Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic will sit down with the promotion and see if they can mess things up.
Miocic (20-4) has not competed since losing his title to Francis Ngannou (16-3) by knockout in the second round (KO) at UFC 260 on Saturday March at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas , Nevada, took place 27. Miocic and the UFC had a shaky relationship that dates back to when he lost the UFC heavyweight title to Daniel Cormier in 2018 – before retaking it. Recently the Croatian fighter teased a move to ONE Championship.
“We’ll be here in September with [UFC President] Dana [White]“Miocic said to MMA junkie. “We’ll find out from there… Hopefully we’ll find out in the next month. We will get there. Dana has written to me and everything is in negotiations. “
Miocic is 1-1 in his series against Ngannou and wants an immediate rematch; However, he is ready to discuss other options.
“I would love that,” he said. “I don’t know if I would (let’s say title fight or bankruptcy). I definitely strive for that. I’m not crying about it or anything, but I just feel like I deserve it. “
Miocic doesn’t have to watch his second appearance against Ngannou just yet.
“I haven’t looked at it yet,” he explained. “I will someday. I don’t yet. Much could be better. Unfortunately it was his night. He got me with a good punch. What are you going to do? It’s the fighting game. “
Should a fight with Ngannou fail, Miocic would like to welcome former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones to the land of giants.
“I will fight everyone,” said Miocic. “I said that from day one. I’ll fight anyone … I’ll fight anyone they put in front of me, but that’s what you aim for, one of the greatest pound-for-pound fighters of all time. He would be a great athlete to have on my résumé. “
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