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Wednesday, Mar 11, 2020

Stipe Miocic is Looking at Summer For Next Fight, Rubber Match With Daniel Cormier

Miocic punching Cormier (photo via YouTube)

By FCF Staff

Stipe Miocic has yet to compete since reclaiming the UFC’s heavyweight title last summer. But, recently the champ reported he continues to recover from an eye injury, and that a rubber match with Daniel Cormier could happen this summer.

Miocic faced Cormier last August, and avenged his 2018 loss to him, by stopping him in round four. Due to an eye injury, he sustained in the fight, however, Miocic has yet to fight.

But, while talking to TMZ Sports recently, Miocic reported the following (quote via MMA Junkie):

“Eye is really good actually,” Miocic said. “It’s healed up, it’s getting better every day and getting back to training slowly.”

“It’s looking like summer,” Miocic added. “I think a lot of these fight (dates) are booked up, so probably about summertime. Yeah, (the Cormier trilogy is) what the UFC wants. I’m not the matchmaker. If I was the matchmaker, I wouldn’t be fighting.”

Cormier (22-2, 1 no-contest) also has not fought since he was stopped by Miocic (19-3). The decorated fighter has said, however, that a third bout with Miocic will be the last of Cormier’s career.

posted by FCF Staff @ 7:38 am
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