Stipe Miocic Sustained ‘Major Retina Damage’ At UFC 241, Likely Out Until 2020

Stipe Miocic
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Stipe Miocic Reveals Eye Injury From Daniel Cormier Bout

It seems Daniel Cormier will have to wait a while longer on his supposed final UFC fight against Stipe Miocic. It appears that the Heavyweight Champion will be sidelined until next year.

Miocic took on Cormier at UFC 241, in a rematch for the heavyweight strap. Initially Cormier was doing well, but eventually the tides would turn in the favor of Miocic. In the fourth round, Stipe started landing some hard shots to Cormier’s body, before finishing the fight with some head strikes. Subsequently, he regained his UFC Heavyweight Championship, and avenged his loss to DC.

Cormier recently said that he would want a trilogy fight with Stipe Miocic. However, it appears that even if Miocic is interested, it will be a while before it goes down. In an interview with ESPN, Miocic discussed when he would fight again.

“I’ll be ready to fight when I can see out of both eyes again. I can’t wait to defend my belt.”

Additionally, Miocic’s agent Jim Walters elaborated on what exactly happened.

“Mr. Miocic sustained a major retina injury from multiple eye pokes during his bout at UFC 241. Our client’s health and safety is our top priority. We are excited for him to return to action when he is healthy to compete in his seventh consecutive world title fight.”

It appears that Stipe Miocic had his eye injured during his bout with Cormier. Moreover, eye pokes were something he complained about during their first bout. Hopefully he will be back soon, and he has not suffered any long-term damage.

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