- Stipe Miocic is feeling healthier and stronger heading into UFC 295
- The former heavyweight champ doesn’t want to ask Daniel Cormier for advice and talk about retirement
Former UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic has been gearing up for his UFC 295 title fight with Jon Jones. Ahead of the highly-anticipated match, Miocic shared his take on his current shape and mindset.
Speaking to ESPN MMA, the 41-year-old revealed that unlike in the past, he’s been eating “cleaner” now. He also thinks that “Bones” got fitter as they head towards their showdown but he is not concerned as he also feels good about his body at present.
“I don’t eat a lot of food… I definitely eat cleaner now but it’s definitely cleaner, you know, steak and chicken, rice, and potatoes but if you got a chance you still go for Buffalo Wild Wings and get your cheat there,” Miocic said.
“Yeah, [Jones] he got some time off… he did get firm, as I, I have definitely gotten bigger. It’s a great fight, I can’t wait, I’m excited,” he added.
No DC, no problem
Miocic was also asked if he would seek some helpful advice from Daniel Cormier in taking on Jones. According to the former champ, he doesn’t want to bother such a busy man like DC and he is confident that he would do just fine against “Bones.”
“No, I think I’ll be alright. He’s a busy man. Daniel Cormier’s a busy man. That guy doesn’t stop. He makes me tired. He’s always doing something,” Miocic said.
Fight first, retirement talks later
Jones has been vocal about his desire to retire after beating Miocic. While that could also be a possibility on the part of Miocic, the man in question refused to spend time and energy on it at this point.
“It’s not, [but] it’s always a possibility because after my first fight in the UFC, UFC 136, I always thought about retiring so we’ll see but I’m not gonna worry about that I want to worry about fighting,” Miocic pointed out.
“Maybe [Jones will retire], maybe not, I’m not worried about him like he has his own, he just needs to worry about his, I’m gonna worry about myself,” he added.
UFC 295 will take place on November 11 at the Madison Square Garden in New York. MMA fans across the globe has been looking forward to it as It is widely regarded as the battle for GOAT status.
Check out the full interview below: