Is Cleveland, Ohio the place capable of turning out a heavy-weight UFC Champion? I'd say yes. If you don't think it is possible, you must not know Stipe Miocic, is one of Cleveland's own. Did you see him destroy Fabio Maldonado, in the TUF Brazil 3 main event Saturday night?
Maybe not. If you got up to get yourself another cold one, you might have missed it. Thankfully we have the video reply courtesy of Fox Sports that we are attaching to this article. This way you can see how quickly Stipe took care of business inside the cage.
I had the pleasure of meeting Stipe at an event I was fortunate to be invited to by Paul Hejduk a few months ago. Hejduk is a local business person in the Cleveland area who supports these local MMA/UFC fighters. Hejduk informs me that Stipe could become the UFC heavy-weight champion of the world soon.
After seeing how Miocic took care of business within 35 seconds from TUF-Brazil, I have little doubt that Hejduk is right. Stipe looks like a fighter who won't be denied. Meeting him at the meet and great a couple of months back, I'd have to say he is one of the nicest guys in the sport.
Of course that is outside of the cage. Once he climbs inside that cage, Miocic is all business. Watch the video and judge for yourself. Miocic could be bringing the UFC heavy-weight championship back to Cleveland soon.
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