Stipe Miocic Slammed Brock Lesnar For Stealing the Show at UFC 226
Despite ending the UFC 226 on a losing note, Stipe Miocic silently left the show with grace.
At the height of Daniel Cormier’s victory, Brock Lesnar made a surprise appearance and had an intense face off with the heavyweight champion.
UFC Dana White then hinted that the two might be locking horns in the cage soon. This WWE-like style of promoting fights did not please many including Daniel Cormier’s bitter rival: Stipe Miocic.
Weeks after surrendering the belt to DC via knockout in the first round, Miocic finally broke his silence about the heated face-off between DC and the WWE star.
In an interview with ESPN on Monday, he slammed Lesnar for his post-fight antics at the UFC 226.
“It was a sh*t show and it was disrespectful. I didn’t think that was what the UFC was all about.”
Among the long lists of UFC stars, Miocic is one of the most soft-spoken fighters. But he did come out of his shell when asked about Lesnar’s surprise appearance.
No Holding Back
He also revealed that he was supposed to ask for a rematch on that night. But Lesnar’s involvement in the event overshadowed everything.
“I thought they were going to interview me [after the fight] and I was going to ask for a rematch.”
“When Brock came in, I said, ‘I’m out of here, I don’t need this circus.’ How can you give a guy a title shot who hasn’t fought in over two years, is suspended, and his last fight is a no-contest because he was taking PEDs?”
As of now, he said he only wanted a rematch against DC.
But with Lesnar looming as a potential challenger for DC, the rematch could not be in the offing.
“I want a title shot. I deserve it,” Miocic said. “[Lesnar] hasn’t fought in how long? For him to get a title shot, as I get thrown to the side? It just seems like they are desperate for pay-per-views.”
Watch the Miocic-Cormier fight in the video below:
Miocic is the only fighter in the MMA history to defend the heavyweight title thrice, making him one of the best in this division.
”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.”