Stipe Miocic Says He Deserves Cormier Rematch Over Lesnar

Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic is not happy that Brock Lesnar has been inserted into the title picture with Daniel Cormier—who he believes, first, owes him a rematch.

Tweeting at the new champ, Miocic wrote: “I have 4 belts. I broke the record for consecutive title defenses. I cleared out the heavyweight division. Let’s have a rematch as proven champs.”

Cormier defeated Miocic to become a two-weight champion at UFC 226 and following the bout, instead of the Croatian getting some time to reflect with Joe Rogan, the floor was given to Lesnar and Cormier to hype a future fight in a stunt WWE would be proud of.

“When Brock came in, I said, ‘I’m out of here, I don’t need this circus,’” Miocic told ESPN this week. “How can you give a guy a title shot who hasn’t fought in over two years, is suspended, and his last fight is a no-contest because he was taking PEDs?”

Exactly when the fight will take place is unknown, but Cormier has confirmed he will retire in 2019. The earliest Lesnar can be cleared and ready is the January PPV according to Dave Meltzer.

But, is it all just a “s*** show” as described by Miocic? Lesnar is now 41 and prone to using performance enhancers and Cormier has better odds of winning according to early assessments. Are they throwing the fight out there for the spectacle instead of going with the legitimate contender?

Of course, this type of match-making is nothing new to UFC and fans will always debate about what’s best for the sport.

Brock Lesnar’s WWE contract expires after the SummerSlam event on August 19 and all signs point the fight happening.