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Dana White on Stipe Miocic's UFC title shot: 'Who the hell is going to say no to him?'

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Following his first-round knockout of Andrei Arlovski at last night's (Sat., Jan. 2, 2016) UFC 195 pay-per-view (PPV) event, an elated Stipe Miocic could be seen shouting in the direction of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president, Dana White, and company CEO, Lorenzo Fertitta.

So what exactly was the Heavyweight bruiser telling the higher-ups?

He was simply barking for what he believes is rightfully his -- a shot at UFC's 265-pound title. He broke it down to FOX Sports:

"I want my shot, I want my shot.' Come on, it was an impressive win, and I hope it was impressive enough. I hope they give it to me. I lost my voice in the process. I was jacked man, I'm ready to roll, I am here to win. I like winning and I want the title. That's what I signed up for. I want it. I think I've done enough. I just want the shot and bring the gold to Cleveland."

And it looks like he got his wish, as White revealed during the post-fight presser that he wasn't about to deny the "psycho" his due.

"Who the hell was going to say no to him? He was like a psycho. I wasn't going to say no. We are on the same page, Stipe."

Stipe flattened "The Pitbull" in less than one minute to earn his second straight win and five of six overall (see it again here). Now, he patiently awaits the winner of the upcoming championship rematch between division champion Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez, which is set to go down on February 6, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada (details).

Anyone care to assess which foe Stipe has a better shot against?