Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight champion, Stipe Miocic, wanted to rematch Daniel Cormier for the 265-pound title at the upcoming UFC 230 pay-per-view (PPV) event, set for Sat., Nov. 3, 2018 inside Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Unfortunately for the part-time firefighter (and full-time face of Modelo), the promotion opted to go with fan-favorite Derrick Lewis, who not only has momentum after his Alexander Volkov win at UFC 229 (watch it), but also has jokes for dayyyyyyyys.
Miocic is not impressed — and let Cormier know it via Twitter.
“You beat me that night, I respect that, but it would never happen again,” Miocic wrote. “I carried the torch in this division for a long time. I’ve been staying up all night with my newborn daughter and I still offered to fight you Nov 3. with ZERO camp weeks ago.”
This is why you have to be nice to your boss.
Cormier defeated Miocic by first-round knockout in the UFC 226 main event back in July to become the promotion’s latest two-division titleholder (highlights). While “DC” was expected to make another title defense at 205 pounds before the end of the year, the UFC 230 fight card called for desperate measures.
“Damn, seems like I’ve knocked my guy Stipe Miocic silly,” Cormier wrote back. “Come on my guy don’t be thirsty! We’re still good. You got next if Brock doesn’t make it!”
In addition to UFC 230, Cormier is expected to remain at heavyweight for the return of Brock Lesnar, who will table his duties in professional wrestling to challenge “DC” for the division strap, unless Lewis can upset the apple cart.
That might be the only thing to prevent this.