Stipe Miocic was disappointed for not having been called up to fight for the interim title of the heavyweights.
Miocic said that after his knockout loss to Francis Ngannou at UFC 260 to lose his heavyweight title, he would take the rest of the year. With that, the UFC decided to book Ciryl Gane vs. Derrick Lewis for the interim title, and now Miocic is upset that he wasn’t asked to fight any of them.
«I would have loved to be asked“Miocic said about turning down the interim title fight when he appeared on The MMA Hour. «I feel that I understand what the UFC is doing, it is a business, but at the same time I believe that I deserved a trilogy fight. They didn’t even ask me for the interim fight. Who knows if I would have accepted it, but it would have been nice if they asked me. Just a little luck. I dont know [si la habría aceptado]. We do not know. It’s over”.
Although he did not have a chance to fight for the interim belt, Miocic has made it clear that he wants his next fight to be the trilogy with Francis Ngannou.. They are 1-1 so it makes some sense for them to run again.
“Listen, I’m used to it,” Miocic said. “It is what it is. It is a business. I get it, but at the same time, I feel like I deserved a trilogy fight. Everybody else got one but me… «I will fight with anyone as I always say [pero] I really want that trilogy fight. That [título] it was mine. I want to get it back. Definitely get a trilogy [en 2022]. Get my shot back at the title. Get my belt back. Back to normal. Everything goes back to normal”.
If Stipe Miocic doesn’t get the trilogy with Ngannou, Another fight I would accept is Jon Jones. Dana White showed his interest in the fight earlier this year, and the former champion says he is interested in that fight as he doesn’t think Jones’ first fight at heavyweight will be for the title.
“I’m in,” Miocic said of the fight with Jones. «I don’t think he wanted it. I don’t know the whole story, but I’m inside. So he wants a title shot. I know he’s done well, he’s probably one of the best of all time, but still have to wait for your order. That’s like I’m going to light heavyweight and wanting a shot. “
For now, Stipe Miocic remains on the sidelines and will meet with UFC bosses in December. Once that happens, his next fight is likely to be revealed.