Junior dos Santos Wants Francis Ngannou Rematch And Then Stipe Miocic Trilogy

Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos still hopes to regain his title. “JDS” seemed to be on a career resurgence with a three-fight winning streak that included TKO wins over Tai Tuivasa and Derrick Lewis. He was then paired up against Francis Ngannou with the winner seemingly being next in line to challenge for […]

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Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos still hopes to regain his title.

“JDS” seemed to be on a career resurgence with a three-fight winning streak that included TKO wins over Tai Tuivasa and Derrick Lewis. He was then paired up against Francis Ngannou with the winner seemingly being next in line to challenge for the title.

However, Ngannou made quick work of “Cigano” by knocking him out in just over a minute. Many believed that was the Brazilian’s last chance of getting a title shot, but he certainly isn’t giving up.

Dos Santos wants a rematch with Ngannou and hopes that a win over him will secure him a title shot and trilogy fight with new heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic:

“I want to fight,” Dos Santos said in a recent interview with Combate (via Bloody Elbow). “My intention is to come back as soon as possible. My main goal right now is to have a rematch with Ngannou as soon as possible, and then a third fight with Miocic.”

Rumors going around seem to indicate that his next bout will be Alexander Volkov instead. Dos Santos is not too sure if that fight will happen but another one that interests him is former heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier:

“I think Cormier is an extremely tough guy,” he added. “He’s a hard fight for anyone, but it would be a great fight for me. I would love it. When I fought Velasquez, he (Cormier) talked a lot of trash back then. So, it would even make sense. Let’s see.

If this Volkov fight really happens, I don’t know, let’s see what the future holds. But I think this fight would please the fans.”

What do you think should be next for “JDS”?

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Former UFC Champ Reveals Why Miocic vs. Cormier III Shouldn’t Happen

Stipe Miocic regained the UFC heavyweight title with a rousing performance over Daniel Cormier in the main event of UFC 241. Miocic rebounded from a knockout loss in his first fight with Cormier, and also from a deficit on the scorecards in the second …

Stipe Miocic regained the UFC heavyweight title with a rousing performance over Daniel Cormier in the main event of UFC 241. Miocic rebounded from a knockout loss in his first fight with Cormier, and also from a deficit on the scorecards in the second fight. The Cleveland, Ohio-based firefighter made a pivotal adjustment in the […]

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Cain Velasquez Believes Daniel Cormier Wants Stipe Miocic Trilogy

Daniel Cormier’s future in fighting is unknown. After he lost to Stipe Miocic to lose the heavyweight title in the main event of UFC 241 there was a chance that was his last fight. Yet, according to Cain Velasquez, he thinks ‘DC’ want…

Daniel Cormier’s future in fighting is unknown. After he lost to Stipe Miocic to lose the heavyweight title in the main event of UFC 241 there was a chance that was his last fight. Yet, according to Cain Velasquez, he thinks ‘DC’ wants to return. Not only does he thinks Cormier wants to return, but […]

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Cain Velasquez Thinks Daniel Cormier Wants Stipe Miocic Trilogy

After Daniel Cormier was knocked out by Stipe Miocic at UFC 241 to lose the heavyweight title, many wondered what was next. He could retire, or if he wanted another fight the Miocic trilogy is there, as well as a possible Jon Jones trilogy. According to Cain Velasquez, one of ‘DC’s’ friends, he believes the […]

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After Daniel Cormier was knocked out by Stipe Miocic at UFC 241 to lose the heavyweight title, many wondered what was next. He could retire, or if he wanted another fight the Miocic trilogy is there, as well as a possible Jon Jones trilogy.

According to Cain Velasquez, one of ‘DC’s’ friends, he believes the 40-year-old wants the Miocic trilogy.

“You know what, he really hasn’t told me what he wants to do, and I didn’t ask him,” Velasquez said to MMA Junkie. “It was somewhat close to his fight, and my prayers are with his family. He just lost his dad, so he’s in that whole state.

“I believe he wants to come back and fight Stipe. If he wants to do that, then I’m 100 percent behind him.”

The trilogy fight with Miocic would no doubt be an interesting fight for Daniel Cormier. He was having success in the fight and was up 30-27 on two of the judge’s scorecards entering the fourth round. Yet, he stopped using his wrestling and got rocked and finished on the feet.

For Cain Velasquez, he believes Daniel Cormier can beat Stipe Miocic and will be behind him if he decides to return again.

“I believe he can go out there and beat Stipe, for sure,” Velasquez said. “I think he has all the tools, and if he really wants to do that, he can, but he doesn’t have to prove anything to anybody, I don’t think, but this is a decision that he has to make, and he will. Once he does, whether he wants to not do it anymore or get that one fight again, I’m 100 percent behind him, and I’m always supporting him.”

But, the major question is, will Daniel Cormier fight again is a major one.

Are you interested in seeing Daniel Cormier vs. Stipe Miocic 3?

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Video: Dana White Consoles Daniel Cormier Following UFC 241 Loss To Stipe Miocic

The emotions always run high when Daniel Cormier loses and UFC 241 was no different. Cormier was dominating Stipe Miocic for much of their heavyweight title headliner earlier this month. However, Miocic started going after the body of “DC” much more in the fourth round and it paid dividends. He eventually finished Cormier to regain […]

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The emotions always run high when Daniel Cormier loses and UFC 241 was no different.

Cormier was dominating Stipe Miocic for much of their heavyweight title headliner earlier this month. However, Miocic started going after the body of “DC” much more in the fourth round and it paid dividends. He eventually finished Cormier to regain his heavyweight title.

For Cormier, it was just a second official loss in his career and while he didn’t cry like before, the defeat was still hard to take for the former heavyweight champion. A new video has surfaced showing Cormier backstage with his family with UFC president Dana White consoling him:

“It was an incredible fight, an incredible fight, incredible,” White said first.

“I was winning the fight on all the cards,” Cormier responded. “On every f*cking card I was winning. I was winning all three rounds on two of them. I’m a f*cking idiot.”

“Why are you an idiot?” White asked. “Listen man, Stipe came to f*cking win. That dude was in great shape, he kept coming forward, you kept coming forward. You don’t see heavyweight fights like that where two f*cking monsters just keep coming forward and f*cking blasting each other the way that you were. It was an incredible fight. I know how you are and how competitive you are. You’re the f*cking man, dude.”

Cormier’s Competitive Nature

After White left, Cormier had his face in his towel while his family looked on before talking about why his competitive nature is both a gift and a curse:

“I’m a competitive guy. It’s my gift and my curse,” Cormier added. “You know like, by not accepting loss it makes you ensure you won’t do it very often. I think that’s what makes me so good at stuff, but also what makes the emotion run so freely whenever it doesn’t go the right way.”

Cormier then stated he’s open to a rematch but will have to discuss it with his team and family first.

You can watch the whole interaction below courtesy of a Reddit user:

What did you make of the video?

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Francis Ngannou Explains What Biggest Difference Would Be In Stipe Miocic Rematch

Francis Ngannou wants another shot at Stipe Miocic and knows thins would go differently a second time around. Of course, the two fought back at UFC 220 in January of 2018 where many thought Ngannou would go in and knock out Miocic. Yet, that was far from the case as Miocic dominated the fight from […]

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Francis Ngannou wants another shot at Stipe Miocic and knows thins would go differently a second time around.

Of course, the two fought back at UFC 220 in January of 2018 where many thought Ngannou would go in and knock out Miocic. Yet, that was far from the case as Miocic dominated the fight from the get-go and won by unanimous decision. He exploited the Cameroonian’s wrestling defense and won the fight, 50-44 on all three judge’s scorecards.

Now, almost two years later, Ngannou is confident he has gotten better.

“The biggest difference now is that I have increased my experience and I understand more about the fighting game. My biggest change would be not to underestimate Stipe as I did before,” Ngannou said to MMA Fighting. “The difference would be how to prepare to fight and then how to [condition] my body in training camp as a challenger. How to set up everything compared to the first time.

“Once again, the first time was a mess. I didn’t know what I was doing there. It helped me to understand a lot of things, It helped me to learn. It helped to understand a lot of things. To know how things work.”

But, whether or not Ngannou would get the next title shot against Miocic is to be seen. Of course, the Daniel Cormier-Miocic trilogy fight is always there, but Ngannou is not worried about that happening as he says he deserves the shot first.

“My concern is not about Daniel Cormier having a trilogy,” Ngannou said. “They can have a trilogy or a four-ogy or a five-ogy, whatever they want to. My concern is just about my turn, about my title fight. I can fight Stipe and then the fight after [can be the trilogy] I don’t have no problem with that. My only problem is me fighting for the title. I deserve it.

“I deserve it based on my last three performances. I’m just expecting the title shot. Then whatever happens between DC and Stipe, if they decide to solve it, I don’t have a problem with that. I will be excited to see that trilogy but right now I have to fight for the title, which makes sense.”

Do you think Francis Ngannou vs. Stipe Miocic 2 would go differently?

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