Current UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic hasn’t stepped inside the octagon since UFC 203, where he successfully defended the gold against Alistair Overeem.
Miocic is currently unhappy with the UFC after he discovered Overeem was paid more for the fight than he was. Miocic knocked Overeem out on the show.
“[It’s] terrible,” Miocic said on The MMA Hour. “Things definitely need to be changed. Something’s gotta change. It’s not really fair. I just felt like I was kinda crapped on a little bit. I try to do things right and work with them, and they just didn’t give me a great deal. That’s my own fault, but also they knew what they were doing. They took my kindness for weakness. They told me it was the best deal they could do, and I said, oh okay, great. And then come to find out, it wasn’t.”
Miocic has spoken to the UFC in an attempt to mend the fences, but the champion wasn’t satisfied with the response he received.
“Blah, blah, blah, blah. They just made up some excuse, like that’s the contract you signed,” Miocic said. “You’re making money off me in my hometown, and you’re giving the man that’s a challenger who’s never won the title in the UFC, you’re giving him more money? It definitely should change. But the fact that my challenger made more money than me in my last fight was just kind of a slap in the face.”
Miocic doesn’t have a fight announced yet, but he previously spoke about defending his belt at the UFC Fight Night event this March in London.