Daniel Cormier praises first responder Stipe Miocic: “His mind is in the right place”


UFC heavyweight Daniel Cormier congratulated his rival, UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic, for his role as first responder during the coronavirus crisis.

Cormier and Miocic have faced each other for the past two summers, the pair sharing a pair of memorable fights with a knockout victory each. DC won the first fight at UFC 226 when he shockingly knocked out Miocic only to see the former champion recapture his belt with a superb knockout victory at UFC 241. The two should now have a trilogy fight whenever the UFC calendar resumes later this year.

While the two are rivals inside the Octagon, outside the cage, they can put their differences aside and respect what they both do. Currently, Miocic is working as a first responder in his native Ohio at a time when the world needs firefighters and paramedics the most. DC recognizes what Miocic is doing, and has praised his enemy for everything it does to help fight the nasty coronavirus epidemic.

“One thing I saw the other day,” said Stipe, “worrying about a fight right now is not on my mind. This guy is one of the people trying to save lives and his responsibility right now is not with me or the UFC. These are the people in the Cleveland area who need the help of Stipe the firefighter, not Stipe the heavyweight world champion, “Cormier told MMAFighting.com.

“I think his mind is in the right place, but I am also happy and encouraged that he is at least physically ready to start the job that is most beneficial to me.”

It’s a real show of respect from DC for its rival, but don’t expect it to get in the way if and when they fall for the third time later this year.

Who do you think will win the trilogy between Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic?


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