So, here we are, son. After two years and three fights, the rivalry between Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier is finally over. In any case, after nine rounds between these two fighters, we definitively know who’s the best: Miocic. However, despite the fact that Miocic has established himself as the best Heavyweight in UFC history, everyone is talking about something else: eye pokes. All I want to know is, where was all of this outrage when Cormier was stabbing the shit out of Miocic’s eyes?
Ok, before I continue, let me make something clear: eye pokes are fucked up. I mean, they’re a really unfortunate part of the MMA game, man. Shit, for years, people have debated on how to fix this problem. So far, I’ve heard suggestions like altering the gloves or increasing the penalties. Either way, it’s not a good look to have fighters poking each other in the eye, pun intended.
Now, with all of that being said, let’s get to Miocic and Cormier. Apparently, after their fight on Saturday, Cormier now has a torn cornea that may or may not need surgery. This occurred as a result of an eye poke from Miocic. With all of that being said, I’m seeing people on the internet losing their shit about Cormier’s injury. Hell, I’ve seen a lot of “how did this fight continue” or “Cormier would’ve won if his eye wasn’t messed up” comments. The way I see it, all of that is bullshit, fam.
First off, in the three fights that these two men have had, Miocic has eye poked him once. In comparison, Cormier has eye poked Miocic AT LEAST a dozen times. Bruh, Cormier even did it the round before Miocic did. On top of that, after their second fight (which Miocic still won), Miocic needed surgery for a torn retina. Like, Cormier’s eye poking problem was so bad that the referee had to be put on notice beforehand.
Look, if we’re being honest, Cormier eye poked Miocic right before he knocked him out in their first fight. Frankly, I didn’t see all of these people complaining on behalf of Miocic. In fact, Miocic never made an excuse for any of it. He just came back and won both of the rematches. Real talk, it truly sucks that Cormier was injured during the match, but he’s in no position to complain, son. Keeping it a buck, he has like a 13-to-1 lead on Miocic when it comes to eye pokes.
In the end, this post isn’t really about Cormier or Miocic. Ultimately, it’s about the fans and media personalities who can’t keep their opinions straight. By and by, if people weren’t outraged about Cormier eye poking the bejesus out of Miocic, then don’t be outraged when the opposite happens. In addition, Cormier was a REPEAT offender, man. At the end of the day, it’s just an unfortunate byproduct of the sport. All in all, the powers that be need to find a way to fix it ASAP. That is all. LC out.