‘Unfortunately I Deviated From Game Plan’- Stipe Miocic Releases Statement After UFC 260 Loss

Published 03/29/2021, 2:52 PM EDT


Stipe Miocic vs Francis Ngannou was the main-event of UFC 260. This was a fight that was highly anticipated and promised to be a grand affair.

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Ngannou and Miocic were fighting after 3 years, and this rematch was a grand event for both the fighters. Miocic wanted to defend his title one more time while Ngannou wanted to become the first African to win the UFC Heavyweight title.

Ngannou won the rematch and became the World Heavyweight Champion after he defeated Miocic in the 2nd round of the fight.

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What Stipe Miocic said after the loss

After the fight, fans from all over the world commented on the same. Critics, media, and even Ngannou talked about the fight.

Miocic, on the other hand, had still not spoken about the fight; however, Miocic took to social media in a bid to break his silence about the same.

He wrote, “Unfortunately, I deviated from game plan. I felt great coming into the second round, I saw it was beginning to go as planned.”

Miocic talked about how he thought everything was going according to his plan, but he messed it up. Miocic said, “First and foremost, I’m ok. I know that fall wasn’t my most graceful fall, but I was unconscious, so it happens.”

Stipe talked about what he thought about the fight and if he thinks he should have changed something. “You can’t dwell on what you should have done better, but you can learn and improve from it and come back more prepared next time.”

What now for Miocic?

Miocic congratulated Ngannou on the victory and talked about how it was his night, “Lastly, I’d like to congratulate @francisngannou and his team on a well earned victory. Saturday night was your night, enjoy your victory!”

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BOSTON, MA – JANUARY 20: (R-L) Francis Ngannou of Cameroon hugs Stipe Miocic in their heavyweight championship bout during the UFC 220 event at TD Garden on January 20, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The former champ has taken some down time and will spend the coming few months with his family as he prepares to welcome his son into the world.

Although Miocic lost this fight against Ngannou, he took the loss well and gracefully congratulated Ngannou. Miocic might have lost this time, but the prospect of a trilogy fight between Ngannou and Miocic is certainly on the cards.

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The Miocic vs Ngannou fights have been great, and if the 3rd fight ever happens, it would be a great watch for all MMA fans.

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Paras Pande

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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