Miocic, 38, defeated Ngannou for the first time in January 2018, but was brutally knocked out in March by ‘The Predator.’ Miocic recently spoke with Submission Radio and congratulated Ngannou on his victory, but revealed that the loss has been driving him insane.
“It was his night. I’m not gonna take that away from him,” Miocic said. “He didn’t get lucky, he just caught me with a punch I didn’t see, and it is what it is. And congrats to him. He won the title, but I’m coming back to get what’s mine. I know what I did wrong, and I’ll come back stronger and better and more prepared and take back what’s mine.
“I want a rematch, and I wanna get my title back,” Miocic said. “He took something that was mine, and it drives me nuts every day.”
All signals led to a fight between Ngannou and pound-for-pound number one Jon Jones following UFC 260. However, the UFC has moved on from that fight and plans to have Ngannou fight, Derrick Lewis, in his first championship defence.
Miocic’s ultimate goal is to reclaim the heavyweight title, as much as he wants to avenge his loss to Ngannou.
“Honestly, I don’t care who it is,” Miocic said. “I really would love to fight Francis again for the rematch and get that W back over him in the rubber match. But yeah, I don’t care who it is. I’m not preferring anyone, but if I had a choice, I would want to fight Ngannou again. Just because he beat me last time and took the belt.”