A annoyed Daniel Cormier is sick and uninterested in ready round for UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic to make up his thoughts in regards to the two rivals’ assumed third struggle later this yr, so Cormier used his big platform on ESPN’s “DC and Helwani” present on Monday to demand that Miocic signal his a part of the contact.
“Come on, Champ. Signal the contract. Let’s go. What are you doing? It’s nonsense,” Cormier stated.
Cormier stopped Miocic within the first spherical for the UFC heavyweight title at UFC 226 in July 2018, however Miocic returned the favor 13 months later through fourth-round stoppage at UFC 241. With the 2 stalwart UFC athletes knotted now at 1-1, Cormier, 41, a former Olympic wrestler and the second-ever UFC “champ champ” is able to lock horns with Miocic for the third time.
The truth is, Cormier needs only one extra struggle earlier than he retires and if the longer term Corridor of Famer has his means, it is going to be in opposition to Miocic in August for the UFC heavyweight title.
‘The Proper Strategy to Go Out’
“I’m going to struggle Stipe Miocic one final time after which I’m going to be performed with this entire factor,” Cormier revealed final week to USA Wrestling. “I like this sport. I’m a aggressive man. Getting away from competitors goes to be powerful however I do know that to win the heavyweight championship once more is the fitting technique to exit.”
So Cormier believes getting his ultimate struggle to be in opposition to Miocic will enable him to retire because the UFC’s heavyweight champion, one who moved up in weight to face the fighter some MMA insiders have debated over being the best UFC heavyweight of all-time.
Cormier additionally gained the UFC mild heavyweight title, although he by no means might fairly get the higher hand in opposition to Jon Jones at 205 kilos. Cormier is winless in opposition to Jones in two tries although one of many losses was turned over after Jones failed a drug take a look at.
Regardless, Cormier believes he’s merely the higher fighter at heavyweight than Miocic is, and he needs the prospect to show it earlier than he retires.
You’ll be able to watch Cormier’s complete plea beneath.
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