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.