Dana White: “No Question” Winner of Stipe Miocic – Daniel Cormier 3 is HW G.O.A.T.
By FCF Staff
The consensus seems to be that this Saturday’s bout between Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic will determine who is the greatest heavyweight in UFC history. But, according to Dana White, there’s “no question” the victor will become the greatest heavyweight of all time.
Cormier and Miocic will face off in the headliner of UFC 252, which will take place at the Apex Facility in Las Vegas. After Miocic defended the heavyweight title a record three times, he was knocked out by Cormier in their 2018 bout.
In their 2019 rematch, however, Miocic (19-3) reclaimed the title by stopping Cormier (22-2) in round four.
Due to the records and abilities of both fighters, the bout is being spun as one that will crown who is the best heavyweight in UFC history. But, while talking to the media recently, White said the fight will determine more than that (quotes via MMA Junkie).
“I’m so pumped for that fight,” White said. “First of all, both the fights before the trilogy have been incredible. The way that Cormier won the first fight and the way that Stipe won the second fight, and it’s one of the best trilogies ever. I saw some debate on if the winner of this fight would go down as the greatest heavyweight – it’s no (expletive) debate. There’s no debate. The winner of this fight is the greatest heavyweight ever. Not of this era – ever in UFC history and mixed martial arts.
“I know there’s talk about other guys, you gotta look at who they fought, and there’s just no doubt. There’s no question that these two – Saturday will determine who the man is.”
Fedor Emelianenko (39-6), who went undefeated from 2001 through June 2010, is also widely considered to be one of the greatest heavyweights of all time.