Daniel Cormier, a UFC champ smashed Volkan Oezdemir at the UFC 220 (PPV) event earlier this month in Boston. Cormier was presented with the opportunity to move to the heavyweight division for a super fight against Stipe Miocic at UFC 226. Even his longtime friend Cain Velasquez also gave his blessing to him.
Before the fight was signed, Cormier was not ready to clash with “baddest man on the planet” for a small $500,000. So he made a call to Miocic and demanded more. Even Miocic also confirmed that he spoke with Cormier before the fight was signed, and they both came to some sort of mutual agreement.
Stipe Miocic, a heavyweight champion, and light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will square off in what both expect to be one of the biggest fights in the history of the sport on July 7 at UFC 226. But not before they complete several weeks together as opposing coaches on “The Ultimate Fighter.”(TUF). It’s the fight everyone is talking about right now.
check out the conversation with Stipe Miocic that Cormier revealed that had Miocic’s wife screaming DC’s praises in the background.
“I did speak with [Stipe Miocic before the fight was done]. I spoke with Stipe, I called Stipe. Obviously, you know, great guy, I got to spend some time with him, fantastic champion, just a pillar of his community. I can’t say enough good things about Stipe Miocic. With that being said, I told Stipe for $500,000, I’m not fighting Stipe Miocic. I threw out a big number and said for that number, I’m fighting Stipe Miocic. He goes, ‘I f-cking love you.’ That’s what he said. I said for the right numbers we need to do this. His wife is in the back going, ‘Yes, DC!’”
“I wanted to make sure it was right financially and everything, too. It’s a super fight, so I had to make sure it was right financially and make sure it was OK with my wife, too. And make sure it was OK with him. It’s a two-way street. We were both OK with it. Why not? Let’s do it. It’s what the fans want to see. It’s a deal where this one is not about ill will. This one is not about rivalry. This one is not about any of that stuff. This is a competition between two of the heaviest guys who are champions to see who walks this Earth with that title. That’s it.” — Daniel Cormier speaking to FloCombat.
Are you excited to see this super fight between two champs? Who do you think will manage to come on top?