Daniel Cormier Tips Hat to Miocic for Clutch UFC 241 Performance

Daniel Cormier is not attributing Stipe Miocic’s victory to luck but is heaping praise on the heavyweight champion for rising to the occasion when it appeared he was down and out during the UFC 241 main event. Daniel Cormier knows what it’s like to sta…

Daniel Cormier is not attributing Stipe Miocic’s victory to luck but is heaping praise on the heavyweight champion for rising to the occasion when it appeared he was down and out during the UFC 241 main event. Daniel Cormier knows what it’s like to stand over Stipe Miocic as a victorious man. He experienced that […]

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Max Holloway Hilariously Calls Out Daniel Cormier On The JRE Podcast

Former featherweight champion Max Holloway guested on Joe Rogan’s podcast earlier this week. Holloway was in good spirits despite being fresh off losing his title to Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 245. The conversation eventually came around to Holloway’s weight between fights and exactly how high he might get. Despite being hesitant the featherweight legend confessed.(H/T […]

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Former featherweight champion Max Holloway guested on Joe Rogan’s podcast earlier this week. Holloway was in good spirits despite being fresh off losing his title to Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 245.

The conversation eventually came around to Holloway’s weight between fights and exactly how high he might get. Despite being hesitant the featherweight legend confessed.(H/T The JRE MMA Show) “If I have to guess, probably 180. 185 is probably the heaviest.”

Joe Rogan joked. “So that means 190, maybe even
200lbs.” Before Holloway continued. “Maybe even 210. You really think I’m
putting on an act calling out DC (Daniel Cormier).”

After his last title defence against Frankie Edgar, Holloway said he’d fight Cormier at heavyweight next week. He’s now gone one step further by issuing an epic and truly hilarious public call out to the former heavyweight king.

“DC! You are eating everything I want to eat. You know who the real money fight is DC, it’s me! I’ll fight your ass and then battle you in a all you can eat buffet, you let me know. Daddest man on the planet right here”

Away from the jokes. Holloway reflected on the recent loss of his long-held featherweight crown. “Of all of my title fights this is the least damage I’ve taken, and I lost my damn belt.”

“I know he was landing leg kicks and some where power but a bunch of other ones I didn’t know where landing to that extent. Then again, this is not a street fight. It’s a game and he outpointed me in the game, so you know good for him.”

When Rogan asked if he’d be chasing an immediate rematch, Holloway said he would even if it meant travelling around the world to get it.

“We’ll see what happens. I cant wait. I heard Dana (White) saying something about Australia. It’ll be fun. It’ll be huge. We’ll see what happens. You know how it is I’ve got this never back down attitude.”

Check out Max Holloway’s epic call out of Daniel Cormier below (39:22)

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Daniel Cormier: Stipe Miocic ‘Misguided’ In Attempts To Land Tyson Fury Fight

Stipe Miocic is trying to give Daniel Cormier a taste of his own medicine. Last year, Cormier won the UFC heavyweight title from Miocic with a first-round knockout finish. However, instead of giving Miocic – the winningest heavyweight champion in UFC history – an immediate rematch, Cormier saught a fight with WWE star and ex-UFC […]

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Stipe Miocic is trying to give Daniel Cormier a taste of his own medicine.

Last year, Cormier won the UFC heavyweight title from Miocic with a first-round knockout finish. However, instead of giving Miocic – the winningest heavyweight champion in UFC history – an immediate rematch, Cormier saught a fight with WWE star and ex-UFC heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar. Cormier and Lesnar even had a staredown and shoving match inside the Octagon.

When that fight didn’t materialize right away, Cormier kept busy with a heavyweight title defense over Derrick Lewis, submitting “The Black Beast” inside Madison Square Garden. Cormier promised that, should a fight with Lesnar not happen, he’d grant Miocic a rematch. And so he did.

This time around, however, it was Miocic who stood tall when the dust settled, reclaiming the heavyweight throne with a knockout win of his own. Now, Cormier is calling for a trilogy fight, which will ultimately be the final bout of his mixed martial arts (MMA) career – win or lose. However, now Miocic is trying for a fight with boxing lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, willing to put his trilogy with Cormier on ice, essentially paying “DC” back for the Lesnar drama.

Dana White

Speaking to MMA Junkie, Cormier explains why Miocic’s attempts are “misguided,” and the situation compared to Cormier’s desire to fight Lesnar, is completely different.

“After all that was done last year when I was going to fight Brock Lesnar and I said, ‘I’ll wait for Lesnar, and if Lesnar can’t go I’ll fight Stipe’,” Cormier told MMA Junkie. “I think it’s kind of the same thing (with him trying to fight Tyson Fury). But reality is, it’s vastly different. I think it’s misguided.

“I had Lesnar in my face. He came into the octagon and all that. I’ve got to be honest with you: The moment they said Brock can’t fight, I said, ‘Then let’s give Stipe his fight.’ The moment they said it, I said, ‘OK, find a date for Stipe and I to fight. He deserves his rematch.’

“I think the idea of the way things happened may have been a little bit misunderstood, but it went exactly as I said. From the moment of the fight I said, ‘If Brock doesn’t fight, I’ll fight Stipe.’ When they said, ‘No Brock.’ I said, ‘OK, let’s do Stipe.’”

UFC president Dana White has since suggested both Miocic and Cormier have verbally agreed to a trilogy bout in 2020. However, with Miocic dealing with an injury and no timetable in sight for his recovery, fight fans might have to wait some time for the next heavyweight title defense.

Do you agree with Cormier’s comments on Miocic’s aspirations to fight Fury?

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Cormier Compares Desire To Fight Lesnar To Miocic Wanting Fury Bout

Daniel Cormier believes his failed bid to get a bout with Brock Lesnar is “vastly different” from Stipe Miocic’s attempt to fight Tyson Fury. It’s no secret that Cormier was holding out hope for a big money fight with Lesnar. &#…

Daniel Cormier believes his failed bid to get a bout with Brock Lesnar is “vastly different” from Stipe Miocic’s attempt to fight Tyson Fury. It’s no secret that Cormier was holding out hope for a big money fight with Lesnar. “DC” had said that if the bout wouldn’t materialize, then he’d give Miocic his rematch. […]

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Daniel Cormier Thinks Stipe Miocic Trilogy Could Take A While To Make

If you’re waiting on the trilogy bout between Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic for the UFC heavyweight title, you could be waiting for quite a while. While UFC president Dana White has suggested both men have agreed to the trilogy, Cormier himself says, given how the UFC’s 2020 schedule is stacking up, the fight could […]

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If you’re waiting on the trilogy bout between Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic for the UFC heavyweight title, you could be waiting for quite a while.

While UFC president Dana White has suggested both men have agreed to the trilogy, Cormier himself says, given how the UFC’s 2020 schedule is stacking up, the fight could be pushed back until June.

“There’s no time for us to fight until maybe June,” Cormier told MMA Junkie. “The way the UFC quarterly schedule is looking, the UFC essentially, with them announcing Tony (Ferguson) and Khabib (Nurmagomedov) for April, there’s really no time. We’re going to be waiting a little bit.

Cormier would prefer for the fight to happen sooner rather than later, however, he acknowledges that the ball is in Miocic’s court, as he is the champion, and the champ makes the rules.

“It’s tricky,” Cormier said. “I would like it to happen sooner than later, that’s all I would like to say. I feel like the more time I get away from last year’s back surgery, the better I feel, and I’m starting to really feel like myself now. The further I get away from this surgery, the better I’ll be.

“They told me when I did it, after about a year is when it would really start to feel everything was back in order and I’m starting to feel that now. I’m ready to go, but he’s the champ. He’s the champ, he makes the rules. So I’m on standby and I’m waiting to see when this guy says that we’re going to fight.

“When he does, I’ll be prepared. I’ll be ready – even more prepared than the last time because I feel I can prepare better from the very start right now.”

“DC” and Miocic have met twice before. Cormier won the first meeting in the summer of last year, getting the first-round knockout to capture the heavyweight throne. However, this past August, Miocic took the title back with a late finish over “DC,” becoming just the second-ever fighter to do so. Cormier believes himself and Miocic have built up quite the rivalry.

“I think Stipe and I have a fantastic rivalry,” Cormier said. “I won the first fight in tremendous fashion, he won the second fight in tremendous fashion. I feel like we’ve had the first two acts of a three-act drama and we have to do the trilogy fight and eventually we’re going to do that.”

What do you think about Cormier’s comments suggesting a trilogy fight with Miocic could take a while to book?

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Cormier On Miocic UFC Trilogy: ‘We’re Going To Be Waiting A Little Bit’

Daniel Cormier feels fight fans will have some waiting to do before seeing his third title bout with Stipe Miocic. UFC president Dana White confirmed that both heavyweight champion Miocic and Cormier have agreed to a trilogy fight. The two are tied at …

Daniel Cormier feels fight fans will have some waiting to do before seeing his third title bout with Stipe Miocic. UFC president Dana White confirmed that both heavyweight champion Miocic and Cormier have agreed to a trilogy fight. The two are tied at 1-1. Back in July 2018, Cormier knocked out Miocic in the first […]

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