Fighters React to Stipe Miocic’s Wild Knockout of Junior Dos Santos
Stipe Miocic has proved once again why he is one of the scariest men on the planet, dispatching the incredibly experienced former heavyweight champion Junior “Cigano” Dos Santos in less than a round at UFC 211 over the weekend. This would be Miocic’s second title defence, tying him for the most title defences in the history of the UFC’s heavyweight division.
Miocic narrowly lost to Dos Santos in 2014 after a back and forth war across five rounds saw Dos Santos snatch a decision victory from the Croatian-American heavyweight. Unfortunately for Dos Santos, Miocic managed to walk him down and pressure him along the octagon fence, landing hard punches to the jaw before sleeping the Brazillian with a punch that would most likely kill lesser men. The Dallas crowd went absolutely wild for Miocic and his wicked victory over Dos Santos, with Miocic proving himself to be a killer inside the cage the equivalent to a 250 pounds teddy bear when he’s not wrecking someone inside the octagon.
The heavyweight champ, who is also a full-time firefighter in Cleveland, now has the pick of the litter when it comes to his next title defence, having previously dispatched K-1 kickboxing legend Alistair Overeem in his first fight since winning the heavyweight strap.
Fighters such as Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez, both former heavyweight champions, are waiting in the wings in the top five of the division, while up and coming fan favourite Francis Ngannou has called out Miocic saying that “Stipe is not a matter for me lol” on Twitter. Derrick Lewis and Mark Hunt face off in Auckland on June 11th, with Lewis being another possible opponent for Miocic should he get past the heavy hitting beast that is “The Super Samoan”.
Check out the fighter reactions to Miocic’s victory below and let us know who he should face next!