Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight champion, Daniel Cormier, is unsympathetic to the plight of ex-division kingpin, Stipe Miocic, who is still salty that he surrendered his strap to “DC” last July.
And while he respects Miocic as both a person and fighter, Cormier is not going to grant him an immediate rematch when there are more lucrative fights on the table, including a Brock Lesnar showdown that is likely to give the Olympian his biggest payday to date.
That’s why he doesn’t understand why Miocic is sitting at home playing dad.
“This is crazy shit right here,” Cormier told The MMA Hour. “Stipe hasn’t fought in so long that Jon Jones will have fought twice since he last got to the Octagon. When’s the last time that’s happened? Jones will have had two fights and at the rate that he’s fighting, maybe three by the time Stipe fights again if he waits and fights me in the summer. That’s crazy, because Jones doesn’t fight very often. That’s crazy.”
Cormier risked his title — as well as his Lesnar bout — by fighting power-punching heavyweight Derrick Lewis at UFC 230 last November, notching his first title defense since abandoning his post at 205 pounds in early 2018.
“I just don’t like that I’ve fought again and he still hasn’t fought,” Cormier said. “Just go beat somebody up, then you can’t ignore it. He can go knock somebody out again and it’s like, ‘Well, you gotta fight him.’ Then the last memory of him in the Octagon is not him getting knocked out.”
And with a Jones trilogy on the table, it doesn’t sound like we’re getting Cormier vs. Miocic 2 any time soon, if at all.