Stipe Miocic suffers eye injury

Future fights on hold

Stipe Miocic suffers eye injury
Stipe Miocic speaks during the post fight press conference after his knockout win over Alistair Overeem, from the Netherlands, in a heavyweight title bout at UFC 203 on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer) (Source: David Dermer)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic has revealed he suffered an injury in his title fight against Daniel Cormier last month requiring a procedure on his retina, according to ESPN.

Miocic told the network “I will be ready to fight when I can see out of both eyes again. I can’t wait to defend my belt." That will likely not be in 2019, so a potential Dec. 14 rematch in Las Vegas seems unlikely.

Miocic’s agent Jim Walter said the injury happened when the fighter was accidentally poked in the eye by Cormier.

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