With the UFC heavyweight matchup now a deuce, Dana White is looking to break the tie.
Stipe Miocic has won the UFC heavyweight champ back from Daniel Cormier. With the score at one apiece, White plans to have Miocic fight Daniel Cormier for a third time.
Cormier scored a first-round KO in the first fight while Miocic avenged that loss with a fourth-round TKO in their second meeting.
Rubber match?“Stipe is recovering from that fight,” White said. “He’s got some bumps and bangs from that fight. We’re waiting for him to heal, and, yeah, we’re going to do the trilogy,” he added.
White didn't set a specific date for the rubber match but he said it will depend on Miocic’s recovery. Cormier might be an interesting case though.
Cormier was hinted on retirement prior to the second fight with Miocic. He can still hang with the best as evidenced by the last fight.
He was winning on the scorecards before a change in strategy by Miocic changed the tempo of the fight. If Cormier did not absorb a brutal string of left hooks to the body, he was on his way to another victory.
Both Miocic and Cormier are the two best heavyweights in the UFC today. A possible rubber match will present another chess game in the octagon.
One more match?
The 41-year old Cormier is still in his prime. Fans can't blame him though for considering retirement. Cormier sits in an interesting position with every scheduled fight scheduled at this point possibly being his last.
Win or lose, Cormier can pull off a Georges St. Pierre and quit just before familiarity may breed contempt. St. Pierre retired the moment Jonny Hendricks countered his style.
Cormier's secret has been exposed. Not even Jon Jones was able to expose Cormier the way Miocic did in the last fight.
With a plethora of options waiting for Cormier post-retirement, it wouldn't be a bad idea retiring after a possible rematch with Miocic.
Should Daniel Cormier stay active or retire on top? Will a their fight between him and Stipe Miocic indeed happen? Tell us what you think.