Former UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic isn’t very happy about talk of a fight between Daniel Cormier and Brock Lesnar… because he feels like he deserves an immediate rematch.
Cormier knocked out Miocic (18-3) in the first round of their heavyweight title fight at UFC 226 earlier this month. After the fight, DC expressed his excitement in the post-fight interview, before calling out former UFC champ Brock Lesnar, who was in attendance. He entered the cage, shoved DC, and said he was coming for the new champ.
Miocic didn’t like it at all, calling it a “sh*t show”.
“It was disrespectful,” Miocic told ESPN. “I didn’t think that was what the UFC was all about.”
He goes on to point out that Lesnar has earned an official win in the UFC since 2010 Lesnar and is serving a drug-related suspension until 2019. “I thought they were going to interview me [after the fight] and I was going to ask for a rematch,” Miocic explained. “When Brock came in, I said, ‘I’m out of here, I don’t need this circus.’ How can you give a guy a title shot who hasn’t fought in over two years, is suspended, and his last fight is a no-contest because he was taking PEDs?”
Miocic hopes the UFC will give him an immediate rematch, because he believes he deserves it; and he says he will not accept any other fight. “I want a title shot. I deserve it,” Miocic said. “[Lesnar] hasn’t fought in how long? For him to get a title shot, as I get thrown to the side? It just seems like they are desperate for pay-per-views… I cleaned out the division. I defended it more than anyone, and you’re gonna tell me I don’t deserve a chance to get it back? Get out of here. Kiss my ass if you don’t think I deserve that.”
As for Cormier (21-1), he plans to fight Lesnar early next year when Lesnar is eligible to compete again, but may also take another fight this year.