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Tuesday, Jul 03, 2018

UFC 226: Stipe Miocic Reports He’s “Worked Out” Issues With Promotion

Stipe Miocic (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

Stipe Miocic has let it be known in the past that he wasn’t happy with his contract, or how the UFC was promoting him, but it looks like all those issues are settled.

Last year, Miocic sat out, while his management worked on getting him a pay raise. The Ohio fighter didn’t believe the pay he was receiving, in comparison to what other fighters like Alistair Overeem get, was fair. Then, before he defeated Francis Ngannou at UFC 220, Miocic opined that “obviously” the promotion was rooting for the challenger.

Well, in advance of UFC 226 and his fight with Daniel Cormier, Miocic had this to say, while discussing his relationship with UFC President Dana White (quote via MMA Fighting):

“Dana and I, we talked that stuff out and it worked out great,” said Miocic, who also reported that his fight Saturday will be the biggest payday of his career.

A lot has changed,” Miocic said. “I think it had a lot to do with the change in the company too, they were stuck in their transition. I’m just, I was stuck when they sold the company, they were looking for what’s good for them, but I understand that. They spent a lot of money, they spent four billion dollars it’s not like ‘ahh, sure guys.’ it’s a little bit different than that. They made it right and it was all good.”

Cormier also fought at UFC 220 in January, and stopped Volkan Oezdemir.UFC 226 will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada.

posted by FCF Staff @ 8:00 am
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