Cormier called Stipe Miočić before accepting UFC 226 fight
After his recent title defense, reigning light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier was presented with the opportunity to return to the heavyweight division for a champion vs. champion super fight against Stipe Miocic at UFC 226.
Right after he got permission from Cain Velasquez.
However, champ was not willing to engage in the war with the “baddest man on the planet” for $500,000. So he made a phone call to his upcoming opponent.
“I called Stipe. Obviously, you know, great guy, I got to spend some time with him, fantastic champion, just a pillar of his community. I can’t say enough good things about Stipe Miocic. With that being said, I told Stipe for $500,000, I’m not fighting Stipe Miocic. I threw out a bigger number and said for that number, I’m fighting Stipe Miocic. He goes, ‘I fucking love you.’ That’s what he said. I said for the right numbers we need to do this. His wife is in the back going, ‘Yes, DC!’,” Cormier said to Flo Combat.