Stipe Miocic hasn’t stepped foot in the Octagon since Daniel Cormier took away his heavyweight belt in Las Vegas on July 7th. It’s easy to say Miocic was emotionally spent watching the Vatreni in the World Cup at the time – which of course isn’t the case – but the loss to Courmier signified Miocic’s reign in the heavy weight division where he won six straight fights and defended the belt a record three times.
Now the 36 year-old Miocic will have a chance to reclaim what was his for over two years: the UFC heavyweight belt. It is rumored that this fight with the second to last of Cormier’s lustrous career. He would fight hated Jon Jones in his final bought.
The Miocic-Cormier rematch will take place in Anaheim, California on August 17th. There’s tons of Croatians in Southern California within 50 miles of Honda Center.
Will the checkers be out in all force for Miocic?