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Ngannou says ‘f—k no!’ to fighting Jones without pay bump

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Francis Ngannou believes a fight with Jon Jones is much bigger than the Stipe Miocic rematch, and wants his pay …read more

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Posted on May 28, 2020, 12:46 am By
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Top 10 MMA Fighters of 2010s: Heavyweight

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The final installation of the series sees Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic grapple for the top spot of the division for the 2010s. Who …read more

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Posted on May 27, 2020, 8:46 pm By
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Stipe Miocic weighs in on potential Jon Jones vs. Francis Ngannou fight

UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic has shared his thoughts on a potential super fight between light heavyweight champ Jon Jones and top heavyweight contender Francis Ngannou. According to Miocic, Jones …read more

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Ngannou says Cormier a tougher matchup than Stipe Miocic

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“I think Cormier is a bigger challenge for me than Stipe. I’ve been in there with Stipe and he couldn’t finish me.” Francis Ngannou …read more

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Francis Ngannou Thinks Cormier Fight Would Be Tougher Than Miocic Rematch

Francis Ngannou feels a showdown with Daniel Cormier would provide a more stern challenge than a rematch with Stipe Miocic. Back in Jan. 2018, Ngannou challenged Miocic for the UFC …read more

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Miocic tells critics to ‘stop crying’: These idiots don’t know my situation

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“Whatever, I can’t make everybody happy or anybody happy. I don’t care at this point. Stop crying.” Stipe Miocic has …read more

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Francis Ngannou says he’s “more confident” in a rematch with Stipe Miocic than a potential fight with Daniel Cormier

Francis Ngannou believes he’d have an easier time in a rematch with Stipe Miocic than he would in a potential fight against Daniel Cormier. Yet, for Ngannou, he just hopes …read more

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Miocic Wants Crybabies To Shut Up About UFC Absence

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic has not defended his title since recapturing the crown from Daniel Cormier at UFC 241 last …read more

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Posted on May 22, 2020, 4:46 pm By
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Stipe Miocic fires back at Cormier, other haters: “Stop crying”

UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic has a message for Daniel Cormier and his other critics: quit it with the complaints. The world is currently waiting for a tie-breaking trilogy fight …read more

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UFC champion Stipe Miocic tells Daniel Cormier and other critics to ‘stop crying’

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Stipe Miocic wants to make one thing crystal clear — he absolutely wants to fight.
The problem facing the UFC heavyweight champion is a matter of …read more

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Posted on May 22, 2020, 1:16 pm By
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Daniel Cormier suggests solution to get Stipe Miocic back to training for rematch

Daniel Cormier is eager to close out his career with a tie-breaking trilogy fight with reigning UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic. Unfortunately for Cormier, Miocic is in no rush when …read more

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Posted on May 20, 2020, 2:16 pm By
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Curtis Blaydes tells Stipe Miocic to “pick a job” after saying he won’t fight during pandemic

Curtis Blaydes believes Stipe Miocic needs to make a decision on whether he is a UFC fighter or a firefighter. Miocic is currently on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic …read more

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Video: Ben Rothwell respects Stipe Miocic, ‘but we’ve got to get this division moving’

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JACKSONVILLE — UFC heavyweight Ben Rothwell spoke to the media backstage at UFC Jacksonville about the problems he faced ahead of his fight with Ovince Saint Preux, …read more

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Curtis Blaydes doubts Stipe Miocic's claim he can't train due to shutdown

UFC contender Curtis Blaydes doesn’t believe UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic’s claims he is unable to train in Ohio due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a tweet posted Friday, Blaydes (13-2 …read more

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Posted on May 15, 2020, 8:46 pm By
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Daniel Cormier calls Stipe Miocic rivalry “the greatest heavyweight series the UFC’s ever had”

Daniel Cormier believes that his rivalry with UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic is the greatest series the heavyweight division has ever seen. Cormier and Miocic have fought twice, with Cormier …read more

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Daniel Cormier Says He’d Fight Francis Ngannou If Stipe Miocic Is Stripped Of UFC Gold

Daniel Cormier is changing his tune on the “Stipe Miocic trilogy or bust” mentality. The competitive nature in Cormier makes it so that losing is not an option. As many …read more

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Daniel Cormier: If Stipe Miocic won’t fight, ‘it’s going to be me’ against Francis Ngannou for the title

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Daniel Cormier isn’t going to wait forever for Stipe Miocic to make his return.
The UFC heavyweight champion hasn’t fought since this past August when he …read more

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Daniel Cormier down to fight Francis Ngannou if Stipe Miocic is stripped of title

Daniel Cormier is not afraid of Francis Ngannou, and he’s ready to fight him if need be.
The heavyweight division is currently muddled with uncertainty. The original plan called for Cormier …read more

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After UFC 249 win, Francis Ngannou estimates 9-12 months off if Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier 3 is next

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Francis Ngannou envisions a long layoff.
At UFC 249 on Saturday, Ngannou (15-3 MMA, 10-2 UFC) ran through fellow heavyweight contender Jairzinho Rozenstruik (10-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC). In …read more

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MMA Junkie Q&A replay: UFC 249 discussion, Conor McGregor's return, Stipe Miocic's conundrum

After a nearly two-month hiatus, fights resume on Saturday with UFC 249. That means there was a whole lot to talk about on the latest MMA Junkie Q&A.
The leading MMA …read more

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Posted on May 9, 2020, 12:16 am By
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Dana White to UFC champ Stipe Miocic: 'The division has to move on' if you can't fight

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – UFC president Dana White has issued something of an ultimatum to heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic.
In recent days, both White and his next opponent, Daniel Cormier, have expressed …read more

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Miocic Responds To Pressure From White And Cormier

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight champion, Stipe Miocic, recently stated that he didn’t have any plans to fight while most …read more

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Stipe Miocic responds to pressure from Dana White, Daniel Cormier to defend UFC title

Stipe Miocic felt the need to clear the air about his next title defense, and he’s done just that.
The UFC heavyweight champion took to social media Wednesday to declare that …read more

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Stipe Miocic on Cormier Fight: ‘The Second the Gym Can Open, We Begin Camp’

Stipe Miocic appears to have grown tired of the accusations that he is avoiding a trilogy with Daniel Cormier. …read more

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Posted on May 7, 2020, 12:16 am By
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Stipe Miocic responds to Daniel Cormier: “I have never ducked anyone”

UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic released a statement on his social media Wednesday, denying he is ducking a trilogy fight against Daniel Cormier. Miocic and DC are set to collide …read more

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Stipe Miocic breaks silence after Dana White hints at ultimatum: ‘I’ve never ducked anyone’

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UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic on Wednesday issued an apparent rebuttal to a hint by promotion president Dana White that he could be left …read more

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Dana White scoffs at Stipe Miocic’s plans to wait until late this year to make his return

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Stipe Miocic has made it clear he’s not planning on fighting during the COVID-19 outbreak. But the heavyweight division won’t wait on him forever.
That’s according …read more

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Posted on May 6, 2020, 7:16 pm By
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Dana White: Stipe Miocic could “possibly” be stripped if he doesn’t defend title

UFC President Dana White says it’s possible UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic will be stripped of his title if he doesn’t defend it in a timely manner. Miocic has long …read more

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White On ‘Possibly’ Stripping Miocic

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight champion, Stipe Miocic, has only competed four times over the last three years, with two …read more

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UFC Boss Dana White Reacts To Stipe Miocic Not Willing To Fight During Pandemic

UFC president Dana White has offered a response to Stipe Miocic’s unwillingness to fight during the COVID-19 crisis. Miocic is the reigning UFC heavyweight champion. He hasn’t competed since regaining …read more

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Ariel Helwani on Dominick Cruz's future, the heavyweight title picture and UFC 249

Would a loss at UFC 249 mean the end for Dominick Cruz? What happens if Stipe Miocic can’t fight soon? Ariel Helwani weighs in. …read more

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Morning Report: Stipe Miocic explains delay in Daniel Cormier trilogy bout, Dana White implies an ultimatum

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Recently, former UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier renewed calls for a trilogy fight with current champion Stipe Miocic. Miocic has been reticent to defend his …read more

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Dana White disputes Stipe Miocic’s claim that “fighting will be there forever”

Dana White doesn’t agree with Stipe Miocic that fighting will last forever after the heavyweight champion says he won’t fight during the pandemic. Daniel Cormier has been clamoring for the …read more

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Stipe Miocic Responds To Daniel Cormier, Wants Full Training Camp

UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic is aware of Daniel Cormier’s plea to stop the “nonsense.” It appears inevitable that Miocic and Cormier will collide for a third time. The two …read more

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Stipe Miocic explains delay in Daniel Cormier trilogy, while Dana White expresses impatience

As much as UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic wants to fight Daniel Cormier, he’s going to wait to accept a bout offer.
On Monday, Cormier urged Miocic to “sign the contract.” …read more

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Stipe Miocic wants full training camp, targeting Daniel Cormier trilogy in late fall

UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic says he requires a full training camp and is aiming to complete his trilogy with Daniel Cormier in the late fall. Miocic and Cormier first …read more

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Trilogy: Miocic willing to fight Cormier in 2020

UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic says he is more than willing to finish his trilogy against Daniel Cormier in 2020, provided he gets a full training camp to do so. …read more

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Cormier regrets Miocic loss: Jones was better than me, Stipe isn’t

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Daniel Cormier is itching to avenge his UFC 241 loss to Stipe Miocic. Throughout Daniel Cormier’s illustrious MMA career, only two fighters dealt …read more

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Daniel Cormier explains why Stipe Miocic loss is harder to swallow than Jon Jones loss

UFC star Daniel Cormier has revealed why his defeat to Stipe Miocic was harder to swallow than his two losses to Jon Jones. Cormier shocked the world back at UFC …read more

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Daniel Cormier Urges Stipe Miocic To Stop The ‘Nonsense’ & Sign Trilogy Bout

Daniel Cormier is eager to get a third bout with Stipe Miocic. The score is 1-1 between Cormier and Miocic. The two first met back in July 2018. It was …read more

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Daniel Cormier regrets losing to Stipe Miocic: 'I'm better than him'

When Daniel Cormier looks back on his second fight with Stipe Miocic, his thoughts are crystal clear.
Cormier and Miocic have split results over two meetings in July 2018 and August …read more

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Posted on May 4, 2020, 10:16 pm By
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Stipe Miocic wants you to help save the world by drinking beer on Cinco de Mayo

Not a bad task to be assigned by the UFC heavyweight champ, right?
Stipe Miocic is partnering with his sponsors at Modelo to help raise money for the First Responders First …read more

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Posted on May 3, 2020, 9:16 pm By
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UFC Champion Stipe Miocic Rules Out Fighting During Pandemic

UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic has no interest in fighting during the coronavirus pandemic. Miocic was last seen in action back in Aug. 2019. He got his revenge against Daniel …read more

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Miocic: ‘No way’ I fight during coronavirus outbreak

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UFC heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic won’t fight during the coronavirus lockdown. You can add UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic …read more

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Stipe Miocic focused on firefighter duties during pandemic; Daniel Cormier will have to wait

UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic has said that he’s willing to face Daniel Cormier for a third time. That fight is likely going to have to wait, though, as Miocic …read more

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Stipe Miocic says there’s “no way” he would accept a fight during the COVID-19 pandemic

Stipe Miocic makes it clear he won’t be defending his heavyweight title anytime soon. Miocic re-claimed the heavyweight title back at UFC 241 where he scored a fourth-round TKO win …read more

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UFC champ Stipe Miocic won't focus on fighting until first responder duties are complete

Stipe Miocic has bigger fish to fry than fighting right now.
Miocic (19-3 MMA, 13-3 UFC) hasn’t competed inside the cage since this past August. While he is on the home …read more

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Daniel Cormier plans on getting “back to wrestling” in trilogy bout with Stipe Miocic

Daniel Cormier is planning on getting back to his wrestling roots in his upcoming trilogy fight against rival Stipe Miocic. While Cormier is considered to be one of the UFC’s …read more

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Cormier: ‘I’ve got to get back to wrestling’ to beat Miocic

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Daniel Cormier will be implementing a wrestling-heavy gameplan in his proposed trilogy bout with Stipe Miocic. Don’t expect another back-and-forth slugfest between UFC heavyweights …read more

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Posted on April 29, 2020, 10:16 pm By
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Daniel Cormier Putting Attention Back On Wrestling For Stipe Miocic Trilogy

Daniel Cormier knows his wrestling got away from him in his rematch with Stipe Miocic. Back in Aug. 2019, Cormier and Miocic did battle in a rematch for the UFC …read more

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Daniel Cormier: ‘I’ve got to get back to wrestling’ for trilogy fight against Stipe Miocic

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Daniel Cormier never forgets his roots.
Long before he held titles in two different weight classes in the UFC, Cormier’s entire world revolved around the sport of wrestling. …read more

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Israel Adesanya Says He’s Coming For Jon Jones Even If “Bones” Loses The Belt

Israel Adesanya says his coaches aren’t interested in him fighting Jon Jones, instead they want to battle Stipe Miocic. Yet, “The Last Stylebender,” says he wants the “Bones” fight even …read more

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Israel Adesanya teases future Stipe Miocic fight

UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya has recently been vocal about his desire for a light heavyweight fight with Jon Jones, but from the sounds of it, his ambition could carry …read more

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Who has the best chance to end Stipe Miocic’s reign?

Stipe Miocic reclaimed his heavyweight belt back in August with a fourth-round TKO victory over Daniel Cormier in their highly anticipated rematch. The Cleveland native holds the record for most …read more

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Daniel Cormier says he’s fine with having retirement fight with no fans in attendance

Daniel Cormier wouldn’t be upset if his retirement fight has no fans in attendance. Cormier is expected to have the trilogy with Stipe Miocic later this year for the heavyweight …read more

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Jairzinho Rozenstruik says wait for Miocic-Comier trilogy slowed down division, insists on addition of interim title

Jairzinho Rozenstruik has a plan in mind to jumpstart his division.
The UFC heavyweight contender feels the weight class has lost stream as champion Stipe Miocic has been unable to defend …read more

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Daniel Cormier willing to fight in empty arena to secure retirement bout with Stipe Miocic

Daniel Cormier is ready to do whatever it takes to fight Stipe Miocic, even if that means fighting in an empty arena. The former heavyweight champion has fought Stipe Miocic …read more

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Flashback Fight: Watch UFC heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic’s Octagon debut

As an undefeated prospect (6-0), UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic made his Octagon debut more than eight years ago at UFC 136 in Houston.
Miocic regained the heavyweight belt at UFC …read more

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All that matters to Daniel Cormier is fighting Stipe Miocic. An empty arena would be just fine

Daniel Cormier has been involved in some of MMA’s most electric moments.
Chief among them was his knockout victory over Stipe Miocic in July 2018 to claim the heavyweight title at …read more

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Daniel Cormier Says Stipe Miocic Is In Trouble If They Fight A Third Time

Daniel Cormier believes Stipe Miocic will be in a world of trouble if the two compete a third time. Cormier and Miocic are 1-1 against each other. “DC” knocked out …read more

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DC: Miocic knows he’s in ‘a lot of trouble’ when he fights me again

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Daniel Cormier says he understands Stipe Miocic’s hesitation to talk about their third fight. These days, fighting isn’t a …read more

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Morning Report: Daniel Cormier lauds Stipe Miocic’s focus on coronavirus right now, hopes champ ‘plays the fight game’ when this is over

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

At UFC 226 in the summer of 2018, Stipe Miocic lost his heavyweight title by first-round KO to Daniel Cormier. Then last summer at UFC …read more

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Daniel Cormier understands why Stipe Miocic doesn’t want to fight him: “He’s going to have a lot of trouble”

Daniel Cormier knows why Stipe Miocic is reluctant to fight him. Cormier and Miocic have fought twice before where they first met at UFC 226. There, “DC” knocked out Miocic …read more

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UFC free fight video: Stipe Miocic battles Joey Beltran in his Octagon debut

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Long before he was the UFC heavyweight champion, Stipe Miocic was an undefeated prospect from Ohio who was looking to make an impact in his …read more

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