Stipe Miocic Labels Daniel Cormier An ‘Idiot’, Was Surprised When Rematch Was Announced

Stipe Miocic lost the UFC Heavyweight Championship to Daniel Cormier in his last fight, and has been lobbying for a rematch since. There was a point when it looked like the rematch wouldn’t happen. With Daniel Cormier contemplating retirement, while waiting for a big payday with Brock Lesnar, Miocic was the last thing Cormier was thinking about.

However, with Dana White announcing Lesnar’s retirement, the rematch is now set for UFC 241. Speaking with Ariel Helwani, Stipe Miocic revealed that he was surprised, when he got the call from UFC about the rematch.

“[I was] In shock I think, it was kind of surreal”, Miocic said on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show (transcript via “But I knew it was gonna happen… just being patient. I had no idea what he was talking about ‘a company conversation.’ I definitely wasn’t in that conversation. I had no idea about the Brock thing literally until right before I walked out for the fight so he’s an idiot. I have no idea what he’s talking about. He literally says one thing then he says something else. I don’t even listen anymore. But yeah, whatever. I don’t care. I’m fighting him that’s all I care about.

“He can say what he wants to say, he’ll probably say something tomorrow and… I don’t know. Whatever. Right now, yeah [he annoys me], man. Jesus, like one minute he says I’m deserving and ‘If I don’t fight Brock, he’ll get the fight,’ and then he’s like ‘No, you gotta fight three more times before you get a fight for the title, you gotta work your way up like everyone else.’ And I’m like what’re you talking about? You just said I deserve it…? I don’t know. He’s like a woman when they want to go out to eat dinner but they have no idea what they want to go eat but they say they want to go eat somewhere but they change their mind. It’s just never-ending.”

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