Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White is tying a ribbon on another successful pay-per-view (PPV) event, as UFC 220 took place last night (Sat., Jan. 20, 2018) from inside TD Garden Arena In Boston, Massachusetts.
And it was a wild night of fights indeed, as Stipe Miocic took it to Francis Ngannou in the main event of the evening, dominating the hard-hitting brawler for 25 minutes to easily retaining his 265-pound strap.
In the co-main event of the evening, Daniel Cormier held on to his light heavyweight strap by defeating Volkan Oezdemir via technical knockout in the second round of that title fight.
Speaking of Cormier and Stipe, UFC president Dana White revealed afterward he likes the idea of “DC” moving back up to heavyweight to face Stipe Miocic for the title.
“Yeah, he doesn’t like to jump up to heavyweight because of his relationship with Cain Velasquez, but he can go up and fight if Cain comes back he can walk away from the belt if that’s what he chose to do or whatever.But I think Stipe and Daniel is a fun fight.”
Cormier, though, doesn’t seem to high on the possibility of that happening.
“People have talked about that fight for a really long time. I fought 13 fights at heavyweight and I hate cutting weight. as you guys all know. I haven’t really thought about it,” said “DC” during the post-fight presser. With Cain coming back, maybe soon, Cormier simply doesn’t want to get in the way of anything.
“It’s hard for me now because Cain’s in the gym a lot more. Cain’s in the gym now getting prepared to do what he does best. I draw so much from him. Cain had a baby about a month ago and he’s here with me now. If he’s getting prepared to get the belt back, then I have nothing for that division and that will never change.”
Of course, Cormier started his career at heavyweight, winning the Strikefoce Heavyweight Grand Prix before winning a few fights in the land of the big men inside the Octagon before dropping down to 205-pounds.
So what did White think of the rest of the event? Dive in to the embedded video player above, as he spoke to Megan Olivi backstage of the TD Garden Arena in his hometown of Boston to break down all of the action.
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