Daniel Cormier added the UFC heavyweight championship to his light heavyweight title a few months back, stopping Stipe Miocic in dramatic fashion during the first round of their super fight at UFC 226 in Las Vegas. Cormier (21-1, 1 NC) flattened the UFC’s long-reigning heavyweight champ with a right hand out of a clinch. He finished Miocic (18-3) on the ground with 27 seconds left in the round by landing several shots to the defenseless champion’s head.
Ever since that loss, Stipe has been gunning for a rematch, but it looks like neither Cormier nor UFC is paying attention to Stipe’s demands. UFC put salt in Stipe’s wound as they have arranged Cormier vs Lewis for UFC 230 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Miocic also made an appearance this past weekend on an episode of The Purple Couch (via FanSided) where he further expressed what he believes may have gone wrong in the big super fight.
“I FELT GREAT. I THINK I MAY HAVE GOTTEN TOO CONFIDENT. I DIDN’T THINK HE’D HIT THAT HARD. APPARENTLY, HE HIT HARDER THAN I THOUGHT, YOU KNOW, HE PUT ME DOWN BUT I DEFINITELY THOUGHT I WAS WINNING THE FIGHT.
[WHAT I WOULD DO DIFFERENT IS] JUST DON’T BE AN IDIOT. WHEN HE CLINCHED – I KNEW WHAT HE WAS DOING IN THE CLINCH AND HE KEPT HITTING ME AND I’M LIKE, ‘I’M FINE. I FELT FINE.’ LIKE I SAID I GOT CONFIDENT, WHICH I NEVER DO, I’M LIKE A WORRYWART IN THERE.”
Stipe immediately tweeted out a video showing his displeasure and said he is a way better fighter than Daniel Cormier.
— Stipe Miocic (@stipemiocic) October 9, 2018
Daniel Cormier was quick to reply to Stipe’s tweet:
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) October 10, 2018