(CNN) — Stipe Miocic defeated Daniel Cormier in the UFC 241 main event Saturday night to become the heavyweight champion.
For several rounds it seemed like Miocic might lose his next successive struggle against Cormier, the defending heavyweight champ. Cormier beat him knocking him out at the initial round.
But this period Miocic staged a comeback in the fourth round, delivering many body shots and also straight back blows to Cormier’s head which ended in a knockout to reclaim the name.
“He’s an incredible fighter,” Miocic stated of his opponent at a post-fight news conference. “He makes people feel uncomfortable in the slightest. He did that for the first two weeks but then I started to get my bearings right. I saw him slowing down and I thought,’Okay, this is where I take action today.'”
Before dropping to Cormier last calendar year, Miocic, 35, was the very first UFC heavyweight champion to defend the title three times.
Cormier, 40, the first and single UFC fighter to defend titles in two weight classes, has theorized that Saturday’s struggle might be his final.
“Everyone asks about [retirement], but that’s what happens if you turn 40,” Cormier told CNN on Thursday. “I really feel good. I wanna get through this weekend, and then I’ll sit with my family, and we’re going to determine what’s going on. It’s a true thing. Father time builds up to everybody.”

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