Stipe Mioic Doesn’t Care About Title Defenses, But Wants To Keep Winning


UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic is going to be defending his gold against former champion Junior Dos Santos at UFC 211.

Despite the fact that Miocic could tie a record for most consecutive heavyweight title defenses at two, he doesn't seem particularly worried about it.

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“I don’t really care about how many defenses I have; all I care about is winning,” Miocic said on the UFC 211 media conference call. “I love what I do. I’m going to keep winning. I train way too hard and sacrifice way too much to give it up. I’m just different. I get better every fight. I’m improving every fight and nothing is going to change.”

This will be the second title defense for Miocic, who had previously defended the championship against Alistair Overeem at UFC 203.

Dos Santos did defeat Miocic in their first meeting, but Miocic is looking to change his fortunes the second time around.

“I see what I did wrong in the fight,” Miocic said. “I did a lot of things wrong. It was my first five-round fight. Me and my coaches watched over that film to see what he did wrong, what I did wrong and what I did well and what he did wrong. We went over a lot of stuff, and we definitely have a better game plan in this fight.”

UFC 211 takes place on Saturday, May 13 from the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas with Stipe Miocic and Junior Dos Santos headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.

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