(CNN) — Stipe Miocic defeated Daniel Cormier from the UFC 241 primary event Saturday night to again become the heavyweight champion.
For many rounds it seemed like Miocic could lose his second consecutive struggle against Cormier, the defending heavyweight champ. Cormier defeat him UFC 226 in July 2018, knocking him out.
However, this period Miocic staged a comeback in the fourth round, bringing many body shots and bends blows to Cormier’s mind that ended in a match to reclaim the name.
«He is an amazing fighter,» Miocic stated of his competition at a post-fight news conference. «He makes people feel uncomfortable in there. He did that for the first two rounds but I started to get my bearings. I saw down him and I thought,’Ok , this is where I take it now.'»
Before dropping to Cormier last calendar year, Miocic, 35, had been the first UFC heavyweight champion to defend the title three times.
Cormier, 40, the first and single UFC fighter to defend titles in two weight classes, has hinted that Saturday’s fight might be his final.
«Everybody asks about [retirement], however, that is what happens when you turn 40,» Cormier told CNN on Thursday. «I really feel great. I wan na na get through this weekend, then I’ll sit with my loved ones, and we’re going to determine what’s going on. It’s a thing that is real . Father time catches up to everyone.»
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