With both fighters staying relatively quiet since their rematch at UFC 241 in August, Dana White recently announced that Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic have already agreed to fight each other for the third time.
The pair first met at UFC 226 in 2018, when Cormier handed Miocic his first loss in years—winning by first-round KO in his return to heavyweight. Miocic avenged his loss earlier in 2019, when he won by fourth-round stoppage in the main event of UFC 241—taking back his light heavyweight title in the process.
Appearing recently on the Rich Eisen Show, White said once Miocic has recovered from the injuries he sustained in his last fight with Cormier, the two will most likely meet again.
“100%. That’s what we’re waiting for right now,” White said. “Stipe’s still hurt. Stipe got pretty busted up in that fight against Cormier, the last one. So we’re waiting for him to heal up, and they’ve both agreed to that fight.” (Transcription via MMA News)
The fight will likely be the last of Cormier’s impressive 10-year MMA career. Having turned 40 this year, Cormier had hinted that he intended to retire in 2019—but the loss to Miocic seems to have delayed those plans. Instead, both men are gearing up for what should be one last fight for the former light heavyweight and heavyweight champion before he calls it quits.