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When you UFC announced that both Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier would be defending their titles at UFC 220, the idea that a future match between the two started to heat up.
With Miocic defending his heavyweight title vs. Francis Ngannou and Cormier doing the same with his light heavyweight belt, there may be no better time than now to put the two together in the Octagon.
And while Cormier remains hesitant to return to the division he once competed in, UFC president Dana White is very interested in making the super-fight happen.
“I was just talking to him, I don’t see why he couldn’t fight at heavyweight,” White said. “And if he thinks that Cain (Velasquez) might come back, then if he won the belt he could give it up. But either way, it’s a good fight with all the defenses he has, Stipe just broke the record for most defenses.”
Miocic earned his third successful title defense with a dominating decision win. Cormier, meanwhile, took out Volkan Oezdemir in the second round. He remains unbeaten outside of a decision loss to Jon Jones and another bout with Jones that was ruled a no-contest.
Cormier’s decision to move to 205 pounds from heavyweight was made in large part because his teammate, Velasquez, was the current UFC heavyweight champion as he moved closer and closer to competing for gold. Velasquez, though, remains sidelined recovering from surgery that has caused him to miss several months.
During his portion of the post-fight press conference, Cormier declared that the two greatest heavyweights are in fact Miocic and his American Kickboxing Academy teammate Velasquez.