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Daniel Cormier believes cardio failed him in Stipe Miocic rematch, not letting him off the hook at UFC 252

Daniel Cormier believes cardio failed him in Stipe Miocic rematch, not letting him off the hook at UFC 252

Daniel Cormier trades punches with Stipe Miocic at UFC 226

Daniel Cormier plans on righting the many wrongs that took place in his second fight with Stipe Miocic.

Cormier competes for the last time in mixed martial arts when he faces Miocic in a trilogy match for the heavyweight title in the UFC 252 headliner on August 15.

Miocic regained the title from Cormier after a come-from-behind fourth-round TKO victory at UFC 241 last August. Cormier was notably dominating that contest until he dropped the pressure and ultimately allowed Miocic back into the fight who utilized effective body shots en route to the victory.

With just under two weeks to go for the trilogy, Cormier was in a reflective mood about the rematch as he took to Twitter to mention how two judges scored the third round of the fight to Miocic.

In the end, it didn’t matter as the fight didn’t go the distance. But for Cormier, he doesn’t plan on letting Miocic off the hook this time.

“Kinda crazy to think in that 2nd fight someone was able to score [the] 3rd round for him. I’m not letting him off the hook this time.”

When a fan responded that he got tired which ultimately led to his demise, Cormier was in full agreement.

“You’re absolutely right buddy, I got tired,” he added. “My cardio failed me in that fight. It will not happen again.”

In addition to those factors, Cormier also revealed after the fight at the time that he failed to listen to the instructions of his coaches who urged him to wrestle more — especially after a dominant first round on the canvas.

That will certainly change on August 15.

UFC 252 still doesn’t have an official location, but is expected to take place at the Apex facility in Las Vegas.

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