One thing the champion has faced is a lot of criticism from those who lament his lack of activity in the Octagon, but Miocic would like the idiots to just shut up.
“I don’t know what people want from me really,” Miocic told MMA Fighting. “Everyone’s like ‘he’s holding the division’ and I’m like how am I holding up the division? Other guys are saying ‘we can train.’ Well, good for you. You live in a different state, you have different regulations. My coach, no joke, shut his gym down. He wasn’t taking any dudes, no one’s paying anything cause it’s not fair to everyone. They had a bunch of stuff outside the gym and a couple people, like five or six people were working out together, they were even six feet apart and someone saw that and reported it and he got cited by the CDC. That’s how strict they are. So everyone can just shut up cause they’re idiots.”
Cormier has even given Miocic some pointers about training during the pandemic, but Miocic would like to see the former two division champion stop crying about everything.
“I don’t care. I really don’t care what his opinion is. Never did,” Miocic said. “Honestly, he says one thing and then contradicts himself all the time. Apparently I’m not a champ. He just calls his own shots. Whatever. Everyone else is talking. Saying vacate or defend. Whatever, I can’t make everybody happy or anybody happy. I don’t care at this point. Stop crying.”
Another option for Miocic, according to UFC President Dana White, is to strip him of the heavyweight title.