Miocic 2nd UFC heavyweight defense is rematch vs. Dos Santos

UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic plays to the crowd during a May 11 workout in advance of his title defense in Dallas

UFC 211 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the two title fights at UFC 211: Miocic vs. Dos Santos 2, taking place Saturday, May 13 live on Pay-Per-View.

And yet, his name still isn't getting mentioned among the all-time greats.

Miocic insisted that he wasn't going to lose.

The UFC 211 is making waves with its power-packed fight card. "I couldn't manage to keep her down". My boxing skills are my main strategy, but I am ready for anything. "So, I lost", Miocic said with a shrug.

Just as White is praising Miocic for the resume he's putting together and dos Santos complimenting him as a potential all time great, the reigning and defending heavyweight champion isn't anxious about all the accolades. Maybe an in-his-prime Brock Lesnar would have run through Miocic, who knows? "Lightning fast, he's a complete fighter and a really good athlete".

Same thing with Cain Velasquez, who had all the tools to rule over the heavyweight division for years but was limited by persistent injuries. Both fighters had success doing what they do best. Early in the third round, a step-in uppercut from Knight dropped Skelly and the Alan Belcher protege polished off his Texan opponent for the third-round stoppage. He has defend the title once, defeating Alistair Overeem back in September by first-round KO.

Miocic boasts a 62 percent significant strike defense according to FightMetric, tied for the highest among active UFC heavyweights. Maia, 25-6 with seven-straight wins, said he was told afterward by White that he had earned a title fight with Tyron Woodley. "I had offers to play in Sao Paulo, but my mother didn't let me go". I like winning, winning's what I do.

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Many attribute the resurgence of Cleveland sports to #LeBronJames and the Cavaliers, but it was Stipe Miocic that brought gold back to Cleveland first.

Miocic, the No. 1-ranked heavyweight according to ESPN, is 16-2 overall, including 10-2 in UFC.

Edgar returns to the Octagon on Saturday as part of UFC 211 in Dallas.

Though he's been in the UFC for more than five years, Miocic doesn't feel like one of those guys we've already seen the best of and completely figured out. The kitchen when I get home.

"Then I'd definitely go, for sure", Andrade laughed. The UFC events via the UFC fight pass are regularly available at $7.99 a month.

"Before the fight, I said no matter what happens, Yair is going to be a superstar", Frankie Edgar said. "All I do is this, I don't do nothing else but train". Finally having a fight there is something I'll never forget. If there was ever a doubt he was truly the best heavyweight in the world, they disappeared, and fast.



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