Why Is Stipe Miocic Versus Daniel Cormier So Important?

On July 7th the UFC is putting on one of the biggest super fights of all time. Current light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will get set to take on current heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic. This is one of the biggest fights in UFC history. There has been zero trash talk but don’t let that fool you. This fight is important to both men in their own certain way. That’s why I’ll be breaking down why this fight is so important for both men.

Daniel Cormier: Daniel Cormier will go down in history as one of the greatest of all time. He has dominated the light heavyweight division for quite sometime now. His last victory occurred at UFC 220 in Boston Massachusetts. Cormier showed there are levels to MMA and decimated Volkan in only 2 rounds. If Cormier beats Stipe, Cormier will be the second man in UFC history to hold two belts simultaneously. Cormier will be light heavyweight champion and heavyweight champion. The last man in UFC history to hold two belts simultaneously was Conor McGregor.

The other reason this fight is so huge for Daniel Cormier is because this could be his ticket to one last shot at Jon Jones. It’s no secret that there’s zero love loss between Jones and Cormier. Both times these two men have faced off Jones has gotten the better of Cormier. Daniel Cormier has said multiple times he wants one last shot at Jon Jones, and if he beats Stipe July 7th that’ll be his ticket to that last dance with Jon Jones.

Stipe Miocic: Stipe is with out a doubt the current baddest man on the planet. Stipe’s path to the heavyweight title was one of the hardest in UFC history. His last three title defenses proved he’s with out a doubt the greatest heavyweight champion the UFC has ever had. His last win also came at UFC 220 in Boston Massachusetts, where he won a grueling 5 round fight against Francis Ngannou. Stipe has stayed humble throughout his whole career and never uses trash talk to hype up a fight. The UFC doesn’t really promote him, but he’s a fan favorite. If Stipe beats Cormier it could finally help him get the promotion he needs from the UFC to become a superstar. This fight would also prove Stipe is up their with some of the greatest fighters in UFC history.

Daniel Cormier is one of the biggest test of Stipe Miocic’s title reign, but as we’ve seen time and time again Stipe has always risen to the occasion. This fight is going to be historic, and I for one can’t wait till July 7th.

Stephen Caloggero (@steveo_calo)

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