UFC flyweight Cody Durden is prepared to face the best in the world upon his return to the cage.
Durden has been sidelined since December after suffering an ACL tear. The injury took place during his UFC Fight Night 183 bout with Jimmy Flick. He has since began rehabbing in order to prepare for his eventual return.
“I went to the doctor last week and he actually said I’m a month ahead of schedule,” Durden recently told Cageside Press about the status of his injury. “It feels good. I’m rehabbing three times a week. At the end of the month, I’ll be able to hit pads. At the end of April, I will be able to run. I’m just taking it slow.”
Although a timeline hasn’t been given to Durden, his recovery appears to be going smoothly. With the tremendous progress made so far, he expects a return to only be a few months away. And when he does return, flyweight will remain his home — despite putting on some bulk while on the mend.
Today marks 12 weeks since surgery. 3 more months, and I’ll be cleared to fight…… pic.twitter.com/WxvL8OmuAW
— Cody Durden (@Cody_Durden) March 23, 2021
“The upper body’s getting big, man,” Durden exclaimed. But that won’t keep him away from 125.
When asked about who he wants next, the former Valor FC Bantamweight Champion stated he wants to fight anyone. However, he does intend on avenging his only loss in the promotion.
“I’m going to focus on myself and get my leg right. When I come back, I’m going to fight anyone,” said Durden. “I signed up to fight the best in the world, and that’s what I am going to do. I promise you this, the rematch is going to happen with Jimmy Flick,”
Catch the full interview with UFC Flyweight Cody Durden above. We discuss his UFC career so far, status of injury, the time UFC Lightweight Justin Gaethje cornered him as an amateur and more.