Stipe feeling confident heading into UFC 226.
Tomorrow night at UFC 226 at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, the current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier will challenge the 18-2-0 Stipe Miocic for his UFC Heavyweight Title. The two men will clash in the octagon after both having successfully defended their championships earlier this year in a bout that has been dubbed a "superfight". If Daniel Cormier is successful at UFC 226 then he will become the second fighter in the history of UFC to hold two championships while in two different weight classes.
The Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic stated that he respects Daniel Cormier but Cormier will soon find out that he has bitten off more than he can chew.
"Cormier is a great fighter." Stipe said to Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated. "He’s done so well throughout his career and he’s been around so long. It’s an amazing fight for both of us, it’s a super fight. He is very tough, but so am I. He’s going to figure out on July 7th that he has bit off more than he can chew."
Miocic was also asked about the key to his success as he has set the record for the most consecutive title defenses in the history of UFC's heavyweight division. The firefighter credited some of his success to his coaches and team who prepare him intensely for each bout.
"I’m like a fine wine that gets better with age." He jokingly stated. "I don’t know, it’s my body and my coaches. We just pushed through a caveman training. I listen to my body, and my coaches see if I’m going too hard or not doing what I’m supposed to. But that’s why I’m always training and always in shape."
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