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Daniel Cormier explains why ‘entitled’ Stipe Miocic isn’t getting rematch yet

Daniel Cormier
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Daniel Cormier has some explaining to do.

On Tuesday, the UFC heavyweight champion chose to respond via Twitter to Stipe Miocic’s recent claim that Cormier “owes” him a rematch. The two fought at UFC 226 last July and Cormier won by first-round knockout to add Miocic’s heavyweight belt to a mantle that already included the UFC light heavyweight title. Miocic has been holding out for a rematch since, while Cormier went on to successfully defend the heavyweight title against Derrick Lewis at UFC 230.

Cormier has also made it no secret that he is holding out for a potentially lucrative matchup with WWE star and former UFC champion Brock Lesnar.

Though he’s addressed his reasons for not wanting to fight Miocic several times, the latest comments from Miocic prompted Cormier to speak up again.

“I don’t owe anyone shit!” Cormier wrote a few hours before offering to elaborate on his stance:

“Do you guys wanna know why I’m not fighting Stipe Miocic again?” Cormier asked.

“Reason 1: He’s being entitled, why have I fought since and he hasn’t. He lost the fight is he still the champ?

“Reason 2: I’m hurt.

“Reason 3: How do I do it better? I beat him in a round last time?”

An injury has kept Cormier from competing since his win over Lewis, and Miocic has not been booked to fight since losing to Cormier. Muddying up the waters further is Lesnar’s uncertain plans as he is still currently performing for the WWE.

Cormier threw in a shot at Lesnar for good measure.

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