I’ve heard UFC fans say that there needs to be a third fight between Daniel “DC” Cormier and John “Bones” Jones because of their bitter rivalry. That’s not the trilogy that I would like to see; the reason being that it would not be a true trilogy.
It would not be a true trilogy because Jones won the first fight and then he won the second fight (although it was later determined to be a no-contest because of a banned substance taken by Jones). Meanwhile, Cormier and Miocic are tied one apiece with Cormier knocking out Miocic at UFC 226 and Miocic returning the favor at UFC 241. What’s interesting is that both Cormier and Miocic won their fights against each other by TKO.
I know that Stipe would not necessarily like this, but I would love it if the trilogy fight between these two great heavyweights was here in Cleveland at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. First off, Stipe is from Cleveland and he trains at Strong Style gym in Independence, OH. Secondly, supposedly Daniel Cormier has a connection to Cleveland even though he isn’t from here and he doesn’t train here. But during the UFC 203 (which was here in Cleveland) post-fight show on FS1, DC asked Stipe how did it feel to fight in the same arena as “our Cavaliers, our Monsters?” which doesn’t make sense because, as previously stated, DC isn’t from Cleveland and he doesn’t train in Cleveland.
Since the octagon came to Cleveland on September 10, 2016, it has gone to other cities more than once. For instance, Dallas hosted UFC 211, Stipe’s second title defense against Junior Dos Santos, and then UFC 228, Tyron “The Chosen One” Woodley vs. Darren “The Guerilla” Till for the Welterweight belt.
Chicago hosted UFC 225, Robert “The Reaper” Whitaker vs. Yoel “Soldier of God” Romero for the Middleweight belt and then the Windy City hosted UFC 238 between Henry Cejudo and “Magic” Marlon Moraes for the Bantamweight belt.
Atlanta hosted UFC 201 between Robbie Lawler and Tyron Woodley for the Welterweight belt and then it hosted UFC 236 between Max “Blessed” Holloway and Dustin “the Diamond” Poirier for the Lightweight belt.
Honda Center in Anaheim, California has hosted two PayPerViews since UFC 203. UFC 214 Cormier vs Jones II for the Light Heavyweight belt and UFC 241 Cormier vs Miocic II for the Heavyweight belt.
Madison Square Garden has also hosted multiple events since UFC 203. UFC 205 Alvarez vs McGregor for the Lightweight belt, UFC 217 Bisping vs St. Pierre for the Middleweight belt, UFC 230 Cormier vs Lewis for the Heavyweight belt and finally, UFC 244 Masvidal vs Diaz.
There isn’t a comparison between Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse and Madison Square Garden, but why have the other places mentioned gotten to host more than one PayPerView event and Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse here in Cleveland has only gotten to host one UFC event? I would love to have the opportunity to be at a UFC press conference and ask Dana White, the president of the UFC, about that.