Daniel Cormier Says Brock Lesnar Or Stipe Miocic Are Next


UFC Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier was last seen in action at UFC 230, defeating Derrick Lewis to retain the title.

The champ doesn’t know exactly who is next for him, but would prefer to fight either former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar or former UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic.

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“As Dana said Saturday, the Lesnar thing is still out there. That’s a fun fight,” Cormier said on MMA Junkie Radio. “I’ve gotten a lot of ‘DC is very vocal about Jon Jones, but he’s willing to fight Brock Lesnar.’ No one knows what Brock Lesnar and I have going on in terms of drug testing. The drug testing for Brock could be so stringent that it would be insane. It would be as big as it’s ever been. Nobody knows that but the people on the absolute inside. So if he was to make it through all that stuff and got to a fight, then it would be worth it. But if he didn’t, then I would fight Stipe Miocic – 100 percent. Stipe’s a very respectful guy, the most defenses in (UFC) heavyweight championship history, does things the right way, and I made a promise to him. I said if I didn’t fight Brock, I would fight him, and I intend to honor that.”

DC recently relinquished the UFC Light Heavyweight Title, which was won by Jon Jones at UFC 232.

Jones is a longtime rival of Cormier’s and DC says Jones would’ve been successful without ingesting all of the illegal substances.

“The things that were said are what they are,” Cormier said. “Any time you have to lead a conversation with ‘Outside of all the steroid talk, this is a fight I want to see,’ that’s ridiculous. And I love Dominick. But you can’t say ‘Outside of all the steroid stuff.’ Is there really an outside of all the steroid stuff? Because that’s news to me if there is. I believe (Jones) is extremely talented, and I don’t think for a second that he wouldn’t have found success in this business. He would’ve been successful in mixed martial arts even without whatever else has been done. For me, it’s really hard to tell where it starts and stops because the only reason you have these things tied to your career and your legacy is because there’s a disconnect somewhere. I don’t know if it’s a mental thing that says, ‘I need something more.’ I don’t know what makes a person do those things. I’m so uneducated in regards to prohibited substances that I don’t know where or how much it benefits a person. I don’t know. I find myself actually asking that question: ‘At what point does anything synthetic start to take over or have an effect anyway?’ Because you don’t know.”

Cormier and Jones have fought twice before, with Jones winning at UFC 182 and the two battled to a no contest at UFC 214 after Jones failed a drug test in line with the event.

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