Stipe Miocic calls out Gabriel Gonzaga following 'Napao's' UFC 166 win over Shawn Jordan

Copyright: Martin McNeil

You know the old saying. Be careful what you wish for ... you just might get it.

If Daniel Cormier can do it, then dammit, so can Stipe Miocic.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight prospect doesn't feel like waiting around for UFC matchmaker Joe Silva to arrange all the pieces of the 265-pound puzzle and has instead gone into business for himself, calling for a future fight against Brazilian behemoth Gabriel Gonzaga.

UFC Tonight brought word of the potential pairing on Wednesday night.

Miocic (10-1) kickstarted his mixed martial arts (MMA) career with a perfect 9-0 record. After outworking the recently-released Joey Beltran at UFC 136, the Ohioan blew the doors off Philip De Fries, as well as Strikeforce import Shane Del Rosario.

Then it all came crashing to a halt with a technical knockout loss to Stefan Struve in late 2012.

An upset win over Roy Nelson got him back into the win column earlier this year and Miocic is now hoping to make it two straight against Gonzaga, who has enjoyed a career resurgence after back-to-back knockout wins over Dave Herman at UFC 162 and Shawn Jordan at UFC 166.

Speed and athleticism vs. power and submissions.

Of course, nothing is official at this time and the "Napao" camp has yet to respond. That, however, shouldn't stop us from speculating, so let's get some predictions on this fantasy fight in the comments section below.

Who takes this heavyweight throwdown?


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