UFC Heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic is set to defend his title against Daniel Cormier at UFC 226. As part of the promotion of the fight, Miocic was at the ESPN Studios last day and during this appearance, he talked about a string of topics including Conor McGregor’s bus attack incident in Brooklyn.
The Cleveland native said that he would never do something like McGregor did and went on to add how his family would react to such a situation.
“Yeah, I would never do that. Like, to that point. I understand that he was trying to back his boy up, but also I understand you can’t be doing that. People got hurt. I’m constant, I’m always doing the right thing, that’s the way I was raised. And if I did that, honestly, my mom would destroy me. My wife would kill me. Like, who do you think you are? I would never do anything like that, I would just be who I am. I would do it a different way.” he said. (H/T MMA Fighting)
Concerns with Daniel Cormier
While the case of Conor McGregor is a thing of the past, Miocic has a huge hurdle in front of him at UFC 226. The super fight with Daniel Cormier comes with high expectations and when Miocic steps into the cage, he will be looking to extend his winning streak to a whopping seven fights.
Cormier, on the other hand, successfully defended his Light Heavyweight championship against Volkan Oezdemir recently and has only lost to Jon Jones in his whole career.
Miocic also took time out to talk about Cormier during his interview and he had the following to say.
“There’s a lot of concerns with Daniel. He’s an amazing fighter, he’s fought heavyweight before. He’s undefeated actually at heavyweight, but he hasn’t fought heavyweight in a while and he hasn’t fought anyone like me yet.” He said.