On Monday, Daniel Cormier expressed his disappointment at the delays in the fight against UFC World Heavyweight Champion Stip Miocic in his last episode of DC and Helvani, calling it all nonsense.
On Tuesday, Mioshik had the opportunity to respond in an interview with Brett Okamoto from ESPN MMA. Okamoto-san showed Miochic a clip of a frustrated Cormiera who asked Miochic to sign a contract. During the interview Myosik was visibly irritated and severely annoyed by his rival.
I didn’t know he was responsible, Myosik said. Wow.
It seems that the UFC heavyweight world champion was dealing with the global pandemic the world is facing today and didn’t know he was on his guard when he couldn’t even train by signing some kind of contract.
There’s nothing I can do because my staff is closed for another month. Who knows how long after that? …I literally can’t train anymore. How am I gonna fight?
Myosik said he’s not on Cormier’s agenda for their second half.
I’ve worked hard to get where I am. I’m not gonna sit here and… half the training because that guy wants to fight me in August. He just wants to fight my resignation. Well done, well done. But I’m not on his schedule.
Then Okamoto-san played another clip for Miocic, saying that Kormier-san withdrew from their previous fight because he hit him so hard he lost all respect for him. But Myosik didn’t seem to believe the ex-champion’s excuse to lose the fight.
Has he stopped? …I would never stop fighting. That’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard. Are you stupid enough to fight because you feel bad? You’re welcome. You’re in a fight. You never feel bad when you’re fighting.
Below is the interview with Okamoto, written by Myoshik.
Stipe Miocic responds to Daniel Cormier | Heavyweight champion ESPN MMAUFC Stipe Miocic meets Breta Okamoto of ESPN MMAUFC to discuss how the coronavirus has affected his life as a firefighter and athlete. Miosic responds (10:04) to Daniel Cormier with the request to sign the contract and also (15:36) to DC with the remark that he should never have lost. Order PDU 249 from ESPN+ espn.com/ppv # PDU #ESPNMMA #ESPNMMA http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN For more information about the PDU, subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ufc ✔ Request the ESPN application: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔ Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔ Subscribe to ESPN FC on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoESPNFC ✔ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: ✔ ✔ ESPN watch on YouTube TV: http://es.pn/YouTubeTV ESPN on social networks : ► Follow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/espn ► Like Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/espn ► Follow Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/espn Visit ESPN on YouTube for the latest sports news, scores, highlights and comments from the NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA, College Football, NCAA Basketball, Football and more. For more information, visit ESPN.com: http://www.espn.com2020-05-05T18:15:50.000Z.
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Chance to prove he’s the best fighter.
It is no secret that Kormier wants to retire and believes that this battle with Miocic will end his career as UFC heavyweight champion and perhaps the greatest UFC heavyweight champion of all time.
I’m going to fight Stip Miosik one last time and then get it over with, Cormier said last week at USA Wrestling. I love this sport. I’m a competitive man. It will be difficult to leave the competition, but I know it’s the right way to win the heavyweight championship again.
Kormier says he’s just a better heavyweight fighter than Myosik and says he should never have lost that second fight.
You can see the whole Kormier proposal below.
Myocic, focused on responsibilities as first respondent
Although Myosik is the reigning UFC heavyweight champion, he is also a firefighter in Ohio. And when he spoke to the MMA about the drug addict last week, he said he wasn’t worried about what was going on at the PDU.
I’m not worried about this. Right now, I’m worried about what’s happening in the world. There’s no fighting. He’ll always be there. We need to get rid of this thing and make sure that everyone feels safe and can live a normal life again.
The global situation may influence the timing of Cormiera’s withdrawal from the UFC, but Miochic’s reluctance to sign a contract when he has no chance to train in the near future is understandable.
Mr. Cormier, like the rest of the world, may have to wait until the pandemic turns into a pandemic before he can sign contracts.
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