This weekend, Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier will make their final battle to determine not only the world heavyweight champions but also the UFC’s all-time heavyweight champions. And while that war is still far from a definitive conclusion, what seems to be set is the next heavy belt match after this: Stipe Miocic vs. One. Francis Ngannou II.
In leading UFC 252, Daniel Cormier made it clear that this would be his last professional game, meaning that if ‘DC’ wins the title he will leave the top sport and leave the title blank . If this happens, UFC President Dana White says that Miocic̵7;s job will certainly qualify him as one of the two contenders for the vacant title.
“It is probably true. It’s hard to turn down Stipe, ”White told The Schmo. “We are saying this Saturday the greatest heavyweight candidate ever was the winner of this fight, so to say he isn’t good enough for a belt war. another for the title left blank would be crazy. ”
That seems to be good news for the Miocic, who is in a pretty bad position. If the Miocic beats Cormier on Saturday, he will obviously remain champions and thus continue his reign, and if he loses, he can still get back there in no time. And according to White, Miocic’s opponent for the next title match will be a familiar foe, Francis Ngannou.
“Francis is next in line,” White said. “Again, we’ll see what happens on Saturday and after that, Francis is the guy.”
So all of this would lead to the inevitable conclusion that the Miocic-Ngannou II is next for the weight class. Unless, of course, Cormier doesn’t retire. And while Cormier has been adamant that he wants to rise to the top, speaking to ESPN after the UFC 252 press conference, White is also confident this won’t be the last time we’ll see DC.
“No, it wasn’t (Cormier’s last battle),” White told ESPN. “No, that’s not it. It will obviously depend on how the fight unfolds on Saturday night. If Cormier wins spectacularly, it will not be his last battle. And knowing him the way I did, if he lost, it would be, ‘I can’t go out like this.’
“You know me: When people start talking about retirement, I think they should. Stipe, whom everyone said would probably retire after this, too, but he stressed that tonight, I don’t think any of them should retire. They are two of the best in the world, and they still have a lot in it. But we will see. We’ll see how the fight unfolds on Saturday. “
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