Stipe Miocic Clowns Daniel Cormier’s UFC 230 Win Over ‘Instagram Star’

Daniel Cormier became the first double champ to defend both titles last Saturday (Nov. 3, 2018) night at UFC 230 when he defeated Derrick Lewis in the main event. Although “DC” effortlessly imposed his will over the larger challenger, not everyone was impressed. The longest-reigning heavyweight champion, Stipe Miocic, believes Cormier took the easy way […]

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Daniel Cormier became the first double champ to defend both titles last Saturday (Nov. 3, 2018) night at UFC 230 when he defeated Derrick Lewis in the main event.

Although “DC” effortlessly imposed his will over the larger challenger, not everyone was impressed. The longest-reigning heavyweight champion, Stipe Miocic, believes Cormier took the easy way out by fighting Lewis instead of him.

Or as Miocic eluded to, an “Instagram star.”

“Yeah, I saw the fight. I saw ‘DC’ beat a guy with a bunch of Instagram followers, with one hand,” Miocic said on the Ariel Helwani MMA Show.

“I offered myself to fight ‘DC’ on that card and he said no. They told me that he wasn’t available and literally a week later, he is fighting Lewis. It was annoying (watching the fight), it should be me,” he added. “There’s a ton of guys who never defend the belt and they get title shot rematches. I defended it three times, did it as a favor for a super fight and I don’t get a rematch?”

Cormier knocked Moicic out in the first round of their heavyweight super fight at UFC 226 to claim the title. Since then, Miocic has been trying to invoke his rematch clause but Cormier doesn’t seem too interested. “DC” admits fighting Miocic on short notice is much more challenging than Lewis.

Whatever the case, Moicic wants his belt back and to do so he needs to fight the champion.

“I mean, it’s not like he was beating me the whole fight. I was winning that fight and he caught me with a shot,” he added. “It’s not good enough. You think I was in great shape? 100-percent (he would’ve fought.) I want my belt back, that is my belt.”

If Cormier does indeed retire March of 2019, it may be difficult for Miocic to get his rematch. Cormier would figure to have one fight left in that time frame and he is looking at big-time money fights. Unfortunately, Miocic isn’t a money fight.

“I’ll just keep talking, man. I deserve the shot. I broke the record, I worked my butt off, defended it multiple times, more than anyone in (heavyweight) UFC. There are guys who have never even defended the belt and got a rematch.”

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Stipe Miocic Says He Isn’t Impressed With Daniel Cormier’s UFC 230 Win

Stipe Miocic isn’t impressed by Daniel Cormier’s submission victory over Derrick Lewis. This past Saturday night (Nov. 3), Cormier defended his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight title against Lewis. The championship tilt head…

Stipe Miocic isn’t impressed by Daniel Cormier’s submission victory over Derrick Lewis. This past Saturday night (Nov. 3), Cormier defended his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight title against Lewis. The championship tilt headlined UFC 230 inside Madison Square Garden in New York City. “DC” secured a second-round rear-naked choke for the win. Stipe Miocic Is […]

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Seven MMA Fights You Never Knew You Wanted To See Until Now

On the heels of Derrick Lewis challenging Daniel Cormier for the heavyweight title at UFC 230, we wanted to get a deeper look at some possible match-ups that we maybe never knew we wanted to see. As the UFC and MMA celebrate 25 years of success, one thing remains the same today as it did […]

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On the heels of Derrick Lewis challenging Daniel Cormier for the heavyweight title at UFC 230, we wanted to get a deeper look at some possible match-ups that we maybe never knew we wanted to see.

As the UFC and MMA celebrate 25 years of success, one thing remains the same today as it did on that fateful night in November 1993.

Fans love compelling characters.

Perhaps there is no more charismatic fighter competing today than “The Black Beast”. Lewis parlayed his most remarkable come-from-behind KO win over Alexander Volkov into a heavyweight title shot against “DC” at UFC 230. That’s not to say Lewis isn’t deserving this opportunity. He has gone 12-3 in his UFC career, beating nine of his last 10 opponents during that stretch.

It remains to be seen if Lewis can cash in as a sizable underdog at UFC 230. But given the recent unpredictability of matchmaking in MMA, anything seems possible as of late. That is precisely why we here at LowkickMMA have created our list of seven MMA fights you never knew you wanted to see…until now.

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Ryan Bader vs. Stipe Miocic

You probably never thought about Bader and Miocic fighting in the heavyweight division until now.

With the recent emergence of Bader in the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix, the former Arizona State wrestler could become Bellator’s first fighter to hold two titles simultaneously.

Moreover, a fight between Bader and Miocic definitely has me interested. Both guys have similar wrestling pedigrees, Bader with a slight advantage, and their hands are comparable as well, with Miocic holding the edge in that department.

At this point in their careers, a fight between these two may be wishful thinking. But if Bader does return to the Octagon to close his career out, or if Miocic takes his talents to the Bellator cage, we could see this fight play out right before our eyes.

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UFC 226 Didn’t Make Daniel Cormier Or Stipe Miocic Much Money

Despite making history at the event, Daniel Cormier didn’t make much money from his UFC 226 fight with Stipe Miocic.

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Daniel Cormier made history at UFC 226 this past summer.

“DC” became the UFC’s second-ever dual weight champion by defeating Stipe Miocic in the show’s main event. Cormier already held the light heavyweight title. He knocked out Miocic to capture the heavyweight belt as well. He now prepares to defend the heavyweight title at UFC 230 next month (Sat. November 3, 2018).

Despite making history at UFC 226, it turns out the monetary value of the feat didn’t quite match the impact it’ll have on his legacy. As he prepares to defend his title against Derrick Lewis at UFC 230 next month, Cormier spoke to MMA Weekly to promote the fight.

The topic of a rematch with Miocic was discussed due to the former champ’s resumé. Miocic has been frustrated recently because he hasn’t received an immediate title rematch despite being the most successful heavyweight champion in history.

Cormier said he’s not afraid to fight Miocic, but the financial appeal simply isn’t there considering the revenue he made from UFC 226:

“I’m not trying to say I’m afraid of Stipe. I swear I’m not afraid of Stipe Miocic. Why would I be?” Cormier said. “It just did not make sense right now. I don’t mind fighting him again. It’s not like it was the hardest fight.

“I do appreciate that he’s being vocal because sh*t man, maybe if he had done that in the beginning, maybe we would have made some money. The pay-per-view didn’t do that well because we did not make money. Obviously, issues sell. Maybe he’s trying to stir the pot a little bit to get some interest in our fight.”

Instead, Cormier faces Derrick Lewis in the main event of UFC 230. There he will make his first career heavyweight title defense from Madison Square Garden.

The show goes down live on pay-per-view (PPV) from New York City on November 3, 2018.

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Daniel Cormier Admits Stipe Miocic Has Legit Gripe

One man who was not too happy to learn of the new UFC 230 main event between Daniel Cormier and Derrick Lewis was former heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic. Miocic has been vocal about his belief that Daniel Cormier is ducking him and that he felt….wait…

One man who was not too happy to learn of the new UFC 230 main event between Daniel Cormier and Derrick Lewis was former heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic. Miocic has been vocal about his belief that Daniel Cormier is ducking him and that he felt….wait for it…..disrespected by the UFC. In an appearance on Ariel […]

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Daniel Cormier: I Would Not Have Accepted Stipe Rematch

As announced this week, Daniel Cormier will now be headlining UFC 230 November 3rd at Madison Square Garden when he defends his heavyweight championship against Derrick Lewis. After the UFC announced the now scrapped Valentina Shevchenko vs. Sijara Eub…

As announced this week, Daniel Cormier will now be headlining UFC 230 November 3rd at Madison Square Garden when he defends his heavyweight championship against Derrick Lewis. After the UFC announced the now scrapped Valentina Shevchenko vs. Sijara Eubanks bout, this new main event came as a big surprise to the MMA world. Daniel Cormier […]

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