Stipe Miocic assembly with UFC boss Dana White, desires Francis Ngannou: ‘I deserve it’

Former Final Preventing Championship (UFC) Heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic will sit down with the promotion and see if they’ll hash issues out.

Miocic (20-4) has not competed since shedding his title by way of second-round knockout (KO) to Francis Ngannou (16-3) at UFC 260, which occurred contained in the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sat., March 27. Miocic and the UFC have had a shaky relationship courting again to when he misplaced — earlier than subsequently reclaiming — the UFC Heavyweight title to Daniel Cormier in 2018. Just lately, the fighter of Croatian descent teased a transfer to ONE Championship.

“We’re going to have a sit down right here in September with [UFC President] Dana [White],” Miocic informed MMA Junkie. “We’ll determine it out from there… We’ll hopefully determine that out within the subsequent month. We’ll get there. Dana has been texting me and all the pieces is in negotiations.”

Miocic is 1-1 in his collection towards Ngannou and would really like an instantaneous rematch; nonetheless, he’s prepared to debate different choices.

“That’s what I might love,” he stated. “I don’t know if I might (say title combat or bust). I’m undoubtedly aiming for that. I’m not crying about it or something, however I simply really feel like I deserve it.”

Miocic has but to look at again his sophomore outing towards Ngannou.

“I haven’t watched it but,” he defined. “I’ll ultimately. I haven’t but. Plenty of issues might be higher. Sadly, it was his evening. He caught me with punch. What are you going to do? It’s the combat sport.”

If a combat with Ngannou doesn’t materialize, Miocic want to welcome former UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones to the land of giants.

“I’ll combat anybody,” Miocic stated. “I’ve stated that from Day One. I’ll combat anybody… I’ll combat anybody they put in entrance of me, however that’s what you goal for, one of many biggest pound-for-pound fighters of all time. He’d be an awesome athlete to have on my resume.”

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