Stipe Miocic is evidently planning his comeback to the Octagon. Previously, Stipe lost his heavyweight title to Francis Ngannou at UFC 260.
Regarded by Dana White as one of the best heavyweights of all time, ‘Stone Cold’ was invincible at one point. In his time as champ, he beat Ngannou, Cormier, and Alistair Overeem among others. Unfortunately, Stipe lost via KO/TKO in round 2 of the fight at UFC 260.
“I want to get back what’s mine,” Miocic told The Pat McAfee Show. Miocic feels that a possible weight difference between him and Ngannou could’ve inadvertently given the latter the advantage. Miocic came in at 234 pounds whilst Ngannou weighed 263 for the rematch.
I’m trying to get to like, 250. I made 230 last time, not because I tried, but because of training”. In a recent Instagram post, Stipe revealed that he has already begun his preparations for the jump to 250. Moreover, he insists that the extra 20 pounds will give him the power he needs to take down Ngannou.
However, Stipe will have to wait his turn as neither Ngannou nor the UFC is eyeing an immediate rematch. Fortunately, this could give Stipe the time he needs to bulk up and get familiar with the weight. Elsewhere, Ngannou will have his hands full with Jon Jones and Derrick Lewis.
When will Stipe Miocic Make His Comeback?
Moreover, Stipe Miocic will be taking time to assess the situation and further work, on his next game plan. He is also looking forward to spending time with his family and welcoming a newborn son in the summer.
Soon after, Miocic will be back at the drawing board. However, he will be working on achieving a 250 lbs shape before he is ready to fight again. Many suggested that Miocic was ‘too small’ after his fight against Daniel Cormier. As such, a bigger shape will allow him to deal with opponents like Ngannou better.
Now, the Ohio native is seemingly closer to a comeback. Whilst fans have suggested a trilogy with Ngannou, ‘Stone Cold’ might have different plans before that. As such, fans can expect more to be revealed in the summer.
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