Stipe Miocic could get his rematch with Daniel Cormier after all.
The UFC light heavyweight champion just beat Stipe Miocic for the heavyweight title by KO in the main event of the UFC 226 pay-per-view event on Saturday, July 6, 2018, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Cormier has already gone on record by stating that he wants to hang up his gloves by March 20th, 2019, the day he turns 40 years old.
Thus, the reason he believes that he can only accept two fights after beating Stipe Miocic in the main event of the UFC 226 pay-per-view event.
As expected, after the fight, Miocic handled it with class and he made no excuses as to why he didn’t win this super fight but that has changed as the antics of former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar has upset him and now is voicing his true feelings about how he felt about the situation.
Miocic also stated in the past that UFC President Dana White apologized to him for Lesnar entering the Octagon and an ensuing shoving contest with DC but Miocic didn’t take the apology as expected because he didn’t think it meant much.
He also commented on the fact that he felt an accidental eye-poke in the first round affected his performance, which led to DC shortly finishing him with a devastating KO.
Cormier is expected to wait until January to fight Lesnar with the UFC heavyweight title being on the line which would set up for an interesting few months for Miocic if he doesn’t accept any other fight offered to him by the promotion.
Cormier recently spoke with TMZ Sports and went as far as stating that a rematch with Miocic is a “maybe at this point.”
“I don’t know, I think I’m gonna fight Brock Lesnar,” Cormier told TMZ Sports in a recent interview (transcript courtesy of Bloody Elbow). “That seems, like, a little better.”
Lesnar’s last fight under the UFC banner came back at UFC 200 in July of 2016 against Mark Hunt. This marked Lesnar’s return to MMA after an almost five-year retirement.
As seen in the fight, Lesnar won a unanimous decision that night which was subsequently overturned when it was revealed he failed two USADA-issued drug tests before the bout. This led to Hunt filing a civil suit against Lesnar and the UFC to settle his grievances.