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