Daniel Cormier is set to rematch Stipe Miocic for the heavyweight title at UFC 241 in August. The two first met at UFC 226 where Cormier knocked Miocic out in the first round. With that win, ‘DC’ became a champ-champ and added to his Hall of Fame career.
However, after the fight, the assumption was that Cormier would take on Brock Lesnar in the final fight of his career. He would get one final big payday and end most likely with yet another win. But, that turned out to not be the case as Cormier defended the title against Derrick Lewis. Then after Lesnar retired, Miocic got what he wished for in a rematch. But, it didn’t come without him pleading ‘DC’ and the UFC for the fight and holding out. Which Cormier did not like.
“I did not like the approach he took,” Cormier said of Miocic on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show this week (transcript via MMA News). “I just think he’s so good, even if he’d fought over the course of the year, he still would be in this same position. So I don’t feel I have to be nice to him anymore.
“The whole time I said he was a bit entitled. These are conversations we had with the company. He was just as happy as I was. So to make it seem like I was doing something wrong after I was the one that won the fight, I just felt like it was unfair. … I’m not wronging this guy. I’m doing exactly what we were told to do after our first fight.”
Now the two will finally meet again, and to all the fans who said Daniel Cormier was ducking Miocic he has just one message for them.
“You guys are so stupid,” he said. “I couldn’t physically do it.”
Cole Shelton covers MMA for BJPenn.com, MMANews, and MyMMANews.com while also being the lead MMA odds writer for Sports Betting Dime