Final Preventing Championship (UFC) heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic has not defended his title since recapturing the crown from Daniel Cormier at UFC 241 final August. There was speak of getting him again earlier this 12 months; nonetheless, accidents and the unfold of coronavirus sidelined him till additional discover.

And the remainder of the division isn’t completely happy about it, together with No. 3-ranked contender Curtis Blaydes.

“I don’t actually care what he thinks,” Miocic advised MMA Preventing. “What am I purported to do? We’re in a pandemic. What else would you like me to say? Even when I wasn’t a primary responder I nonetheless couldn’t practice so shut up. Cease crying.”

Miocic, 37, has been criticized by each Cormier and UFC President Dana White for not discovering alternative routes to coach. However the laws differ from state to state and Miocic has already seen firsthand what occurs to individuals who don’t observe the principles.

“My coach, no joke, shut his fitness center down. He wasn’t taking any dudes, nobody’s paying something as a result of it’s not honest to everybody,” Miocic stated. “That they had a bunch of stuff exterior the fitness center and a pair folks, like 5 or 6 folks have been understanding collectively, they have been even six ft aside and somebody noticed that and reported it and he acquired cited by the CDC. That’s how strict they’re. So everybody can simply shut up trigger they’re idiots.”

If White doesn’t create an interim title and permits Miocic to come back again later this 12 months, Cormier should select between sitting on the sidelines or taking a title-eliminator bout towards heavyweight wrecking ball, Francis Ngannou.

Both means, no extra crying about it.