Two of the best heavyweights in UFC history walked into UFC 252 with the goal of cementing their legacy with a victory that would decide a trilogy and determine who would go down in the history books as “the greatest.” Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier had left the competition in their dust, and met on the top of the heavyweight division mountain one last time.
It’s these types of trilogy fights that excite MMA fans, playing right into the debate over who the greatest heavyweight of all time is. Rarely is there a definitive answer, but perhaps we finally got the verdict confirmed after five rounds on Saturday. Stipe Miocic is the undisputed heavyweight king and UFC 252 ended all the debate. Until the next great comes along, anyway.
For all five rounds, fight fans were on the edge of their seats. No doubt the pros were as well. What a fight to end the trilogy!! All the way to the judges’ score cards, this was an entertaining fight, both men connecting with significant strikes. It seemed to be the clinch that was the difference maker for Stipe Miocic however. Still, no matter who was victorious, both men gave their all for that heavyweight title.
Check out the pro’s reactions to The Baddest Man on the Planet, Stipe Miocic’s victory!
Avoid Stipe’s right hand, I’m too fast, I’ll be too strong when the time is right and have way too much energy. Soon and very soon I’ll be considered the baddest man on this planet
— BONY (@JonnyBones) August 16, 2020
Great performance to both guys 👏 Congrats to Stipe on the performance.
See you soon. #NgannouVsStipe2
— Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) August 16, 2020
Damn, what a fight!
— Funky (@Benaskren) August 16, 2020
Awesome Heavyweight fight to watch! #UFC252
— Edmen Shahbazyan (@edmenshahbazyan) August 16, 2020
#ufc252 what a fight !! Both men leaving in there 👏🏾
— U R I A H H A L L (@UriahHallMMA) August 16, 2020
Great fight by both men! #UFC252
— Gerald Meerschaert (@The_Real_GM3) August 16, 2020
That was a good ass fight #UFC252
— Kevin MTP Lee (@MoTownPhenom) August 16, 2020
Congrats champ and congrats champ. Both men should be very proud.
— michael (@bisping) August 16, 2020
— Stephen Thompson (@WonderboyMMA) August 16, 2020
— Jeremy Stephens (@LiLHeathenMMA) August 16, 2020
— Alex Volkanovski (@alexvolkanovski) August 16, 2020
I feel like both held back a little bit in fear of gettin knocked out. #UFC252
— Tatiana Suarez (@tatianaufc) August 16, 2020
To still be fighting at the highest level at 40yrs old you cant not respect DC.
Has been an incredible role model, athlete and one of the greatest minds this sport has ever seen.
Even though he didnt get the W, congrats on an incredible career 👏🏻👏🏻 #UFC252
— Megan Anderson (@MeganA_mma) August 16, 2020
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