Cormier: If Its Not Lesnar, Its Stipe

Daniel Cormier has no problem giving Stipe Miocic an immediate rematch for the heavyweight title, even if its not his first choice.

Following UFC 227, new UFC flyweight champion Henry Cejudo has made it clear to go for another world title. Cormier, who has experience in winning two division titles is not against the idea.

“I love Henry and I love his idea that he wants to be a two-weight champ,” Cormier said. “Cool thing to do now. But if anybody deserves a rematch, it’s Demetrious Johnson. Come on, he lost a split decision after 11 title defenses. If Demetrious Johnson doesn’t get a rematch, there is no hope for any of us in the entire world, because that means that nothing you could ever do will warrant getting an immediate title shot [rematch].”

Fellow UFC commentator Joe Rogan asked if there was a difference between Johnson not getting an immediate rematch and Cormier skipping a rematch with Stipe Miocic, and going for a fight with Brock Lesnar.

“[Miocic] should [get a rematch], but he went three [defenses]. Three is a lot different than 11,” Cormier said. “And also, if Brock Lesnar was staring at Stipe, that would happen, but I’ll tell you this right now, I’ll tell you this on record: If Brock Lesnar doesn’t make it to the fight for any reason, I’ll fight Stipe again. That is not a problem.

“There is no reason I wouldn’t fight Stipe. I’m only fighting Brock because I’m fighting Brock. But if he doesn’t make it, I’ll fight Stipe again. There you go.”

Initial Report: MMA Fighting

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