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Stipe Miocic talks Brock Lesnar fight: ‘I’d win, there’s no question’

UFC 220: Miocic v Ngannou Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images

Having defended his heavyweight title a record-setting three times in a row, UFC champion Stipe Miocic is on the cusp of truly cementing himself as an all-time legend in mixed martial arts (MMA).

Miocic’s prolonged success has earned him significant notoriety among fight fans, especially those considered casual. As a result, the promotion felt incredibly comfortable having Miocic defend his heavyweight strap against UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier at UFC 226 this July in one of the biggest superfights of all time.

If Miocic is able to get past Cormier, who compiled an undefeated 13-0 professional record as a heavyweight before moving down to 205 pounds, he’ll have the entire division at his fingertips. And who knows, he may even be in line for a massive payday opposite pay-per-view (PPV) cash cow and former UFC champion Brock Lesnar, who may or may not leave WWE for a return to MMA.

Should Miocic defeat “DC” and get his hands on Lesnar, the heavyweight king feels fairly confident that he’d have no trouble getting past “The Beast Incarnate.”

“Brock is a former champ and he knows how to bring it,” said Miocic in a recent interview with Sports Illustrated. “He’s tough, he’s very strong and beaten a lot of good guys, but I am a bad matchup for him.”

Lesnar, 40, last fought at UFC 200 where he defeated Mark Hunt via unanimous decision. But after popping for a failed drug test, that win was later overturned to a no contest and Lesnar took his talents back to the wrestling ring. He’s a physical freak who has utilized his strength and wrestling background to defeat notable heavyweight fighters throughout his career. But despite the terror that Lesnar poses on any given night, Miocic believes he’s simply a bad matchup for anyone.

“I match up well with anyone,” said Miocic. “That has a lot to do with my coaches, teammates, and my training. I always have a good game plan walking in on the day of a fight. With Brock, I’d win, there’s no question. But right now, all I care about is fighting DC. That’s all I’m worried about.”

While Miocic is going to have his hands full with Cormier this summer, a heavyweight clash between him and Lesnar is fun to think about. After all, outside of a resurgent Fabricio Werdum, who fights later today (Sat., Mar. 17, 2018) at UFC Fight Night 127 in London, England (results here), the UFC heavyweight division doesn’t really possess a No. 1 contender at this point in time.

What say you, Maniacs? Is Miocic right to feel so confident against Lesnar?

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