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Sunday, Jul 08, 2018

UFC 226: Stipe Miocic Comments on Devastating Loss

Stipe Miocic (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

After losing the heavyweight title to Daniel Cormier last night at UFC 226, in devastating fashion, Stipe Miocic offered no excuses for the defeat.

Miocic threatened Cormier with some big punches early on, but late in round one, the latter floored the heavyweight with a right hook, and then finished the fight with punches from above. Following the fight, which snapped Miocic’s six fight winning streak, the Ohio fighter had this to say (quotes via MMA Junkie):

“I lost, plain and simple,” Miocic said. “There are no excuses. He was the better man tonight. … It sucks. Losing’s not fun at all. It sucks. But to put this in perspective, I look at it, and I’m going home right now. My beautiful wife is having my child. There are better things in life than losing.

“It sucks. I want to come back and get a rematch of course, but listen, right now, it’s ‘DC’s’ day. Good for him.”

“I think I was winning that fight,” he said. “I was wearing him down, held him against the cage. I was hitting him with some good shots. It was going back and forth, I was backing him up a lot more and he caught me with a right hand. It was a good shot…”

Miocic won the title in 2016 by knocking out Fabricio Werdum, and defended the belt three times, which is a UFC record for the heavyweight title.

posted by FCF Staff @ 11:29 am
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