(CNN) — Stipe Miocic defeated Daniel Cormier from the UFC 241 primary event Saturday night to become the heavyweight champion.
For many rounds it appeared like Miocic might lose his second successive struggle against Cormier, the defending heavyweight champ. Cormier defeat him knocking him out at the first round.
But this time Miocic staged a comeback in the fourth round, bringing several body shots and bends blows to Cormier’s mind which ended in a knockout to recover the name.
«He’s an wonderful fighter,» Miocic mentioned of his rival at a post-fight news conference. «He makes people feel uneasy in there. He did that for the first two weeks but then I started to receive my bearings. I saw down him and I thought,’Ok this is really where I take it today.'»
Before losing to Cormier last calendar year, Miocic, 35, was the first UFC heavyweight champion to defend the name three times.
Cormier, 40, the first and only UFC fighter to defend titles in two weight classes, has triumphed that Saturday’s struggle might be his final.
«Everybody asks about [retirement], but that is what happens when you turn 40,» Cormier told CNN on Thursday. «I really feel good. I wan na na get through this weekend, then I’ll sit with my loved ones, and we’ll figure out what’s happening. It is a thing . Father time builds up to everybody.»
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