Ever since Cormier knocked out Miocic in the first round at UFC 226, the former heavyweight champion has been wanting the rematch. Yet, all signs pointed to a Brock Lesnar fight before “DC” would retire. However, Lesnar stayed in WWE, which paved the way for the rematch. Although it is not the fight Cormier wanted, the heavyweight champ is confident he beats Miocic yet again:
“I understand that he’s going to be better,” Cormier said at the summer press conference (h/t MMA Junkie). “But when I think about the fight and the little bit of time we fought before, I just don’t think he’s good enough to beat me. I mean, I just don’t. I think he’s a good champion. I think he’s a good fighter. I just don’t think he’s good enough to beat me. Whether it’s 25 minutes or two rounds, I’m still gonna win the fight.”
Miocic then got asked what he thinks about those comments and responded.
“I don’t know,” Miocic said. “Listening (to Cormier) right there, I’m not good enough. A good fighter, but not to his level.”
He then gave a real answer where he is confident he will right the wrongs of the last fight.
“We’ll definitely see August 17,” he said. “Trust me, a lot has changed. I’ve got my mind right. I’m walking out with the belt wrapped around my waist, no question.”
Whether or not Stipe Miocic will be able to right the wrong is to be seen. But, it is no doubt the biggest fight at heavyweight and a fight that many are interested in seeing.