Daniel Cormier has taken a jab at Stipe Miocic for the manner in which he pursued a rematch of their UFC 226 showdown last July.
It was truly one of the greatest shocks of 2018 to see the light-heavyweight step up in weight and knock out the baddest man on the planet to steal away the heavyweight strap.
Cormier, who has fought once since knocking the former-champ Miocic out in the first-round of their 2018 super-fight, took a shot at his rival during a recent interview ahead of their UFC 241 meeting – which is once again for the heavyweight title.
Speaking to Ariel Helwani on a recent appearance on his ESPN show, he explained how he found it odd how Stipe sat out for the last ten months instead of getting back in there – giving praise to his skills as a fighter.
“I did not like the approach he took. I just think he’s so good, even if he’d fought over the course of the year, he still would be in this same position. So I don’t feel I have to be nice to him anymore.
“The whole time I said he was a bit entitled. These are conversations we had with the company. He was just as happy as I was. So to make it seem like I was doing something wrong after I was the one that won the fight, I just felt like it was unfair. I’m not wronging this guy. I’m doing exactly what we were told to do after our first fight.” (via BJPenn.com)
Cormier had previously stated that he intended on hanging up his gloves for good in March.
Of course, injuries prevented him from going out just before his 40th birthday and now, despite the fact that his money-fight against WWE superstar Brock Lesnar has fallen through, it does appear as though he will fight at least twice before leaving the sport for good.
With that in mind, one would have to assume that DC will take on Jon Jones one last time if all goes to plan for him against Stipe.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena