Some big words from Stipe.
In four months at UFC 226, Stipe Miocic will step into the octagon against Daniel Cormier and the two champions will do battle over Stipe's UFC Heavyweight Championship. Miocic seems to have his eye on champions; one being Daniel Cormier and the other being the current WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar.
“Brock is a former champ and he knows how to bring it. He’s tough, he’s very strong and beaten a lot of good guys, but I am a bad match-up for him.” Stipe Miocic told Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated.
Although Miocic states that Lesnar is a tough competitor, he feels that Lesnar is no match for him once the referee gives the signal for the two men to go at it. Brock Lesnar is a former UFC Heavyweight Champion in his own right, but Stipe has a strong belief that Lesnar is no match for him.
"I match up well with anyone,” said Miocic. “That has a lot to do with my coaches, teammates and my training. I always have a good game plan walking in on the day of a fight. With Brock, I’d win, there’s no question. But right now, all I care about is fighting D.C. That’s all I’m worried about.”
Miocic's former UFC comrade Ronda Rousey has made the jump to the pro wrestling world. While being a WWE superstar is not on his radar, he is happy that Ronda is chasing her dream and doing what she loves.
“Ronda is an amazing talent. The women’s division wouldn’t be as big [in UFC] without her. Her going to WWE is amazing too. She transitioned from one thing to the other. She’ll be good at it, just because of her persona." Stipe added. "That’s awesome for Ronda, plus it brings more spotlight to the UFC. Fans from WWE see her and they have such a huge fan base and have been around for so long, it definitely helps out UFC, which is the fastest growing sport in the world. It’s a new thing for Ronda and I wish her nothing but the best.”
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