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News Stipe Miocic’s eye is healed, says next opponent could be Francis Ngannou

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  1. Guard Be Real

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    https://thebodylockmma.com/ufc/stip...-says-next-opponent-could-be-francis-ngannou/

    UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic is ready to get back in the swing of things.

    Miocic regained his heavyweight title following an epic comeback victory against Daniel Cormier in their rematch at UFC 241 in August.

    He has been on the sidelines since after suffering a major retina injury stemming from an eye poke from Cormier during the fight. However, things are all healed up as of a week ago.

    “Better. A lot better,” Miocic said of his eye at the Greater Cleveland Sports Awards. “It’s healed up. Taking my time with it because I’m 37.

    “I don’t want to injure it again. I want to be able to see out of both eyes when I’m older. I love fighting but my health’s more important."

    Miocic’s next fight is expected to be a trilogy with Cormier according to UFC president Dana White. As of now, there is no update yet on when that fight can happen.

    “No, not right now,” Miocic added when asked if there was an update. “I just got cleared so I’m taking my time, getting back to the swing of things. We’ll figure it out, see what happens.”

    That said, though White has claimed the trilogy is next, Miocic isn’t ruling out the possibility of facing another opponent. At least, going by the UFC head honcho’s history of past comments.

    “That’s what he [White] says. He says a lot of things that are not true.”

    Could one of those opponents be Francis Ngannou? Most certainly.

    “It could be. Who knows? Whoever they want me to fight, honestly. I don’t really care. I’ll put on a clinic on Ngannou again.”
     
  2. blaseblah Titanium Belt

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    He will fight who Dana wants him to fight. He has never picked opponents.
     
  3. Timurd123 Andy Hug Belt

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    We all know Stipe has no say, literally none even as a champ
     
  4. Final Say So Icey Belt

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    Finally starting to speak more freely.

    Wish he would’ve spoke his mind more throughout his career

    but that could’ve stunted his growth so who knows
     
  5. Linelo Red Belt

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    Save Stipe from Mr. Popeyes.
     
  6. VVarhead Banned Banned

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    ducking DC
     
  7. Final Say So Icey Belt

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    Here’s a quote from the op that you didn’t read:
     
  8. Zebra Cheeks 2 Cheeks And A Soda Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I’d rather see this fight than stipe DC three, but the only way this works is if they have a Brock return lined up for DCs retirement fight
     
  9. Tomas Red Belt

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  10. Final Say So Icey Belt

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    Here’s a quote from the op that you didn’t read:
     
  11. ConorFacts Banned Banned

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    I hope he fights DC, cuz that fight is so much better (skill wise)
     
  12. Fossor Black Belt

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    He needs those eyes!
     
  13. 2sk Brown Belt

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    good for stipe

    giving how both of the fights went down why would he wish to be fighting a blatant eye poker. everybody ufc/community all so called 'journalist' ignoring those eye pokes like they there nothing probably gets under his skin...

    dc is a dirty fighter its already proven
     
  14. VVarhead Banned Banned

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    Got me there. But to be fair who the fuck reads Stipe interviews.
     
  15. Evangelion Gold Belt

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    Plus Ngannou has to get by Jair anyways. Stripes going to dominate either of those guys anyways.
     
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  17. Final Say So Icey Belt

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    Easier to read than listen to
     
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    Stipe vs jones, Ngannou vs DC winners fight for the hw strap on new years card is best case scenario imo
     
  20. MXZT Silver Belt Platinum Member

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    Ngannou has to go through Rozenstruik first. Unfortunately it's going to have to be the DC trilogy.
     

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