Last weekend Stipe Miocic became the two-time heavyweight champion of the world as he knocked out Daniel Cormier in the fourth round at UFC 241 which took place in Anaheim, California.
According to many MMA fans, the win has established Stipe Miocic as the greatest heavyweight champion of all time. Even UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones seemed to agree with that notion. Before he lost his title in the first fight to Cormier at UFC 226, Miocic was riding on a six-fight winning streak and had already defended his title three times against the likes of Overeem, Dos Santos and Ngannou.
However, Scott Coker of Bellator disagrees with that notion of Stipe being the greatest heavyweight of all time. In fact, he believes that Bellator heavyweight champion Ryan Bader beats Miocic.
“We all know that. Here is how I feel. If he fought Stipe, what would happen? I think he (Ryan Bader) is a better wrestler. He can deal with the striking ability,” Scott Coker said to Sherdog. “I think it would end up on the ground in a ground and pound situation. I think if ‘DC’ would rewind it, ‘DC’ is my boy I love that guy. If he were to rewind it, that is what he would do because he would win the fight.”
He also said that Bader beats Stipe 8 out of 10 times, which is absurdly a bold claim to make.
“Bader has that transition game. I think Ryan Bader and Stipe would be a good fight but Bader and ‘DC’ would be an amazing fight. My guy could handle anyone of their champs. My guy has proven he has one-punch knockout power. To go through the gauntlet of the tournament and how he does against (Cheick) Kongo, I feel confident to say he is the best heavyweight in the world. These things, on any given day, one punch, one takedown, things could happen. If they fought 10 times, 8 out of 10 I think my guy wins.” (H/T – BJPenn.com)
Do you guys agree with Scott Coker?