Stipe Miocic: Daniel Cormier can have the attention

Former champ champ Daniel Cormier will have his last fight, on Saturday night. If he wins, UFC president Dana White says he is the MMA heavyweight G.O.A.T. and that his exit is comparable to that for former champ champ Georges St-Pierre.

But DC’s opponent in the trilogy fight, Stipe Miocic, is the champ, and won the last fight. Despite that, Miocic has not received near the same media attention. However, at Thursday’s UFC 252 pre-fight news conference, Miocic said he’s fine with that.

“All good,” said Miocic. “He can take it all, man. It’s all good. I don’t mind it. Listen, good for him. I’m just going to hang out in the back.”

“Thank God we’re done with this. It’s been great. We’re done. Rubber match, everyone wants a trilogy, but when it’s all said and done, it’s going to be over. … I think it’s always personal whenever you fight, because he’s trying to do something. They’re trying to beat you. They’re trying to take something away from you.

“I’ve got no ill will towards the man,  and he’s going to have a good retirement. God bless him, and I wish nothing but the best for him.”

“I think about retirement every fight since my debut at UFC 136. I love what I do. The minute I’m not having fun, and it acts like I job, I’m out. I had a great camp, to the best of my abilities while being quarantined while there’s a pandemic going on. But honestly, I feel great. We’ll see how long I can go. I don’t know about 40. God bless DC, I don’t know about that. But a little while longer.”

h/t Mike Bohn and Ken Hathaway for MMAjunkie

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