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DC Warns Stipe Miocic That Cain Velasquez’s Return Is Imminent

Daniel Cormier has warned his UFC 226 opponent Stipe Miocic that his AKA teammate Cain Velasquez is close to making a return to the octagon.

Stipe has been pushing for a rematch of his July clash with Cormier from the moment the post-fight buzz died down and in a post made from his official Twitter page earlier this week, he made it clear that a second showdown would play out quite differently.

Cormier’s retirement has, of course, been set for his fortieth birthday in March and while everyone has their own ideas about how that will turn out, it really doesn’t appear as though Stipe factors into his plans.

The more lucrative options for DC can be found in both Brock Lesnar and Jon Jones – fights that could well both happen before the double-champ inevitably hangs up his gloves.

Not content to take Stipe’s dig sitting down, Cormier warned the former champion that if he does, in fact, have his hands full with Lesnar next year, an old legend of the heavyweight division will be returning to the mix.

Cain Velasquez’s run in the UFC has been unfortunately stunted somewhat in recent years due to a run of injuries but if anyone knows how his path to recovery is going, it’s his long-time teammate at AKA.

When Cain was healthy and in-form, there are few who could deny that he was the finest example of a heavyweight fighter the sport has ever seen – something that DC himself doesn’t seem to disagree with.

Cormier has said in the past that he will happily face off against Miocic if his fight with the WWE superstar Lesnar doesn’t come to pass.

Despite the fact that he denies it, though, it’s hard to imagine the former-Olympian closing out his career without facing off against his great rival Jones one more time.

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Author: Cillian Cunningham

Lead mixed martial arts writer who can be contacted at [email protected]