“I wasn’t even asked,” Stipe Miocic asks for better treatment from the UFC after being over-looked for interim title fight


“I wasn’t even asked,” Stipe Miocic asks for better treatment from the UFC after being over-looked for interim title fight

Stipe Miocic upset with the UFC

Former UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic feels disrespected by the UFC in recent times.

Stipe Miocic, a heavyweight legend, who is considered to be the greatest UFC heavyweight champion of all time is upset with the recent actions of the promotion pertaining to his division. The fighter has not fought in the UFC since March of 2021.

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Miocic is coming off a heart-breaking KO loss against the new champion Francis Ngannou. The “Stone Cold” planned to take time off and come back after a short hiatus. Though Stipe wasn’t going to return in the year 2021, he would’ve loved if the UFC to reach out to him before the interim heavyweight title fight took place at UFC 265 between Derrick Lewis and Ciryl Gane.

“I’m used to it,” Stipe Miocic is not new to this treatment

Stipe Miocic
Stipe Miocic

In the recent episode of MMA Hour hosted by Ariel Helwani, the former heavyweight champion spoke about how he felt when the interim heavyweight championship fight went down. “I would’ve loved to have been asked…I understand what the UFC’s doing, it is a business, but at the same time I think I deserved a trilogy fight,” Miocic said to Ariel Hewlani.

“I wasn’t even asked for the interim fight. Who knows if I would have taken it but just it would have been nice to be asked. We don’t know. It’s over with,” said Stipe in the interview.

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What Miocic means to say about his trilogy fight with Francis is that, when he won back his belt against former two-division champion Daniel Cormier, DC was awarded an immediate rematch abling him with a chance to win back the heavyweight title. Now that Stipe has lost his title to Francis, the legend feels he has been ghosted by the UFC.

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