Daniel Cormier should not be getting any pay-per-view (PPV) factors below the “insane” new ESPN+ deal, as a result of “DC” just isn’t doing an excellent job of promoting his Stipe Miocic trilogy, just lately made official for the UFC 252 heavyweight essential occasion in August.
In reality, the Olympian flat-out instructed Ariel Helwani (transcribed by MMA Preventing) that he plans to emulate Curtis Blaydes, who fortunately huffed-and-puffed his option to a stupid-looking victory with a wrestling-based offense within the UFC on ESPN 11 headliner final weekend in Las Vegas.
“I like preventing on the APEX,” Cormier mentioned. “That previous leg is gonna be proper in entrance of me to seize. I’ll be like Curtis Blaydes. If you wish to see a 25-minute stand-up struggle, that’s not what you’re getting. I hope Stipe has his wrestling sneakers, as a result of with the small cage, single-leg, single-leg, single-leg, single-leg, wrestling. It’s what it’s. Sorry.”
Cormier, 41, stopped Miocic within the UFC 226 essential occasion in summer time 2018, then went on to notch his first title protection towards Derrick Lewis later that yr. “DC” would cough up his crown when he rematched Miocic at UFC 241, leaving their rivalry at one apiece.
Win or lose, Cormier (22-2, 1 NC) is anticipated to retire from combined martial arts (MMA) on the conclusion of UFC 252. With that in thoughts, let’s hope for definitive conclusion as a result of a disqualification, blown name, or another weird consequence is prone to drag this factor on till 2021.