Daniel “DC” Cormier is one of the most well respected light heavyweight champions in all of UFC history. However, the former Olympian has decided to pursue the coveted “Champ Champ” title by challenging the world’s baddest man and current heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic. According to ESPN this clash of champions will take place at UFC 226 on July 7th in Las Vegas.
“A UFC superfight between champions Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier will headline UFC 226 on July 7 in Las Vegas.Officials announced the main event on Friday. Miocic (18-2) will be seeking his fourth consecutive heavyweight title defense. Cormier (20-1), the UFC’s light heavyweight champion, will move up in weight.”
DC confirms fight
One hour ago the champ dropped a tweet that set the MMA community on fire and confirmed this super fight.
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) January 26, 2018
Stipe is ready
Of course you know the Croatian crusher is always ready to throw down. After his recent victory over Francis Ngannou, Stipe has made it clear he is ready for who ever is next.
“Break the record once? Nahhh I still got shelf space. Who’s next?”
Break the record once? Nahhh I still got shelf space. Who’s next? pic.twitter.com/DSBqWzpGq7
— Stipe Miocic (@stipemiocicufc) January 24, 2018
Who will win?
This fight has some serious implications for both combatants. If Stipe wins he becomes the first guy ever to be a 4x heavyweight champion, conversely DC would join the elite few who have held a title in two divisions simultaneously. Comment your fight prediction below.