UFC is gearing up for UFC 226 Pay-Per-view event which is set to take place Saturday night (July 7, 2018) held inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Stipe Miocic will defend his UFC heavyweight title for a record-setting fourth time against light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier.
Cormier has only tasted defeat during his storied nine-year career against his bitter rival Jon Jones. Miocic will have a stiff test against ‘DC,’ who is a former Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix champion and is making his return to the heavyweight division to challenge Miocic. If Cormier scores a win, he will cement his legacy as the greatest fighter of all time. (Via BloodyElbow)
“The only way he can win is to knock me out,” Cormier said during the open workout media scrum. “There’s no other way he beats me. If he didn’t finish Ngannou on the ground, he is not finishing me on the ground. And if we fight for 25 minutes, there is no way he gets his hand raised.”
Miocic who won the heavyweight title via the first-round knockout over Fabricio Werdum at UFC 198 in May 2016 and have been successfully defend it three times. Miocic is known as the baddest man on the planet and knocked out five UFC opponents in a row. Miocic replied to Cormier’s remarks that he can only win via knockout, during UFC 226 media scrum.
“I’ve knocked people out and I won,” Miocic told reporters. “Guess what? You’re getting knocked out, too. And I’m gonna keep winning.”
“I’m still the champ, I like being called champ, and nothing’s gonna change that. I love being the champ, and I worked my ass off being here, and I’m not gonna give it up,” he said. “I sacrificed way too much, my coaches, they sacrificed way too much. I ain’t giving it up.”
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