Dana White on Miocic vs. Cormier: ‘That’s a fight people would like to see’

UFCHIGHLIGHTED 22.01.2018 11:28h Author:

Dana White

At UFC 220 Miocic defended his heavyweight gold against Francis Ngannou and Cormier  hold on to his light heavyweight strap vs. Volkan Oezdemir in the co-headliner. Moreover, White said he’s interested in seeing the two champions face off.

“I don’t see why he couldn’t fight at heavyweight,” White said of Cormier at UFC 220 post-fight show. “If he thinks Cain might come back, then if he won the belt he could give it up. But either way, it’s a good fight. With all the defenses he has, Stipe just broke the record for most defenses, so it’s a fun fight.”

Miocic and Cormier have been speculated for a potential matchup for quite some time, especially since Cormier began his career at heavyweight.

“People have talked about that fight for a really long time,” Cormier told MMAjunkie after the fight. “I did fight 13 fights at heavyweight, and I hate cutting weight, as you guys all know. … I haven’t really thought about it.

“It’s hard for me now because Cain’s in the gym a lot more. Cain’s in the gym now getting back prepared to do what he does best, so I draw so much from him. Cain had a baby about a month ago and he’s here with me right now. … If he’s getting prepared to get the belt back, then I have nothing for that division. That will never change.”

But White has a history of pushing hard for fights he wants done.

“There’s always contenders for everybody,” White said. “But I think that’s a fight people would like to see.”

 

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