TJDillashaw your time will come.”
“I tore my back over two months ago and did stem cells that didn’t heal my back as I was told, now off to Germany for another procedure!”
Today it appears that “No Love” has undergone the mentioned procedure, with several videos of it appearing across Instagram.
STEM cell therapy is on the cutting edge of medical repair and is a powerful alternative to traditional surgery. Mainly it is used to regenerate types of tissue which get poor blood supply and thus cannot repair themselves, including ligaments, tendons, and cartilage structures.
The treatment is less invasive, less risky, and demands less recovery time than most traditional surgeries, although they are relatively recent, and many types of STEM procedures are illegal in the USA. many elite fighters including Conor McGregor and Luke Rockhold have had success with these treatments. We can only wish Cody a speedy recovery and hope that his title fight with TJ can be confirmed soon.