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Heavyweight prospect Stipe Miocic calls out Gabriel Gonzaga in UFC Tonight
Gabriel Gonzaga certainly made an impression with his KO win over Shawn Jordan at UFC 166 and it seems like he caught the attention of Stipe Miocic. The rising heavyweight prospect has expressed his interest in a possible fight with Napao in the recent edition of UFC Tonight.
The 31 year old Miocic has started his MMA record with 6-0 prior to his UFC career. Since then he racked up three straight wins with the promotion before suffering an upset KO at the hands of Stefan Struve. He returned to the winning column when he outpointed Roy Nelson in their heavyweight showdown last June and he wants to add the hard hitting Brazilian to the list of his victims. Meanwhile, Gonzaga has just recently come back to relevancy after back to back first round KOs of Dave Herman and Shawn Jordan. Gonzaga, who lost to randy Couture in his first bid for the title, has stated his interest for another run at the heavyweight gold in the interview after his win over Jordan.
That being said, Gonzaga’s camp has yet to say something about the potential matchup. Regardless, the two makes up for an interesting fight. Miocic has the advantage in speed and athleticism while Gonzaga will have the edge in the knockout power and submission department.
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Roy Nelson is delusional according to UFC president Dana White
It’s no secret that UFC president Dana White and TUF 10 winner Roy Nelson are not very fond of each other. White however, dismissed that notion that he has ill feelings towards the TUF winner. Instead, he insists that he tried his best to like Nelson but it is the latter’s words that created the rough relation between them.
“Contrary to popular belief, I try so hard to like Roy Nelson. It’s like I saw him backstage before I came out to talk to you guys. I was like, ‘What’s up Roy? You looked good. You lost weight,’ and this and that. Then I come out and hear the stupid s–t he said to you guys right before I walk out there.”
Roy Nelson wants a shot at the heavyweight belt if he gets by Cormier in this weekend's PPV event
It appears that a number of UFC 166 fighters are looking for a shot at gold once they emerge victorious in the weekend’s PPV event and Big Country would be the latest man to make such claims. Nelson, who has been constantly a top rated fighter, has expressed his interest in a possible title shot if he were to defeat Daniel Cormier in their upcoming bout.
“DC is top of the food chain. The only other person that’s before him is dos Santos and dos Santos is already fighting for the belt. So I look at DC as a guy to beat and you get the belt shot. If I can beat DC, I’m fighting for the belt next.”
Daniel Cormier doubts the longevity of Roy Nelson's legendary chin
Roy Nelson arguably has the best chin in the whole roster of UFC. Big Country has proven it in his entire UFC career; he has managed to stay on his feet while taking the best shots of hard hitting heavyweights like Fabricio Werdum, Frank Mir, Stipe Miocic and Junior dos Santos. Nelson may have lost all that fights but none can argue the toughness that he displayed in those one-sided beatdowns. He has only been stopped once in his career, and that happened more than 5 years ago at the hands of former UFC heavyweight champ Andrei Arlovski.Read the rest of the article »
UFC on FUEL TV 5 (aka UFC on FUEL TV: Struve vs. Miocic) will take place this September in England
Heavyweights Stefan Struve and Stipe Miocic are set to headline the upcoming “UFC on FUEL TV 5″ event.Read the rest of the article »
NAAFS Heavyweight Champion, Stipe Miocic, has signed a deal with UFC, allowing him to compete in a multi-fight match.
As stated by Stipe Miocic’s management team, the NAAFS, Ohio’s heavyweight prospect has committed himself to compete in a multi-fight deal with UFC. Stipe Miocic is known to be one of the most popular fighters of Ohio since he takes pride in having a 6-0 record — almost all of these victories are declared knockout.
The 6’4″ heavyweight champ was trained by the Strong Style Fight Team. Although this brave fighter has won several matches, Stipe Miocic still keeps his feet on the ground. He stated on the NAAFS website: “My goal has been to become a UFC champion. I am grateful to Joe Silva and Dana White for the opportunity to live my dream. I am anxious and ready to begin my UFC career and to show the UFC and fans around the world what I’m all about.”
Stipe Miocic’s recent NAAFS match was held in Cleveland, Ohio last June 4. In this game, he knocked down Bobby Brents in the second round with leg kicks. At the moment he signed for UFC, he has already been declared as the heavyweight champion of NAAFS. And now, he will proceed to the Octagon for his next match. But until now, his team is not yet announcing the exact date of his launching in UFC.View Article Source »
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