Gonzaga camp: Miocic fight 'makes sense'


On Wednesday, Stipe Miocic’s manager said his fighter, coming off a win over Roy Nelson, was looking for a match up with Gabriel Gonzaga. Gonzaga is coming off his second first round KO in four months, icing Dave Herman and Shawn Jordan.

Gonzaga’s manager and Team Link head coach, Marco Alvan told MMAFighting they are game.

"We are interested in any fight the UFC offers, and Stipe Miocic is a great fighter," said Alvan. "He’s well ranked in the UFC, he’s coming off a great win over Roy Nelson, and that fight makes sense for Gonzaga right now. It would be a great opportunity to get Gonzaga closer to the Top 5, and that’s what he wants."

"Stipe is a great fighter, we all know that, and he would be a great challenge, but Gonzaga has fought some of the best for a long time. Gonzaga believes in his striking and he would go there to try to knock him out. Gonzaga hits harder and has everything to add another knockout to his record."

"Gonzaga is coming off six consecutive wins. We accept that loss to Browne, but we don’t agree with it. We respect UFC’s decision, we respect the athletic commission, but we don’t agree with it. Just watch the fight. Nine out of 10 people would agree that those shots were illegal. We know that.

"He tied Frank Mir’s record of most finishes in the UFC heavyweight history*, and he wants to make history by being the first heavyweight to fight five times in a calendar year."

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FightToLive site profile image  

10/26/13 8:20 AM by FightToLive

Stipe will avenge Mirko's loss! Za Dom,Bog i Hrvati!

war wand site profile image  

10/26/13 8:19 AM by war wand

Hmmm im gonna go with gonzaga by ko in a very competitive fight

fathalpert site profile image  

10/26/13 8:04 AM by fathalpert

Gonzaga is a very dangerous fighter early on as we have seen with Cro-Cop and some of his recent 1st Rd victories. But I could see a guy like Miocic picking him apart over the course of three rounds.

Sudo21 site profile image  

10/26/13 5:35 AM by Sudo21

Stipe by takedowns, conditioning and later by a KO in stand-up.

Casual Kiwi site profile image  

10/26/13 5:33 AM by Casual Kiwi

Gonzaga may have been fighting some of the best heavyweights for a long time, but he doesn't have a great record against them.I like both fighters and think it's a great fight for both guys, I'd probably take Stipe though.

Augustus Caesar_Stun Gun'd_My_Dong site profile image  

10/25/13 8:37 PM by Augustus Caesar_Stun Gun'd_My_Dong

Gonzaga has improved his defense, and just because he's gotten tagged doesn't mean Stipe will knock him out. I remember another fighter who got tagged a lot in previous fights and was counted out against Stipe    

Mayhem13 site profile image  

10/25/13 8:27 PM by Mayhem13

Stipe rnd 1 TKO.Gonzaga is a very talented fighter, but he doesn't like get hit...and seems to kind of shut down, when he is.

Pitbull3744 site profile image  

10/25/13 8:08 PM by Pitbull3744

I actually have Gonzaga in this.

Malvert the Janitor site profile image  

10/25/13 8:05 PM by Malvert the Janitor

Good one. Makes sense for both guys.

Mark Hunts Pet Monkey site profile image  

10/25/13 7:59 PM by Mark Hunts Pet Monkey

Stipe by superior footwork and boxing. KO in the third.