Stipe Miocic to Daniel Cormier: Let’s get rematch ‘on the books’ earlier than March 20

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Simply how badly does Stipe Miocic desire a rematch with Daniel Cormier? It appears he merely gained’t cease asking till he will get it.

Ever since shedding the heavyweight title to Cormier final 12 months at UFC 226, Miocic has been clear that he desires to run it again. Cormier’s state of affairs, nevertheless, isn’t clear and solely has gotten murkier since their July 7 struggle.

It appeared sure that Cormier’s first title protection could be a big-money struggle with Brock Lesnar, though that plan modified after Cormier efficiently defended the belt in opposition to Derrick Lewis this previous November at UFC 230. The win meant a possible showdown with Lesnar was nonetheless in play, although Lesnar’s re-signing with WWE has difficult issues.

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Then there’s the continued discuss of a attainable trilogy with Jon Jones, who claimed Cormier’s vacated mild heavyweight title with a TKO of Alexander Gustafsson final month at UFC 232.

And don’t neglect: Cormier has set an expiration date on his combating profession when he stated he’d retire by his 40th birthday – March 20. That looks as if it won’t maintain, particularly with UFC President Dana White wanting Cormier to struggle three extra occasions.

However understanding that March 20 date is simply across the nook, Miocic took to Twitter early Monday morning together with his newest callout to get the champ’s consideration.

[email protected]_mma March 20 is arising fast. Let’s settle this and get this struggle on the books earlier than you blow the candles out on that cake.

— Stipe Miocic (@stipemiocic) January 14, 2019

.@dc_mma March 20 is arising fast. Let’s settle this and get this struggle on the books earlier than you blow the candles out on that cake.

Though Lesnar stays Cormier’s choice due to the monetary achieve, he’s acknowledged earlier than that he’d rematch Miocic if the struggle fell by way of.

The excellent news for Miocic is that White lately stated he gained’t stand by ready for Lesnar and would get Cormier a struggle if Lesnar hasn’t determined to return to the UFC.

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“One of many stuff you guys learn about me is, I don’t look ahead to anyone,” White stated. “I’m not (expletive) ready round for anyone. I’m rolling with the enterprise. Man doesn’t wish to struggle this 12 months? It’s all good. It doesn’t matter who you’re – how huge you’re, what your deal is. You don’t wish to struggle, do your factor. Whenever you’re able to struggle, you come again and discuss to me, and we’ll determine one thing out.”

If Lesnar stays out, and with Jones booked to defend his 205-pound belt vs. Anthony Smith on March 2, that leaves solely Miocic among the many trio of potential opponents for Cormier to face within the rapid future.

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