Daniel Cormier Says Bout With Stipe Miocic is Biggest of His Career

Daniel Cormier values his heavyweight title bout with Stipe Miocic greatly. On July 7, Cormier will challenge Miocic for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight title. The bout takes place inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. It…

Daniel Cormier values his heavyweight title bout with Stipe Miocic greatly. On July 7, Cormier will challenge Miocic for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight title. The bout takes place inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. It’ll headline UFC 226. Best Of Them All Cormier is the reigning UFC light heavyweight champion, but […]

Derrick Lewis on Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier: It’s a Smart Move

Derrick Lewis has no issue with Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier. Miocic is set to defend his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight title against light heavyweight champion Cormier. The two will meet on July 7 inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las…

Derrick Lewis has no issue with Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier. Miocic is set to defend his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight title against light heavyweight champion Cormier. The two will meet on July 7 inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The title bout will headline UFC 226. While some have argued that […]

UFC 220 PPV Buyrate On Par With UFC 219

The heavyweight title fight that seemingly everyone was talking about prior to it happening brought in pretty disappointing in PPV sales. Well, maybe not in this era of low pay-per-view sales. With the numbers now available, Dave Meltzer of MMA Fighting reports that UFC 220 did a measly 340,000 to 380,000 PPV buys, with UFC […]

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The heavyweight title fight that seemingly everyone was talking about prior to it happening brought in pretty disappointing in PPV sales.

Well, maybe not in this era of low pay-per-view sales.

With the numbers now available, Dave Meltzer of MMA Fighting reports that UFC 220 did a measly 340,000 to 380,000 PPV buys, with UFC 219 doing similar numbers.

Much has been made lately about the UFC in a post-ZUFFA world, as talent mega-agency WME-IMG’s new ownership has taken the promotion in a different direction. With less superstars readily available, they seem to stack a card with belts, of varying significance, like they did with UFC 219 which featured a women’s featherweight title fight between Cyborg and Holly Holm.

A co-main event between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Edson Barboza was incredible but clearly didn’t add to any kind of draw for UFC 219.

UFC 220 featured the aforementioned heavyweight title fight between Miocic and Ngannou as well as light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier running roughshod on Volkan Oezdemir. But Cormier has never been the draw that Jon Jones was when he held the belt, and Miocic has always been a bit stale on the mic, meaning he lets his fists do the promoting; you won’t hear much trash talk or hype coming from Miocic.

That said, there seems to be a continued trend of abysmal pay-per-views lately. Is it just a blip or is it a sign of things to come?

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Derrick Lewis Reveals Theory On Why UFC Made Cormier vs. Miocic

Longtime UFC heavyweight Derrick Lewis has revealed his theory on why the promotion booked a super fight between two champions. Despite the fact that Alexander Gustafsson, who many believe is the next fighter in line for a title shot against current light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, he’s going to have wait for that fight to […]

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Longtime UFC heavyweight Derrick Lewis has revealed his theory on why the promotion booked a super fight between two champions.

Despite the fact that Alexander Gustafsson, who many believe is the next fighter in line for a title shot against current light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, he’s going to have wait for that fight to happen.

The promotion has booked heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic against Cormier at the UFC 226 pay-per-view event during International Fight Week.

Lewis, who is slated to take on Marcin Tybura in a heavyweight bout on February 18th in Austin, Texas on FOX Sports 1, has given his theory on why the MMA promotion decided to book this fight and it’s not exactly what you might think.

Lewis is known to speak his mind, and he did just that when speaking with MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani on the latest edition of The MMA Hour.

The hard-hitting heavyweight star believes the fight was made due to the fact of the lack of consistent performances by UFC heavyweights

“That’s good that (Miocic vs. Cormier) is happening because no one else in the heavyweight division is being consistent,” Lewis said on Monday’s episode of The MMA Hour (transcript via MMA Mania). “Whenever it’s time for a guy, like a fight away from the title, he ends up losing, like myself.”

“It’s a smart move to do because all of the other guys that’s in the top 10 or top five, he already fought or he beat already. For him to fight Cormier, I believe that’s the best bang for your buck right now for the pay-per-view sale.”

Lewis made it clear that he doesn’t really care if he gets the opportunity to challenge for the UFC heavyweight title or not. Instead, he just wants to be paid well.

“I don’t care if I never fight for the belt, as long as they pay me good, that’s all I care about. They can do whatever they want with it.”

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Stipe Miocic Dismisses Fake Persona For ‘TUF’ Broadcast

Don’t expect Stipe Miocic to put on an act for “The Ultimate Fighter” cameras. Miocic will serve as a coach on season 27 of TUF. The opposing coach will be Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight title holder Daniel Cor…

Don’t expect Stipe Miocic to put on an act for “The Ultimate Fighter” cameras. Miocic will serve as a coach on season 27 of TUF. The opposing coach will be Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight title holder Daniel Cormier. On July 7, Miocic will defend his heavyweight gold against Cormier in the main event […]

Fabricio Werdum Has Intriguing Prediction For Cormier vs. Miocic

Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum has sounded off on the next super fight under the UFC banner. This fight will see UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier move back to heavyweight to take on division champion Stipe Miocic at UFC 226. As a result of this fight being made, Alexander Gustafsson was highly-upset at […]

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Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum has sounded off on the next super fight under the UFC banner.

This fight will see UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier move back to heavyweight to take on division champion Stipe Miocic at UFC 226.

As a result of this fight being made, Alexander Gustafsson was highly-upset at the booking, but Werdum wasn’t, who could be next in line to challenge for the heavyweight strap.

Werdum recently stated in an interview that he understands why the promotion made this fight a reality as its a business and the bout makes sense to book. He also brought up how he recently had a sit down with UFC President Dana White as well as owner Ari Emanuel to talk about what’s in store for him in 2018.

“I want to see this fight, too. Of course, I want to go first, but for the business UFC, for fans, this is much better. I understand this part, too,” declared Werdum (transcript courtesy of MMA Mania) on a recent edition of The MMA Hour.

“For sure I was sad before, but after talking to Dana White, I understand for the company, business is much better. I hope I’m the next one after my fight.”

“I love Cormier, he’s my good friend for a long time. One day, he is just a wrestling guy. I talk about the time I take him down three times, training with him, and he say that all the time, too. He was just a wrestling guy, but now he is more complete. He’s a good boxer, wrestling and jiu-jitsu. But, I think Stipe Miocic beat him by points.

In the meantime, Werdum is staying busy as he’s slated to take on Alexander Volkov in the main event of UFC Fight Night 127, which is scheduled to go down next month O2 Arena in London, England.

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