Stipe Miocic Would Still Like to Face Junior dos Santos After Fighting Fabio Maldonado
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 05.07.2014
“I definitely think we’re going to meet up.”
UFC heavyweight fighter Stipe Miocic commented on his new match-up at The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale against Fabio Maldonado and his hope to still fight Junior dos Santos at some point. Dos Santos recently had to withdraw from the bout on three weeks' notice due a broken hand injury. Below are some highlights of Miocic:
Miocic on his new fight with Maldonado: "I did want the Dos Santos fight more than anything, but I'm just happy that Maldonado took the fight. I still get to use all that hard training, and I'll be ready for him. … I don't think it's a lose-lose situation. Anything can happen, so I have to be ready for anything. He's a tough guy. He comes ready to fight."
Miocic on his belief that he will have the advantage since he is a heavyweight fighting at his natural weight class: "I don't know how much he cuts. I think I will (have an advantage) because I'm a heavyweight. I definitely have the height and reach advantage."
Miocic on still wanting to fight JDS: "I definitely think we're going to meet up. Hopefully, my next fight."