If you haven’t already heard, Stipe Miocic broke the Heavyweight title defense record at UFC 220. Beating Francis The Hype Train Nagannou by decision. This separates Stipe from all of the other Heavyweights in UFC history, giving him an accomplishment that no other Heavyweight has ever done. When asked if he thought he deserved to be called the greatest Heavyweight of all time he had this to say.
“F*ck yeah I do,” Miocic said at UFC 220’s post-fight press conference.
“No one’s ever defended it three times. I’ve done it and I had a killers row of fighters to get to it. I had a hard path to get to the title, and I’ve had a hard path to defend the title. I had top dudes. I had to fight (Andrei) Arlovski, then I had to fight (Fabricio) Werdum in Brazil in front of 45,000 people. Crazy. Next guy, (Alistair) Overeem, killer, K-1 champ, hits like a ton of bricks. Next guy, ‘JDS’ (Junior dos Santos), who I lost to. Now I got a guy who’s a phenom. Nothing’s ever easy. I know fighting ain’t easy, but I never had an easy road. Everything was hard.”
In the Co main event light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier also defended his title. Scoring a second round knock out on contender Volkan Oezdemir. When asked about Jon Jones, DC had this to say.
“I’m just past it right now,” Cormier said after his pay-per-view co-headliner at TD Garden in Boston. “Until he’s able to do what we want to do, and that’s fight, I’m kind of past it. I’m kind of a bit of this spot, when it comes to Jones. Competitively, all I want to do is fight him again. But at some point, it’s just like, ‘Man, is it ever going to be just a fight without nothing else?’
“And I don’t know if I can put myself through that again. I’ve done everything right. And I’ve just been dragged down by this guy constantly. So I’m not thinking about it. I’m going to do my thing for right now.”