If Conor McGregor can do it, why can’t Stipe Miocic?

Last night we saw the best version of Stipe Miocic grace the octagon and destroy Junior dos Santos. Featured as the main event at UFC 211, Miocic vs. dos Santos was pivotal for the heavyweight division.

Extending his win streak to five, all by knockout and four in round one, Miocic is closing in on all-time greatness. Especially considering he fights at heavyweight, Miocic is impressing more people with every fight.

UFC 211: Stipe Miocic batters Junior dos Santos against the cage fence during his dominant performance. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Miocic Destroyed Junior

During an extremely one sided UFC 211 main event, Miocic bludgeoned dos Santos with a barrage of strikes. Many expected a similar outcome to their first fight, which was a bloody five round war.

Miocic’s boxing was on point, as the former golden gloves champion put the work on his Brazilian rival. So what’s up with the talk of Anthony Joshua coming out of Miocic’s camp?

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Miocic vs. Joshua?

Recently minted multiple champion Anthony Joshua is the hottest property in heavyweight boxing right now. Destroying Wladimir Klitschko in a thrilling was earlier this year, Joshua is on track to become a global superstar.

How would Miocic fare against a pure boxer? Well, it’s not like he hasn’t boxed before. Looking at his striking against JDS, albeit different for MMA, the champion was certainly on point.

Stipe Miocic could break the heavyweight championship curse, and soon…But would he be a challenge to the best in boxing’s heavyweight division?
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In terms of chances against Anthony Joshua, that would remain to be seen. Whats probably more worth debating is Miocic’s chance of pulling a ‘McGregor.’ UFC president Dana White makes huge exceptions, by his own admission, for Conor McGregor.

Would Miocic be given the same grace as the lightweight champion? As of now there’s no response from Joshua’s camp.

UFC 211 Full Results List

Main card

Heavyweight: Stipe Miocic def. Junior dos Santos via TKO at 2:22 in Round 1
Women’s strawweight: Joanna Jędrzejczyk def. Jéssica Andrade via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-44, 50-45)
Welterweight: Demian Maia def. Jorge Masvidal via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Featherweight: Frankie Edgar def. Yair Rodriguez via TKO (doctor stoppage) at 5:00 of Round 2
Middleweight: Dave Branch def. Krzysztof Jotko via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Preliminary card

Lightweight: Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier ruled no contest due to illegal knees
Featherweight: Jason Knight def. Chas Skelly via TKO (punches) at 0:39 of Round 3
Heavyweight: Chase Sherman def. Rashad Coulter via KO (elbow) at 3:36 of Round 2
Lightweight: James Vick def. Marco Polo Reyes via TKO (punches) at 2:39 of Round 1
Women’s strawweight: Cortney Casey def. Jessica Aguilar via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Featherweight: Enrique Barzola def. Gabriel Benítez via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28(
Light heavyweight: Gadzhimurad Antigulov def. Joachim Christensen via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:21 of Round 1

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