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‘Motivated’ Stipe Miocic congratulates Daniel Cormier for historic UFC 226 win, wants rematch before ‘DC’ retires

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

After Stipe Miocic suffered a first round knockout loss to Daniel Cormier at UFC 226 last Saturday night (July 7, 2018) in Las Vegas, Nevada (see it again here), the ex-heavyweight champion of the world didn’t get the opportunity to give his post-fight speech with Joe Rogan. Instead, he had to sit idly by to listen to Brock Lesnar call him a “piece of shit,” all while trying to clear the cobwebs.

48 hours removed from the difficult loss, Stipe took to social media to give Cormier his dues, while taking the opportunity to call for a rematch down the line.

“DC” immediately hopped on to his twitter count to respond to the ex-champion.

Classy.

As far as Stipe’s request for a rematch, that is unlikely to happen as Cormier has already made it publicly known he plans to walk away from the sport in seven months time. During that span, the “champ champ” has already laid out his retirement plan, as he recently revealed he’d like the chance to defend his 205-pound title against Mauricio Rua later this year.

After that, “DC” wants to end his storied career with a bang in what will prove to be his biggest money fight to date against ex-Heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, possibly on Superbowl weekend.

In the meantime, perhaps Stipe can keep busy by facing off against any of the other top five big men in the division in his quest back to the title. Or he could get some sort of revenge on Cormier by taking out his No. 1 training partner and friend.

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