UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic believes he is not giving Daniel Cormier much of a chance when it comes to their upcoming super fight.
UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and the reigning heavyweight title holder each put on dominant performances at UFC 220. Cormier defended his title from tough contender Volkan Oezdemir and Miocic earned a dominant victory over rising knockout artist Francis Ngannou.
Following the event, the UFC would go on to announce that Daniel Cormier will now be moving up in weight to challenge Stipe Miocic for his heavyweight title. The two mixed martial arts warriors are set to face off at UFC 226 for International Fight Week.
After breaking the UFC record for most consecutive heavyweight title defenses, Stipe Miocic has swelled in his confidence to be able to take on the light heavyweight title holder. Speaking to Ariel Helwani on the latest edition of The MMA Hour, Miocic decided to offer his thoughts on the upcoming match up.
Via The MMA Hour, as transcribed by MMAimports.com, Miocic stated:
“[Daniel Cormier] Is a good matchup for me…
“It isn’t about [Daniel Cormier], it’s about me. I’m going to win the fight. I’m going to extend my defending streak longer. It’s not going to be 3, it’s going to be 4.
“It’s business at the end of the day. I got no hard feelings towards him. It’s to better our families.”
UFC 226 will be available live on pay-per-view as it takes place inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. on July 7.