Stipe Miocic May Get A Rematch With Champion Daniel Cormier
Earlier this week, two division champion Daniel Cormier declares Brock Lesnar will be the last fight of his career. After winning the title fight over Stipe Miocic at UFC 226, Cormier called out WWE star Lesnar, who stormed the cage and viciously shoved the champion.
“I don’t know, I think I’m gonna fight Brock Lesnar,” Cormier said when asked about Miocic’s call for an immediate rematch. “That seems, like, a little better.”
“Maybe,” Cormier added when asked if he would rematch Miocic after his fight with Lesnar.
Miocic was not happy about UFC’s plan to giving a title shot to Brock Lesnar against Cormier. Former champion pointed out that Lesnar doesn’t deserve a title shot and hasn’t fought inside the Octagon since 2016 unanimous decision win over Mark Hunt, the victory later turned over to no contest after tested positive for banned substance.
Lesnar currently under USADA testing pool to serve the remaining six months of suspension and may be eligible to return by early 2019.
This news is a little light in the tunnel for Miocic, as Cormier considered the idea of a rematch, but UFC has other plans wanting to book the bout which brings a Pay Per View buys.
As Cormier already said he would fight twice before he hangs his gloves for good by his 40th birthday in March of next year. As for his light heavyweight title, Cormier teased he wants to defend it against Mauricio Shogun Rua, next.
Miocic rematch makes sense only if Cormier defeats Lesnar in his next fight.