On Monday, Miocic put out a pretty powerful video in which he made a plea for a rematch with Cormier, who knocked him out last July at UFC 226 to claim the heavyweight title. Ever since it happened, Miocic has been clamoring to run it back, but never like how he did in the video, which featured his adorable baby girl.
On Tuesday, Cormier made it very clear that he was having none of that – first, with a blunt response (“I don’t owe anyone shit!”), followed by a tweet spelling out three reasons why he owes Miocic nothing. Specifically, Cormier said Miocic is “being entitled” because he hasn’t fought since their encounter; meanwhile, Cormier defended the belt against Derrick Lewis last November at UFC 230.
That whole thing about “being entitled”? Yeah, that part seemed to get under Miocic’s skin a little, and he responded by putting Cormier on blast in a big way (via Twitter).
.@dc_mma my entitled ass offered to fight you at UFC230 on Nov 3 at MSG. You fought Lewis, while I was fighting fires.
So, yeah. Miocic hasn’t fought in the octagon in roughly seven months, but he’s out there fighting fires and helping people in northern Ohio on a regular basis – while being a UFC fighter. I’d say “entitled” doesn’t quite describe the life he lives, but that’s just me. And also that part about offering to fight at UFC 230, but we know why Cormier fought Lewis in the first place.
The likelihood of a rematch isn’t looking good at this moment.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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