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Stipe Miocic: The UFC Denied Me A Rematch With Daniel Cormier at UFC 230

The official announcement that Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight and light heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier will defend his heavyweight title against Derrick Lewis on Nov. 3 in New York has been met with mixed reactions amongst fans as well as at least one notable fighter
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Daniel Cormier Willing to Give Stipe Miocic Rematch If Lesnar Misses Their Fight ‘For Any Reason’

It’s essentially settled that Daniel Cormier will make his first – and likely only – heavyweight title defense against Brock Lesnar at some point in early 2019.
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Stipe Miocic Calls Brock Lesnar’s Appearance at UFC 226 a ’S—tshow’ and ‘Disrespectful’

In the immediate aftermath of his loss to Daniel Cormier at UFC 226, Stipe Miocic was more concerned about getting home to Ohio to be with his pregnant wife than analyzing anything that had happened at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas that night.
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UFC 226 Results: Daniel Cormier KOs Stipe Miocic, Wins Heavyweight Belt

Greatness rarely comes to you, instead you have to pursue it.

Well, in the main event of UFC 226, light-heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier ran after that thing like it was a runaway ice cream truck, and he made damn sure that greatness was held firmly in his hands by the end of the night.

The pairing of any champs in any two divisions is pretty compelling, but when it’s Stipe Miocic – who won his belt punching dudes the heck out – and Cormier, who ran the table as a heavyweight before coming to the UFC at 205 pounds… that’s pure awesomeness right there.

And so of course, when the fight was underway, it was pretty much a slugfest. Miocic had all the confidence in the world in slinging his giant, meaty fists, and Cormier was happy to oblige him, and they stood in front of each other swinging. The light-heavyweight champ did throw some kicks, and the heavyweight champ did score a takedown, but otherwise, it was a punchfest…

… That Cormier eventually won. That’s right, the winner of the Strikeforce heavyweight tournament clipped the UFC’s heavyweight king, and when Miocic went down, Cormier knocked him out with more punches.

Cormier is now a two-divisional champ, and to spice things up, guess who the UFC brought in to challenge him, WWE-style?

 

Results: Daniel Cormier def. Stipe Miocic via KO (Punches) at 4:33, R1

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UFC 226 Results: Daniel Cormier KOs Stipe Miocic, Wins Heavyweight Belt

Greatness rarely comes to you, instead you have to pursue it.

Well, in the main event of UFC 226, light-heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier ran after that thing like it was a runaway ice cream truck, and he made damn sure that greatness was held firmly in his hands by the end of the night.

The pairing of any champs in any two divisions is pretty compelling, but when it’s Stipe Miocic – who won his belt punching dudes the heck out – and Cormier, who ran the table as a heavyweight before coming to the UFC at 205 pounds… that’s pure awesomeness right there.

And so of course, when the fight was underway, it was pretty much a slugfest. Miocic had all the confidence in the world in slinging his giant, meaty fists, and Cormier was happy to oblige him, and they stood in front of each other swinging. The light-heavyweight champ did throw some kicks, and the heavyweight champ did score a takedown, but otherwise, it was a punchfest…

… That Cormier eventually won. That’s right, the winner of the Strikeforce heavyweight tournament clipped the UFC’s heavyweight king, and when Miocic went down, Cormier knocked him out with more punches.

Cormier is now a two-divisional champ, and to spice things up, guess who the UFC brought in to challenge him, WWE-style?

 

Results: Daniel Cormier def. Stipe Miocic via KO (Punches) at 4:33, R1

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UFC 226: Stipe Miocic Career Retrospective

Stipe Miocic has the chance to become a legend in regards to the UFC heavyweight division.

Randy Couture, Brock Lesnar, Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum all came before him.

But by the time Miocic hangs the gloves up, the Ohio firefighter just might be the best of them all.

For Miocic to continue on that path, he’ll need to take care of Daniel Cormier this Saturday night at UFC 226.

A quick look at Miocic’s resume boasts some pretty impressive numbers:

Most UFC heavyweight champion defenses at three (which is tied with Couture and Tim Sylvia)

Most consecutive UFC heavyweight championship defenses at three

Most strikes landed in a fight with 361 vs. Mark Hunt

Four “Performance of the Night” bonuses and three “Fight of the Night” honors

And, if you believe in those kind of things, Fight Matrix also calls Miocic the Lineal MMA heavyweight champion.

After stunning Werdum in 2016 for the title – in Brazil no less – Miocic went on to defend the belt vs. Alistair Overeem, Junior dos Santos and Francis Ngannou. The wins vs. Overeem and JDS both came via finish, with the former NCAA Div. I wrestler going the full 25 minutes in dispatching of Ngannou.

A member of the Strong Style Fight Team out of Independence, Ohio, Miocic is a fighter anybody can like. He doesn’t get in trouble. He comes from the heart of the U.S. He doesn’t look like an over-grown muscle-freak. He still works as a firefighter by day – and night.

Miocic will put his belt and his six-fight win streak on the line vs. the reigning light heavyweight champion – and a former unbeaten heavyweight fighter – in Cormier, this weekend.

When it is all said and done, regardless of how many more title defenses he makes, Miocic will definitely go up on the wall as an all-time great fighter and an all-time great person.

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Daniel Cormier Questions Stipe Miocic’s Previous Strength of Schedule Ahead of UFC 226 Showdown

It’s been relatively civil between the two men who will be headlining Saturday’s heavyweight spectacle at UFC 226 between current Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic and his challenger, light heavyweight king Daniel Cormier.
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Midnight Mania! DC at Stipe Weight for UFC 226 Superfight

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Heavyweight Daniel Cormier is back, and back with a vengeance. With no need to lean on a towel to make 205 lbs., DC has packed on the weight. He is up to 245 lbs- Stipe weighed in at 246 in his last fight at UFC 220- the heaviest Cormier has weighed since his Strikeforce days. (He was 238 for his fight with Josh Barnett).

This probably isn’t a problem. Cormier always performed very well at heavyweight; the man once called “Black Fedor” hit harder, tossed the biggest guys on their heads with ease, and enjoyed a speed advantage over all of his opponents. Nevertheless, the betting public don’t like his odds against the greatest heavyweight champion the UFC has seen.

Cormier, though, is confident.

He also has sweet kicks.

His striking looks on point, which it will need to be against Stipe.

What say you? Does Cormier have a chance to win his superfight this Saturday?


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You can learn things about striking just by watching Israel Adesanya’s open workout.

Brian Ortega is Mr. Steal-Your-Girl. It absolutely sucks we won’t get to see him fight Max Holloway this weekend.

This painting of Max Holloway vs. Brian Ortega is really good.

Mike Bisping working out with Arnold Schwarzenegger

Happy Fourth of July from the one real Captain America

Anthony Pettis is winning at life no matter what happens Saturday

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Is Brian Ortega the chosen one, or does he just have the hair?

A British MMA promotion is introducing open scoring and fighters like Robert Whiteford and Angela Hill are in favor.

This 2011 prediction about the growth of MMA seems eerily prescient now.

Michelle Waterson has been doing some cool photoshoots lately

Why raise a kid, when you can raise a warrior? @bspencerphoto @makeitjacque

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Rory Macdonald has more emotion on his face in this picture than I’ve ever seen from him.

Happy 2nd Birthday to our baby girl Maia Rose

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Groovy Lando Vannata proving that Conor McGregor’s ‘movement coach’ Ido Portal doesn’t have the market cornered on modern dance for combat sports


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The internet can be a very cool place sometimes- this little kid is a spiderman fan so one of the Spiderman creators sent him a whole pile of comics in the hospital.

Yes please

I like this picture

Happy 4th July

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Midnight Mania! Stipe Miocic Finally ‘100% Happy’ with UFC 226 Paycheck

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Stipe Miocic has the most credible case of anyone as the best UFC heavyweight of all time, yet the man remains his quiet, unassuming, underrated self.

It’s the underrated part that has gotten just a little bit under his cold-bitten Cleveland skin in the past, particularly in how that under-rating was reflected in his paychecks. He was out-earned by Alastair Overeem defending the belt in his hometown- a fight he won by first-round TKO, shutting off Overeem’s motherboard with terrifying ground strikes. His next fight, after not getting the pay raise he wanted, he was also the underhyped, the focus being on fearsome Cameroonian man-mountain Francis Ngannou. Ngannou had Stipe by twenty pounds or so, but Stipe had him by twenty minutes of cardio, pushing through his own exhaustion to grind the African into inert survival on the mat. He did all this while holding down his day job as a fireman and EMT, and starting a family to boot.

Now, Stipe is finally getting the recognition he never craved, but knew he deserved. He just coached opposite 205-lb. champ Daniel Cormier on The Ultimate Fighter, and is featured in a Modelo ad highlighting his working-class roots. Thrust into the limelight of a superfight with the light heavyweight champion, on the most packed card of the year, Miocic is content with the state of relations between himself and his promoter. Via MMAFighting.com:

“Dana and I, we talked that stuff out and it worked out great,” Miocic told reporters Monday. When asked if the Cormier fight represents the biggest payday of his career, he added “100 percent.”

Miocic blames the sale and subsequent ownership transition of the company for past slights, saying in his hoarse but happy growl that he basically got neglected in the shuffle.

“A lot has changed,” Miocic said. “I think it had a lot to do with the change in the company too, they were stuck in their transition. I’m just, I was stuck when they sold the company, they were looking for what’s good for them, but I understand that. They spent a lot of money, they spent four billion dollars it’s not like ‘ahh, sure guys.’ it’s a little bit different than that. They made it right and it was all good.”

UFC 226 is this Saturday. Don’t miss it.


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Sometimes Joe Rogan has a good take, and his Suga Sean O’Malley shirt is very cool.

Cody Stamman vs. Aljamain Sterling is a fine fight

Congratulations to Bellator’s flyweight champion Ilima-Lei Macfarlane on her title defense last weekend

Mike Chandler training for strength and power

Real life application to martial arts technique here. Gritty stuff.

Nailed it.

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Big boys throwing down

Vicious loop choke

Congratulations to everyone (even Joben) who sponsored MMA Mania’s own pro fighter, Alpha Male’s Andrew Richardson.


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Perfect shot

Perfectly timed photo! Photo by @chefpaulrifkin #Destination_wild

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Not everyone is up to the challenge

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Stipe Miocic Reacts to LeBron James Leaving Cleveland: ‘Can’t Be Mad at the Man’

Both LeBron James and Stipe Miocic brought championships to Cleveland, a long-suffering sports city, in the same year.
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