People Think Daniel Cormier Has Signed Contract For UFC Retirement Fight
Finally some good news for UFC fans, the trilogy fight between Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier for the heavyweight title looks to be on.
It's been a rough couple of weeks for the promotion, despite it's generally successful return to action, with issues with some of it's biggest names like Jon Jones, Francis Ngannou, Jorge Masvidal, Henry Cejudo and Conor McGregor.
In the background of those issues has been the heavyweight title problem, with champion Miocic saying he wasn't able to compete during the Covid-19 pandemic. However, on Sunday, he tweeted that he was ready to get back.
Now DC seems to have responded with a picture of his signature on his phone on what looks to be an electronic contract, so the trilogy fight looks on.
There is no date known for the potential third fight but it could take place at UFC 251 in July or UFC 252 in August.
Miocic, the only man to have defended the UFC heavyweight title three times, lost the belt to Cormier at UFC 226 in July 2018.
DC then defended the belt once at UFC 230 against Derrick Lewis before losing the belt back to The Silencer at UFC 241 last summer.
With the 37-year-old's hiatus it has stalled everyone else in the division, especially Ngannou, including former light heavyweight champ Cormier who has previously said he only has one or two fights left and wanted to regain the title.
The champ's return will also help Ngannou's issues. The Cameroon born heavyweight beat Jairzinho Rozenstruik at UFC 249 in May and has been on an incredible run since his back-to-back losses to Miocic and Lewis in 2018.
He looks to be certain to challenge for the title next but the inactivity of the champion, who has previously beaten Ngannou, led the 33-year-old to look elsewhere.
There were talks about a potential super fight against light heavyweight king Jon Jones but those led to an argument between 'Bones' and UFC president Dana White about money.
Finally UFC fans have a fight they so desperately want to look forward to after a string of disappointments.