Dana: Miocic vs. Cormier III Planned

It appears there will be one final encounter between Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier, according to UFC President Dana White.

Miocic and Cormier met in the main event of UFC 241 last month, and despite a strong start from Cormier, Miocic targeting the body let to a fourth-round finish, giving the Ohio native his second reign as UFC heavyweight champion.

This gave Miocic a taste of revenge for their first showdown at UFC 226, which saw Cormier knock Miocic out in the first round to become the UFC’s second simultaneous two-weight champion.

Following the fight, Miocic gave no care as to who would be in line for the first title shot, while DC said he needed time to contemplate between a return to the Octagon and a retirement he had planned for but put off.

Now, according to the UFC president, the fight will be on once both men are healed up and ready to go.

“Stipe’s recovering from that fight,” White told Barstool Sports. “He’s got some bumps and bangs from that fight. So, we’re waiting for him to heal and we’re going to do the trilogy.

White did not give a timeframe for the bout, only noting it will be whenever Miocic and Cormier are healthy enough to compete again.

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