‘When I Get a Rematch’ – Stipe Miocic Gives Potential Return Timeline for Ufc Return

Published 05/26/2021, 12:54 PM EDT


Stipe Miocic is a man of few words. The former heavyweight champion and part-time firefighter and paramedic is actively calling for a rematch against the man who took his heavyweight belt from him, Francis Ngannou. However, it doesn’t seem like anyone is listening.

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He appeared on the show Submission Radio to talk about his future and a possible trifecta of contenders for the title match in him, Derrick Lewis and Jon Jones. He also explained his plans for the future and revealed what he wanted to do next.

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The interviewer, Kacper Rosolowski, asked  Stipe about his future as he has a lot of stuff going on in his personal life with a baby coming along in three months. He’s also bulking to become heavier. “When will you be available?” Rosolowski asked him.

I don’t know. We’ll see. We’ll see when I get a rematch,” Stipe replied. He then went on to say that he had no idea about the time when the fight would take place and said, “Yeah, maybe this year, maybe next year. I don’t know.

However, it’s very rare that fighters ask for an immediate rematch if they dominate like that. It was a testament to Miocic’s confidence, and he credited his coaches for his mental fortitude.

I just have the best coach in the world. That’s why I’m where I am at, cause of my coaches,” he revealed.

Stipe Miocic thinks that a stint in boxing could be exciting for him

With the recent popularity in popular personalities crossing over to boxing, the lucrative side of a move reveals to Miocic as well. When Denis Shkutarov asked him about a possible move to box someone from the heavyweight division, Stipe showed his excitement.

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BOSTON, MA – JANUARY 20: Stipe Miocic celebrates after his unanimous-decision victory over Francis Ngannou of Cameroon in their heavyweight championship bout during the UFC 220 event at TD Garden on January 20, 2018, in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Yeah, definitely. I think it’s going to be exciting, something different. A new challenge as you would say. I would definitely love to cross over and try something like that,” he concluded. The fans would love to see the American representing MMA in a fight versus the best in boxing. Maybe he can go one better and beat someone while he’s at it.

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Aniket Awasthi

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Aniket Awasthi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for MMA and the UFC in general to enhance his journalism. He calls charismatic names like Chael Sonnen and 'The Count' Michael Bisping as his favorite fighters, but he is a great admirer of the rise of Israel Adesanya ever since he fought Rob Wilkinson at UFC 221.

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