Stipe Miocic wants to salvage another heavyweight trilogy.
Sandwiched in between his two fights with Francis Ngannou, Miocic engaged in a trio of championship bouts towards Daniel Cormier, a chain that Miocic went on to salvage by a rating of two-1 after dropping the first fight to Cormier. Shedding to Cormier gave Miocic hundreds of motivation and info to work with despite their UFC 226 assembly ending inner of a round, and he believes he can apply that very same mentality can fill to quiet he fight Ngannou again.
Miocic defeated Ngannou by unanimous decision at UFC 220 three years prior to now, but turned into as soon as knocked out in the second round of their rematch at UFC 260 in March. It’s now not determined when or if Miocic will earn another crack at Ngannou, but he’s assured that he’ll honest his weaknesses from that second fight.
“Oh, 100%,” Miocic told Submission Radio when asked if he’s assured that he knows the finest device to beat Ngannou in a Third fight (transcription by strategy of Denis Shkuratov). “It turned into as soon as his night. I’m now not gonna take that away from him. And he didn’t earn lucky, he handsome caught me with a punch I didn’t look, and it is far what it is far.
“And congrats to him. He won the title, but I’m coming support to earn what’s mine. I do know what I did substandard, and I’ll reach support stronger and better and more sharp and take support what’s mine.”
One declare that could well additionally fill perchance influenced the first fight turned into as soon as the dimensions contrast between the two men. At UFC 260, Miocic weighed in at 234 kilos, 12 kilos lighter than in his first fight with Ngannou. Ngannou weighed in at 263 kilos on each and every occasions, handsome a shade under the heavyweight limit.
Miocic has talked about that he plans to perform weight for a trilogy bout with Ngannou, but does now not assign in options that to be the important thing rationalization why he lost.
“No, man, now by no capacity,” Stipe talked about of being at a energy drawback. “I mean, he hit me with some correct shots before the entire lot and I took them. And then he did correct in the wrestling. I didn’t fill the finest shot, but he did the entire lot he turned into as soon as speculated to. Tucked my head, purchased out, and came swinging after. And I felt correct, I quiet felt correct. And he hit me with the merely hand and I came in pretty bit too sloppy, and he countered with the left hook, and that turned into as soon as it.”
Miocic added that he’s as concerned to avenge this loss as another, despite the instances. In 24 pro bouts, Miocic has fully lost four cases and three of those losses fill reach towards world champions. The Ohioan at present holds the memoir for many consecutive worthwhile defenses of the UFC heavyweight title at three.
Must quiet he earn the belt, Miocic would tie Randy Couture because the fully combatants to fill three reigns as UFC heavyweight champion.
“I’d like a rematch, and I wanna earn my title support,” Miocic talked about. “He took one thing that turned into as soon as mine, and it drives me nuts day-after-day.”
Though Miocic would carry to avenge the loss to Ngannou as he has outdated losses to Cormier and Junior dos Santos, he maintains that his No. 1 map is popping into heavyweight champion again.
“If truth be told, I don’t care who it is far,” Miocic talked about. “I in actuality would cherish to fight Francis again for the rematch and earn that W support over him in the rubber match. Nevertheless yeah, I don’t care who it is far. I’m now not preferring anyone, but as soon as I had a preference, I’d want to fight Ngannou again. Merely on story of he beat me final time and took the belt.”
Look Miocic’s fleshy interview with Submission Radio right here: