During Lee’s entrance inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, play-by-play commentator Joe Rogan mentioned a staph infection on the fighter’s pectoral. Cormier paused for a moment and confirmed Rogan’s suspicion.
During a recent edition of his “Talk & Talker” podcast, Cormier revealed why he paused (via Bloody Elbow):
“So we’re on air, right, and Rogan goes ‘is that staph?’ “And somebody in my ear, I don’t know who it is goes, ‘don’t say nothing.’ And I was like ‘What the hell? Do I address this, or do I not say anything?’ So I was like ‘it is.’ I couldn’t help myself, I go ‘it is staph.’ Because it’s big and red, and raised up.”