Joe Rogan Thinks Stipe Miocic’s Career Could Be Over Following UFC 260 Loss
UFC color commentator Joe Rogan believes Stipe Miocic may hang up his gloves after suffering a devastating knockout loss to Francis Ngannou.
Miocic was the UFC Heavyweight Champion going into his rematch with Ngannou. Back in January 2018, Micoic defeated Ngannou via unanimous decision. The rematch didn’t play out the same way as Ngannou scored a second-round knockout to lay claim to UFC gold at UFC 260.
During the UFC 260 post-fight show, Rogan said that he feels there is a chance that Miocic could end up deciding to pack it in and call it a career after all he’s accomplished (h/t MMAMania.com).
“It could be the end of a long and storied career. It’s entirely up to him. I’m sure he’s gonna take some time and rest and think things through. But what a career the man has had. Very underappreciated, beaten legends. But I think he ran into an unstoppable force tonight. When you have a guy like Francis who is a one-in-a-million physical specimen, maybe one in eighty million, right?”
Miocic was coming off a grueling trilogy with Daniel Cormier. Miocic got knocked out in their first encounter but he ended up getting the better of Cormier in the next two fights.
Miocic will turn 39 in August. He holds the record for the most successful title defenses in UFC history. He is considered by some to be the greatest MMA heavyweight of all time.
In a statement released following his defeat, Stipe implied that he will continue to fight, saying, “He was getting very winded, and I came in overzealous and unprotected. I wasn’t in a good posture to take the hit. He saw the opening and did what any great fighter would have done. That was my error that I accept, it won’t happen again.”