Is Stipe Miocic Looking to Sign With One Championship?
Former UFC heavyweight titleholder, Stipe Miocic (20-4-0), is discouraged with the UFC. He has already mentioned many times that he wanted the trilogy bout against Francis Ngannou (16-3-0) but UFC kept rejecting his requests. Stipe always said that he was a very underappreciated fighter in the promotion.
Almost in every title fight, MMA experts and bookmakers granted him the status of the underdog. Nevertheless, Stipe is the man who has the most successful record of title defenses in the UFC heavyweight history. After the Inattention of the UFC, the Former champion started thinking about changing the promotion.
A few days ago, one of the most famous promotions called ONE Championship, posted a question on Instagram “Who Should I sign Next?”. Of course, it does not stay out of the attention of MMA fans, and they replied to Miocic, that he should not be mad at UFC, because Dana White promised him the winner of Ngannou’s next title fight.
Miocic’s did not ignore this kind of feedback from fans and wrote: – “I shouldn’t have to wait for a winner, I have the most heavyweight title defenses of all time… we’re 1:1 but DC got instant rematches and trilogies against me?”
It might be an attempt of getting attention from the UFC, or maybe 38 years old Heavyweight GOAT is trying to find the promotion, which will put some respect on his name.
If and only if, Stipe will sign in the ONE Championship, he will be the second champion who exchanged the UFC in One because of underappreciation. Demetrius Johnson, one of the best fighters in MMA history, decided to leave the UFC even he was under contract with the promotion.