For Stipe Miocic, the focus right now is on his rematch with Daniel Cormier. Both are slated to get it on once again at UFC 241 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California with the 36-year-old seeking payback for losing via knockout to DC at UFC 226 back in July 2018.

That loss cost him the UFC light heavyweight championship and put a halt to his winning streak. Now almost a year later, the part-time firefighter will be looking to bounce back and prove that his previous first-round loss was a fluke. But more to that, he is glad that he got an immediate shot at redemption which hopefully will raise pay-per-view numbers.

In an interview with TMZ Sports, Miocic took some time out to share some thoughts on a former UFC fighter named Brock Lesnar. Most know how The Beast Incarnate made a name for himself in the UFC from 2008-11 before injuries (diverticulitis) caught up with the former heavyweight champion. He would return to the WWE but would, on occasion, compete in the cage.

The in and out coming of Lesnar did not pan out well with Miocic, hinting that it was one of the reasons why rising and religiously competing MMA stars were deprived of their right to compete for the title.

"It's like, how you gonna put a dude like that ... he's not even a money fight anymore," he said.

One of Lesnar's return fights included a face-off with Mark Hunt, something that Miocic said hardly sold a lot in pay-per-views. The current WWE Universal Champion name was mentioned as a possible opponent for Cormier although it appears that was nothing more than hype. And the American MMA fighter with Croatian descent seems relieved that all of this was sorted out.

"Brock's doing his thing. Good luck with everything he does, but right now, it's me and DC," said Miocic.

However, he will need to do his homework and figure out how to avenge his previous loss to Cormier. DC is expecting a different kind of Miocic next month but believes he is just not good enough to bring down the 40-year-old heavyweight champion, MMA Weekly reported.

“I understand that he’s gonna be better,” Cormier said at a recent UFC promotional press conference. “I think he’s a good champion. He’s a good fighter. I just don’t think he’s good enough to beat me.”

Stipe Miocic Stipe Miocic claims he is a bad match-up for Brock Lesnar. Pictured: Stipe Miocic speaks to Joe Rogan after defeating Francis Ngannou in their Heavyweight Championship fight during UFC 220 at TD Garden on January 20, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. Photo: Mike Lawrie/Getty Images