UFC chief Dana White hails Stipe Miocic as the ‘GREATEST heavyweight champion of all-time’ and a ‘great ambassador for the sport’ as he gears up for Francis Ngannou rematch
- Dana White was effusive in his praise of Stipe Miocic ahead of UFC 260
- Miocic defends his heavyweight crown this weekend against Francis Ngannou
- Miocic has made four successful defences of the UFC heavyweight title
Dana White paid Stipe Miocic the biggest compliment possible ahead of UFC 260 by labelling him the ‘greatest heavyweight champion of all-time.’
Miocic is getting ready to defend his heavyweight crown this weekend when he battles it out with rival Francis Ngannou in a rematch at UFC 260.
And ahead of the eagerly-anticipated fight, White couldn’t have spoken any higher of American Miocic – calling him the best MMA heavyweight ever ahead of Fedor Emelianenko.
Stipe Miocic is gearing up to defend his heavyweight crown this weekend vs Francis Ngannou
‘He’s the greatest heavyweight champion of all-time,’ White told 3News’ Jim Donovan.
‘Not just in the UFC, but in the entire sport. He’s a great ambassador for the sport and the brand.
‘Just such a good human being, such a regular guy and you couldn’t ask for more from any of your champions.’
Miocic has enjoyed four successful title defences of his UFC heavyweight crown, the most by any in the sport.
But the 38-year-old faces a very tough test this weekend against Ngannou at UFC 260.
Dana White has hailed Miocic as the ‘greatest heavyweight champion of all-time’
Miocic and Ngannou square up to one another ahead of their fight at UFC 260 in Las Vegas
After following up the initial defeat by Miocic in January 2018 with a dreadfully trigger-shy loss by Derrick Lewis, Ngannou went on the rampage, winning his next four fights by first-round KO.
Despite Ngannou’s imperious form, Miocic insists he is looking to ‘extinguish’ his rival again having won the first fight via a unanimous decision.
‘Nothing has changed, he has shown promise, he has gotten better, he has great coaches and team-mates,’ Miocic said at the UFC 260 press conference on Friday.
‘He has evolved you can tell, but I’m here to extinguish him again.
‘Francis has gotten a lot better since the first fight with me, but styles make matchup, and unfortunately, the style I have is not good for him,’ Miocic added. ‘I’m walking out And Still.’
Miocic overcame Ngannou via a unanimous decision in their initial fight in January 2018