Stipe Miosic recently recalled when Brock Lassner entered the UFC Octagon after Daniel Cormier defeated Miosic at UFC 226.
In a recent appearance on the show Oral Sessions with Renee Paquet, Stipe Miocic shared his talk about the incident and highlighted his state of mind in the Octagon after the biggest loss of his career. When the host asked Miocic what he thought of seeing Lesnar in the cage, he said:
“I want to go home. I’m just lost. It’s kind of weird that I haven’t lost in a year or two … I just feel like I’ve been knocked out by the guy who I know. Should’ve gone out .. It was like a cluster … I had no idea what’s going on. Before I walked out, they showed him (Brock Lassner) on the cut in TV. I think that’s what Happening. You’re putting two in kind. And two together, but yeah, it was kind of weird. I wish, I wanted to spend my moment saying ‘Hey guys, I’m a rematch, but it didn’t happen, ” Stipe Miosic said.
On July 8, 2018, UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic battled then Light-Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier in the UFC 226 Superfight headliner. Daniel Cormier defeated Stepe Miocic in the first leg to become two simultaneous two-division champions in promotion K. Connor McGregor’s later history.
The UFC returned to battle led by former UFC champion and pro-wrestling sensation Brock Lassner. Lesnar attended the event to the delight of many old-school fans and entered the UFC Octagon after finishing.
After a brief scuffle with newly-crowned champion Daniel Cormier, Brock Lassner turned to Mike and announced his return to the UFC.
“Let me tell you something. I walked into this building and kept watching heavyweight disasters right from the beginning, (Francis) piece of NGANU * T, (STYPE) piece of Miocic * T, DC (Daniel Dormier) MF coming for you.” Is, ”Brock Lesnar said in a classic pro-wrestling swagger.
Stipe Miocic had made his way to the top
The subsequent retirement of Brock Lesnar led to all the speculation about the Lesnar vs. Cormier fight. Cormier competed against Stepp Miosic in a rematch of UFC 241 after defending his belt against Derrick Lewis two months earlier. Miocic won the fight via fourth round knockout and later won the trilogy fight by unanimous decision at UFC 252 in 2020.
Stipe Miocic is scheduled to defend the heavyweight title against Francis NGannou at UFC 260 on March 27, 2021. The fight is a rematch of their first meeting in 2018 that Miocic won through the decision to become the only heavyweight champion in UFC history to defend the title three times in a row. The card also features a featherweight title fight between champion Alexander Volkanowski and a resurgent Brian Ortega. The venue for the event will be announced in the coming weeks.
Published 07 February 2021 06:09 AM IST