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Stipe Miocic lost his UFC heavyweight title in the most brutal way, going insane against heavyweight headhunter Francis Ngannou in the UFC 260 Pay-Per-View (PPV) Main Event last Saturday. Night (March 27) at APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“It could be the end of a long and storied career,” UFC color commentator Joe Rogan said during the UFC 260 post-fight show. “It’s entirely up to him. I’m sure he’s gonna take some time and rest and think things through. But what a career the man has had. Very underappreciated, beaten legends. But I think he ran into an unstoppable force tonight. When you have a guy like Francis who is a one-in-a-million physical specimen, maybe one in eighty million, right?”
Turning 39 this summer, Miocic is already considered the best heavyweight fighter in UFC history, having defended four titles and dominated the likes of Ngannou and Daniel Cormier.
Nonetheless, Miocic (20-4) has shown 8-2 in his last 10 bouts and he still has many fights ahead of him. If we agree with Rogan’s assessment, the result of the UFC 260 has more to do with the rise of Ngannou, rather than the fall of Miocic.