Stipe Miocic Blasts Brock Lesnar’s UFC 226 Appearance & Upcoming Title Shot
By FCF Staff
The fall out continues from Brock Lesnar’s appearance at UFC 226, and the promotion’s decision to hand the former heavyweight champ a title shot in his Octagon return.
Lesnar was on hand at the recent event, which saw Daniel Cormier knockout Stipe Miocic in the first round, to secure the heavyweight title. Lesnar attended the event and was invited into the Octagon by Cormier after the latter’s win. The star proceeded to shove Cormier, before launching into a pro-wrestling like rant.
Recently Miocic spoke with ESPN, and here’s some of what he had to say about Lesnar’s actions, and his title shot:
“It was a s— show and it was disrespectful,” Miocic said. “I didn’t think that was what the UFC was all about.”
“I want a title shot. I deserve it,” Miocic said. “[Lesnar] hasn’t fought in how long? For him to get a title shot, as I get thrown to the side? It just seems like they are desperate for pay-per-views.
“I cleaned out the division. I defended it more than anyone, and you’re gonna tell me I don’t deserve a chance to get it back? Get out of here. Kiss my ass if you don’t think I deserve that.”
Prior to UFC 226, Miocic did say he would fight Lesnar if he defended the belt, but that he was planning to take some time off due to the pending birth of his daughter.
Lesnar is still serving out the remainder of a one year suspension he received, after he tested positive for the banned substance clomiphene in 2016. The pro-wrestling star recently re-entered USADA’s testing pool and will be eligible to fight in early 2019.