Miocic: DC Fought Lewis, I Fought Fires

Daniel Cormier took to Twitter earlier to explain why he isn’t interested in facing Stipe Miocic anymore, calling him “entitled” and stating nothing can be better than the first-round knockout that occurred when they originally fought at UFC 226.

Now, Miocic is firing back.

Miocic, who serves as a part-time firefighter in his home state of Ohio, says he offered to fight Cormier at UFC 230. Cormier instead faced Derrick Lewis at the November Madison Square Garden event — the headline bout was booked on just a few weeks’ notice. Cormier won the fight by second-round submission.

Miocic said he is even willing to fight before March, when Cormier planned to retire, although those retirement plans may be on hold, according to American Kickboxing Academy head coach Javier Mendez, and DC may fight two or three more times.

Cormier is currently recovering from injury and has no announced next challenger. While a trilogy bout with Jon Jones has been teased, Cormier has previously been looking for a fight with current WWE universal champion and former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar.

Original Story: Bloody Elbow

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