UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier knocked out Stipe Miocic within the first round of UFC 226’s headliner for the heavyweight title. Ever since then, Miocic has been campaigning for a rematch.
Well, D.C. just defended his heavyweight title from tough division contender Derrick Lewis at UFC 230. Speaking on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show, Stipe Miocic has now come forward with his thoughts on the recent fight.
“Yeah I saw the fight. I saw ‘DC’ beat a guy with a bunch of Instagram followers, with one hand.”
“I offered myself to fight ‘DC’ on that card and he said no. They told me that he wasn’t available and literally a week later, he is fighting Lewis. It was annoying (watching the fight), it should be me,” he added. “There’s a ton of guys who never defend the belt and they get title shot rematches. I defended it three times, did it as favor for a super fight and I don’t get a rematch?”
“I mean, it’s not like he was beating me the whole fight. I was winning that fight and he caught me with a shot,” he added. “It’s not good enough. You think I was in great shape? 100-percent (he would’ve fought.) I want my belt back, that is my belt.”