Claude Patrick Looking to Return at UFC 174
Posted by Larry Csonka on 02.13.2014
He discusses coming back from injury…
- Claude Patrick recently spoke about his time off due to injury and when and where he wants to return. Here are the highlights…
On When He Got Hurt: "I got hurt in training for my fight in Calgary at UFC 149. I tore a ligament training for that fight, so I pulled out of it. I've been recovering here for a bit, and I'm just on the comeback trail now."
On The Canadian Healthcare System Causing His Delayed Return: "With surgery in the U.S., you can get it right away if you get the cash for it, but in Canada, you have to wait in line," Patrick said. "It's covered, but you've got to wait until your surgery comes up in line. I got my done in December, and I'm just on the stage of coming back."
On Getting Back Into Training: "It takes a while to recondition your body after a year and a couple months off," he said. "A big mistake I think a lot of people make is they rush back without getting in top shape. You got to make sure you condition your body before you try a full training camp because it can be pretty hectic."
On Wanting to Return at UFC 174: "The show I'm looking at is the one in June in Vancouver," Patrick said. "I'm hoping for that, but it's really tentative. I just now started training back at a decent pace, so once I take a couple bumps back in the gym, I'll see how I'm feeling."