In the early hours of Monday morning, it was announced that the three-time NBA champion had penned a four-year deal with the Lakers worth a staggering $154 Million. Most would think that Miocic would be disheartened to hear of James’ departure from Cleveland. In a recent interview, however, the heavyweight champ revealed he isn’t mad at all. In fact, he supports James’ decision to do what’s best for him and his basketball legacy (quotes via MMA Mania)
“It is what it is. I’m not mad at all,” Miocic said of James during a UFC 226 media lunch. “It’s best for him, whatever he wants.
“It’s his legacy, not mine. I’m not his dad. Listen to nothing but the best for him.”
Miocic will always have fond memories of James, who helped the Cavs land their maiden NBA championship in 2016.
“He brought a title back [to Cleveland] like he said he would,” he continued. “Can’t be mad at the guy.
“It’s whatever he wants. It’s his decision, not mine. At least he didn’t wait until the end like he did the last time. At least he did it right away.”
Stipe Miocic defends his Heavyweight title against Daniel Cormier this Sunday on Sony ESPN.