Dana White says that whomever wins the rubber match between Miocic and Cormier is the greatest heavyweight in UFC history.
“The truth is going into this fight with all the hype, one of these two that wins the fight, definitely goes down as the best heavyweight in UFC history and they’re both candidates,” White told Brett Okamoto of ESPN (via Damon Martin of MMA Fighting). “If you look at what Stipe has accomplished and Cormier in two different weight classes what this guy has accomplished is one of the greatest of all time.”
DC agrees with the UFC President, saying the winner of the UFC 252 main event is the greatest heavyweight in UFC history.
“I don’t even think the pressure comes from retirement or anything,” Cormier said to MMA Fighting. “I think the pressure comes in what you just said — it’s the third fight. It’s the fight ends the debate. There’s a lot at stake in this fight. Not only the heavyweight championship of the world but also whoever wins this fight is going to be remembered as the greatest heavyweight of this era and the greatest heavyweight in UFC history. This is a big fight. This fight has massive stakes.”
UFC 252 takes place on Saturday, August 15 from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada with Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.