Daniel Cormier Calls Out Stipe Miocic For Rematch Telling Him To 'Do The Right Thing'
Daniel Cormier wants Stipe Miocic to 'do the right thing' and give him a rematch for the UFC heavyweight title, because DC did the same for the champion after their first fight.
Miocic was the heavyweight champion when DC beat him in their first meeting in July 2018, knocking out the champ in the first round, before going on to defend the belt against Derrick Lewis.
Cormier then had a rematch with Miocic in which he dropped the belt back to the man with the most consecutive defences of the heavyweight title in UFC history. Now the former two weight champ wants his own rematch.
Speaking as part of the UFC Fight Night broadcast team on Saturday night the 40-year-old called out his two time opponent saying, "I mean Stipe and I are going to fight next. That's exactly what's supposed to happen. It's what's gonna happen.
"I know they're saying they want something new - well hell, I wanted something new after I beat him and I gave him a rematch.
"So it's only right to do the right thing. You're honorable, right Stipe? You're a fireman, you save lives. You do the right thing all the time, right? Do the right thing and give me my rematch."
On Friday, talking to ESPN, Miocic's manager had hinted that his client was returning back to fitness, after having eye surgery, but wanted to fight someone who wasn't DC, "After his health is cleared, we hope to have Stipe back in competition this year in a fight that makes sense and against an opponent that Stipe has not beaten before," Jim Walter said.
"He is more than willing to defend his belt. If an opportunity presents itself outside the UFC, Tyson Fury and Stipe spoke face-to-face in Las Vegas at the Conor McGregor fight."
It was inadvertent eye pokes from Cormier that caused the damage that led to surgery for Miocic following the rematch win and it could be that he'd rather stay away from a repeat of the issue.
Equally the UFC champ knows that a fight with Fury would be extremely lucrative, considering Conor McGregor's own crossover fight against Floyd Mayweather.
What is for sure though is that Cormier would be annoyed if he didn't get the chance to win back the belt he held for just over a year.
If he weren't to fight Miocic then perhaps he could have a different rematch with the continued talk of Jon Jones moving up to heavyweight, not that Dana White is on board for the idea.