UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic might be heading into the biggest fight of his professional career this weekend against Daniel Cormier at UFC 252, but that hasn’t kept arguably the best UFC heavyweight ever from having some fun during the promotional buildup for the event.
You can watch Miocic make several epic prank calls to his wife via the short video clip below.
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UFC 252: Miocic vs. Cormier 3 takes place on Saturday, August 15 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada. The card will be streamed live exclusively via ESPN+ pay-per-view.
Obviously, the only person on the planet who could prank call the wife of the UFC’s heavyweight champion and get away with it is the fighter himself.
Still, it seems like a super bold move, even for a stalwart champ like Miocic.
UFC 252: Miocic vs. Cormier 3 Full Fight Card, Location and How to Watch
What: UFC 252: Miocic vs. Cormier 3
When: August 15
Where: UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Time: 10:00 pm ET (Main Card PPV), 8:00 pm ET (ESPN+ Prelims), 6:00 pm ET (ESPN+ Early Prelims)
How to Watch: ESPN+ pay-per-view
The card listed below is subject to change.
UFC 252 Main Card (ESPN+ PPV)
Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier
Sean O’Malley vs. Marlon Vera
Junior dos Santos vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
John Dodson vs. Merab Dvalishvili
Magomed Ankalaev vs. Ion Cutelaba
Prelims (ESPN) and Early Prelims (ESPN+/UFC Fight Pass)
Jim Miller vs. Vinc Pichel
Ashley Yoder vs. Livinha Souza
Chris Daukaus vs. Parker Porter
Felice Herrig vs. Virna Jandiroba
Herbert Burns vs. Daniel Pineda
TJ Brown vs. Danny Chavez
Miocic Isn’t Retiring from UFC Anytime Soon
Despite persistent rumors to the contrary, Miocic told Heavy last week that he doesn’t intend on retiring anytime soon.
In fact, Miocic said he thinks those rumors got started because of the way he worded one of his social media posts earlier this year.
Regardless, Miocic said he plans on beating Cormier in the main event of UFC 252 to send that fighter into retirement on a down note.
And while Miocic already holds the record per UFC Record Book for most UFC heavyweight title fight wins, the champ also said he’s got plenty of fights left in his career.
“There’s a lot of guys,” Miocic said of the many contenders he sees in the division.
Most notably, Miocic said he thinks Francis Ngannou, aka the “Mike Tyson of MMA”, has done what he needs to to do earn another title shot.
Finally, Miocic said there are no hard feelings about Cormier. Sure, there will be punches, kicks and all sorts of wrestling moves, but the champ doesn’t feel any kind of actual malice about the 41-year-old former UFC “champ champ”.
“I don’t hate the guy,” Miocic said. “It’s a competitive sport. We’re competitive people, and we like to win.”
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