Stipe Miocic could RETURN after crushing heavyweight defeat to ‘unstoppable’ Francis Ngannou at UFC 260, says commentator Joe Rogan … who believes American has ‘defeated legends and is deeply undervalued’
- Stipe Miocic’s reign as heavyweight champion came to an end on Saturday night
- The American lost his rematch to Francis Ngannou via TKO in the second round
- UFC commentator Joe Rogan now believes Miocic can call time for his career
- Miocic was clearly second best and will now take a moment to decide on his future
Joe Rogan believes MMA heavyweight legend Stipe Miocic could retire after losing his belt to an ‘unstoppable’ Francis Ngannou at UFC 260 on Saturday night.
The American, who beat Ngannou in their first fight in 2018, was second best in Las Vegas and was stopped in the second round as the Cameroonian became the UFC’s first heavyweight champion from Africa.
At the age of 38 and after a professional MMA career spanning over 11 years, with his record currently 20-4, many believe the end is near for Miocic and UFC commentator Rogan is no different.
Stipe Miocic (left) lost his heavyweight title on Saturday after losing to Francis Ngannou (right)
The American could now call on his distinguished career, says commentator Joe Rogan
“It could be the end of a long and storied career,” Rogan said shortly after the main event on the post-fight show.
‘It’s completely up to him. I am sure he will take some time and rest and think carefully.
‘But what a career the man has had. Very underrated, defeated legends.
“But I think he ran into an unstoppable force tonight. If you have a guy like Francis who is a one in a million physical specimen, maybe one in 80 million, right? ‘
Miocic was unable to recover from the second round knockdowns at UFC 260 in Las Vegas
Miocic has the toughest title defense in UFC history – four times in two reigns – as well as wins in the title fights.
He also holds the record for fight-night bonuses with nine – the most in the history of the UFC heavyweight division – beating Daniel Cormier (twice), Junior dos Santos and Alistair Overeem in his distinguished career.
Miocic could try to reclaim Ngannou’s heavyweight title for a third time, but it will take some time to think about his future as he waits for his son to be born.