Someone Wants His Belt Back
Almost three months after two-division champion Daniel Cormier knocked out heavyweight legend Stipe Miocic, the losing fighter still thinks he deserves a rematch more than ever.
And just while MMA fans are rooting for another bout, here comes a shocking UFC announcement: DC is taking on Derrick Lewis for his first heavyweight title defence on November 3 for UFC 230.
Everyone has one similar question in mind: how about the longest-reigning heavyweight champion Miocic? It’s even surprising that UFC denied him a rematch with DC after telling them he’s ready for UFC 230.
Via a text message to ESPN Miocic said:
“I was in talks to offer myself up to headline and help save that card, but I was never offered [Cormier].”
“I’d fight [Cormier] any time, anywhere. I look forward to getting my belt back.”
Aside from this, Miocic released a video on his Twitter account explaining how much DC owes him another fight. For Miocic, he is a ‘way better’ fighter than Cormier.
“9 times out of 10 I beat DC. Everyone knows it. DC knows it. No heavyweight has ever accomplished what I have.”
— Stipe Miocic (@stipemiocic) October 9, 2018
Not DC’s Priority
Prior to UFC’s announcement, we knew it would take a while before DC re-enters the Octagon. The champion said he’d fight Miocic possibly after Brock Lesnar early next year.
However, Miocic was dismayed when UFC announced on Tuesday that Cormier would defend his title against Lewis. “The Beast” just won his UFC 229 bout against Alexander Volkov this weekend.
After DC defeated Miocic at UFC 226, the latter explained why he thinks he deserves another shot at the title he defended for long. On an interview with ESPN in July he said:
“I cleaned out the division. I defended it more than anyone, and you’re gonna tell me I don’t deserve a chance to get it back? Get out of here. Kiss my ass if you don’t think I deserve that.”
In a recent exchange, DC responded to Miocic’s tweet saying he’s next on his line of opponents ‘if Brock doesn’t make it.’ Here’s what Stipe thinks about that:
You beat me that night. I respect that. But it would never happen again. I carried the torch in this division for a long time. I’ve been staying up all night with my new born daughter and I still offered to fight you nov 3 with ZERO camp weeks ago.
— Stipe Miocic (@stipemiocic) October 10, 2018
On November 3, we will witness a heavyweight title fight between DC and Lewis at Madison Square Garden in New York. However, we do not know for sure when we’ll see Miocic entering the Octagon again vs the double champ, or if we ever will.