Stipe Miocic Says The Rematch Versus Daniel Cormier Means More To Him Than Regaining The UFC Heavyweight Title: “I Am The Better Fighter”
Stipe Miocic was one of the most successful names in the history of UFC Heavyweight division, with three successful title defenses in a row. Miocic became the 265-pound king at UFC 198 on May 14, 2016, when he put Fabricio Werdum to sleep via punch.
Miocic defended the title three times versus Alistair Overeem, Junior dos Santos, and Francis Ngannou before he was dethroned by Daniel Cormier at UFC 226 on July 7, 2018, after a first-round clinch KO.
Stipe claims the rematch against “DC” means to him more than a UFC Heavyweight title. Miocic thinks he is a better rival than Cormier. (h/t MMAFighting.com)
“Oh, 100 percent,” Miocic told MMA Fighting when asked if a Cormier rematch means more than regaining the title. “It’s everything. Just because I know I’m the better fighter. I believe I’m the better fighter. In my heart.
“I felt like I was winning the fight. I felt like I kind of got off track of what I was doing, not doing my usual and listening to the game plan. And just kind of overstepped what I needed to do and he caught me with a punch — a punch I didn’t see. I’ll say to this day, he doesn’t hit as hard as [Francis] Ngannou. It was just right on the button, right where it needed to be.”
Stipe Miocic promises the world will see “a different fighter” next time he meets Daniel Cormier.
“It wasn’t like he was wiping the floor with me,” Miocic said. “I just knew I was the better fighter in there. And let me tell you something, next time it happens, next time we fight, you’ll see a different fighter. A whole new me. A lot has changed.
It seems Stipe Miocic wants the rematch against “DC” badly. At the moment, “The Baddest Man On The Planet” trains hard and enjoys his family.
“My plan, of course, is to get that rematch,” Miocic said. “I’ve been saying that this whole time. We’ll see what happens. Just right now, I’m in the gym getting better every day, loving life, enjoying my daughter every day, watching her grow up.”
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