CALIFORNIA — Cody Stamann is thankful to be more equipped than most to deal with the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis.
"My job is so unique in that you never really know what's going to happen next. For example, you can be doing great and winning fights, but then you're injured and you're on the sideline recovering for a year. There's so much that can happen, so you really have to be level-headed and be able to handle your emotions," the star Team Iridium bantamweight says.
Still, Cody can't help but feel for those who have been more affected by the pandemic.
"A lot of people are really struggling because of this, whether they've gotten sick or know someone who has, or had their livelihood affected," he says, "and that can weigh heavily on you."
Cody has done his best to make good use of his time on the sideline — working out, enjoying time outdoors and of course Netflix. But the UFC's No. 11-ranked bantamweight is more eager than ever to step back into the Octagon and continue his pursuit of a fifth UFC win.
"I can't speak for anyone else, but what I want to do is go in there and compete," Cody says. "I've said it before; I don't care who it is. I'll fight any bantamweight in the UFC. I'm feeling so sharp that it doesn't matter who the opponent is."
Iridium Sports Agency is a full-service professional management firm. Founded in 2009 by attorney Jason House, Iridium represents more than 75 fighters in the UFC, Bellator and ProFightLeague. Iridium's team of agents is devoted to assisting athletes in all aspects of their professional lives.