This Saturday, August 15, a new day of the UFC, the one that delivered one of the most important fights in MMA history. The most prestigious Mixed Martial Arts company presented UFC 252 at APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tonight’s card was impressive, having as the star match the trilogy between Stipe Miocic and Daniel cormier. These, who faced each other for the third time and disputed the heavyweight belt. In addition, the meeting closed the career of DC, already 41 years old.
The day of the UFC shone for the encounter between two of the best heavyweights in history. The fighters had their trilogy of bouts and a tiebreaker after one victory per side. Miocic came into the fight as the defending heavyweight champion title bearer, and tried to sour a glorious retirement from Cormier at the UFC Apex. Dana White himself stated that this fight defined the GOAT (best of all time) in the category.
They both gave their all from the first second and took expectations even further than expected. Although there were some unforeseen events, such as fingers in the eyes or low blows, the two behaved like true professionals and left one of the best exhibitions of the year. Precisely one of those mishaps was the one that marked the contest a lot, since an eye “sting” to DC conditioned him with vision for three rounds. Finally, on paper, Stipe he was left as “the greatest heavyweight of all time.”
“He did a great job. I can’t really open my eye, I can’t look. He was able to put in two low hooks that changed the fight. This time he did a great job. My strategy was different, but this eye conditioned me. He gave himself too much and it spread, but it really worked great. Look at my eye, I don’t see anything with the left eye and nothing happened. I told the referee that he “poked” my eyes, but he said no. This result sucks. Coming from two losses in such important fights is painful. I am not going to fight again if it is not for the title, “he said. Cormier when closing the fight.
I’m tired, I want to go home. I was not surprised by anything about this fight. Honestly he is a great fighter. I’m going to have a baby in October, I want to enjoy life from now on. He’s a great fighter, it was a huge trilogy, but that’s it. I am going to go see my child, be with the family and enjoy the rest of the summer. I’m really excited about that, “he closed Stipe Miocic, who continues as champion and probably the greatest of all time.
EVERY PUNCH ON THE EDGE OF OUR SEATS!
– UFC (@ufc) August 16, 2020