SOURCE SPORTS: Stipe Miocic Reclaims UFC Heavyweight Championship From Daniel Cormier At UFC 241
Stipe Miocic regained the heavyweight title at UFC 241, knocking out Daniel Cormier in the fourth round after taking a beating for the first three rounds.
Miocic (19-3) now has a remarkable five wins in heavyweight title fights. Miocic used a big flurry to finish Cormier in the fourth round of the main event at Honda Center. The time of the TKO stoppage was 4:09.
“I just saw some weakness in that third round, then in the fourth round I caught him with that right hand,” Miocic said. “Thank God, because that (expletive) is tough.”
With his 15th career KO/TKO victory, Miocic now has won seven of his past eight fights.
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Cormier, who had a seven-fight win streak snapped, lost at heavyweight for the first time in his career.
The fighter, who had scored a first-round knockout at UFC 226 to win the belt, hinted at a possible retirement in his post-fight interview without committing either way.
“You don’t make decision-based in emotions, but this is a tough pill to swallow,” Cormier said. “At 40 years old, you know, with so many other opportunities, I need to speak to my wife, and we need to make an education decision as to what we want to do.”
Stipe’s next fight is likely to be a third and decisive fight against Cormier. Although Cormier was non-committal after the fight, that is the money fight in the UFC heavyweight division.