“Oh, 100 percent,” Miocic told MMA Fighting when asked if a Cormier rematch means more than regaining the title. “It’s everything. Just because I know I’m the better fighter. I believe I’m the better fighter. In my heart.
“I felt like I was winning the fight. I felt like I kind of got off track of what I was doing, not doing my usual and listening to the game plan. And just kind of overstepped what I needed to do and he caught me with a punch — a punch I didn’t see. I’ll say to this day, he doesn’t hit as hard as [Francis] Ngannou. It was just right on the button, right where it needed to be.”