Don't expect Stipe Miocic to help Joe Silva out, matching him up in his next fight.
Following his unanimous decision win over Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC on Fox 10 this weekend, Miocic is now on a two fight win streak but the upcoming heavyweight isn't planning on calling anyone out.
“I’ll fight whoever they want me to fight,” Miocic told MMAjunkie Radio. “I’m not much of a caller-outer guy.”
The 31-year old Ohio native has now won 5 of his past 6 fights and is slowly moving into title contention, Miocic's only loss in that time also happens to be the only one of his career. That loss came to Stefan Struve, who TKO'd him back in 2012.
However, Miocic has been on a roll since then and another big win could be enough to grant him a possible title shot. While Miocic does intend on fighting for the title, he's also not in any rush and he is just taking it one fight at a time. The Croatian-American mixed martial artist is just happy to be where he's at in his career.
“[The belt] is always in the back of my mind,” Miocic said. “But I’ve just got to take it one fight at a time and keep winning. That’s the name of the game. I’m just happy where I’m at,” Miocic said. “I’m just blessed and lucky.”
No names have been mentioned by the UFC as a possible opponent for Miocic at the moment, but there are plenty of options for him. One of them would be to face off against the winner of Alistair Overeem and Frank Mir, the former champions are set to fight this Saturday at UFC 169.
One more potential option for Miocic would be to face off against the "Super Samaon" Mark Hunt, when he returns from injury. But for Miocic, he isn't concerned on who he is fighting next. He just loves to fight.
“I love what I do,” Miocic said. “So as long as I’m in an octagon, then whatever.”
Well if Miocic won't make a choice, I think we should make one for him. Personally, I think if Mir wins on Saturday, he would be the best choice for Mioicic. If not he should wait and fight Mark Hunt. What do you think, who would you like to see Miocic fight next?
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