Just like he did with longtime rival Daniel Cormier, previous UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic is anticipated to full a different championship trilogy when he would make his return to battle Francis Ngannou at some place in late 2021, or probably early 2022.
The total-time firefighter captured a lopsided unanimous final decision victory in excess of “The Predator” when they initial went to war at UFC 220, but then discovered himself looking up at the lights in their UFC 260 rematch, which happened just past thirty day period in Las Vegas.
Be expecting a couple of modifications for their 3rd and remaining dance.
“I want to get again what’s mine,” Miocic informed The Pat McAfee Demonstrate (transcribed by Cole Shelton). “I’m making an attempt to get to 250. I just made 230 past time, not for the reason that I tried using, but simply because of schooling. I’m definitely heading to stick to making an attempt to increase some body weight and mass. I felt fantastic, but 20 lbs . will assistance, I will experience a great deal stronger. He’s a significant dude.”
Miocic weighed nearly 30 kilos considerably less than Ngannou for UFC 260.
Ngannou, 34, improved to 16-3 with 12 knockouts and is envisioned to rematch Derrick Lewis in early summer time. Based on how that fight plays out, “The Predator” — who insists on battling more regularly — could finish up struggling with the winner of this combat.
As for Miocic (20-4), who turns 39 in August, his only two losses in excess of the past six years have arrive against Ngannou and Cormier, a file of 8-2 with six knockouts, which is why the xxx remains ranked No. 1 in the division.