Stipe Miocic has been out of action with an eye injury since winning back his heavyweight title against Daniel Cormier last year, but in a new interview he says that he’s slowly getting back to being healed up.
“The eye is really good actually,” Miocic told TMZ Sports. “It’s getting healed up, getting better every day, and I’m just getting back in the gym slowly.”
“I still have some spots, that’s still there. But it can stay, it can go, it depends, but it’s not really messing with my vision so I’m happy about that.”
With that in mind Miocic is getting back to training, though he’s not in any rush.
“Just kind of making my way in there,” Miocic said when asked if he was sparring. “Just trying to get in better shape and know how my body feels and making sure my eyes feel good.”
As for a third fight with Cormier, Miocic says it’s in the UFC’s hands and that he’s confident of the outcome if they do meet again.
“Yeah, if that’s what the UFC wants. I’m not the matchmaker. Like I always say, if I was the matchmaker I wouldn’t be fighting.
“It sucks, it sucks for him. He’s gonna lose again.”