A super fight between Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic is now official, and it’s a historic moments for the sport of Mixed Martial Arts.
Never before has a UFC light-heavyweight champion moved up to face the UFC’s heavyweight champion, in an attempt to capture a second world title.
Until this moment in time, it seemed like too tall a task for a fighter. However, with D.C. being an unblemished 13-0 as a heavyweight, this fight makes all the sense in the world.
Prior to his downfall, Cormier rival Jon Jones was constantly asked to move up in weight, but would never commit, nor take the risk.
Now, Cormier knows he has one up on his biggest antagonist by doing so, and he’s quick to point that fact out.
In a new interview with MMAweekly.com, D.C. explains:
“It’s never been done before. The crazy thing when Jones beat me, he asked to fight Brock Lesnar and he also said, ‘Hey, you guys can’t force me up to heavyweight, it’s one thing to fight a heavyweight, a guy that’s big. It’s another thing to go up and fight a guy that’s big, but also really, really good.’ So he didn’t seem too stoked on it.
“I think it just shows the difference in mentality. Instead of saying I don’t know about it, he’s too big, he’s too good. I just say bring them on. Let’s do it.”
“This gives me exactly what I’ve been pining for. I get this done, everything I’ve always wanted, wished for, and hoped for, is not only a reality, but it’s my truth now. I can honestly say I am one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time and have no reservations about it and no one can question it.
“They can only say ‘you know what, he’s accomplished, he has that right, and he’s earned it.’”