Daniel Cormier commented on the fight for the heavyweight belt between Stipe Miocic and Jon Jones on his YouTube channel. He believes that Stipe Miocic (20-4 MMA, 14-4 UFC) has greatly improved his physical strength, unlike in 2021, when he had his last match in the UFC.
The fight for the heavyweight champion is scheduled to take place in November at UFC 295 at Madison Square Garden in New York. The public is very interested in this match. “I think the best Miocic is in the mid 240s, and he’s saying now that he’s back around that weight,” Cormier said on his YouTube channel.
“I spoke to someone in the Miocic camp and they told me he’s never looked better. He looks huge, he looks big, he looks strong. “Now, is that going to be enough? I don’t know. I’m just giving you this information.
I’m pulling the curtain back so that you guys can understand that expect the Stipe Miocic from the title run (as) opposed to the guy we saw later – the small guy, the skinny guy”.
Daniel Cormier believes that Jon Jones will have a tough time with Miocic
He added that many consider Miocic an unworthy challenger for the belt because he hasn't had a match since 2021, but Cormier believes that he is the only real opponent who could stand up to Jones and give him a real fight.
He added that Miocic was an outsider even against him, but after the first fight and defeat, he beat Cormier in the other 2 matches.
“I remember sitting at press conferences with Miocic and he would say these things like that, ‘OK, doubt me,’ and he would almost smirk because he knew what most in the public didn’t know: the way he was training, the way he was preparing, and his intent in the fight.
“Obviously, he beat me two times back-to-back when he was saying those things, and I would almost brush them off because you take his personality and you almost take Miocic for granted. You forget he’s one of the most dangerous men on the planet.
But again, he’s carrying that chip”. as quoted by MMAJunkie.