Stipe Miocic: fire-fighting sports star aims to silence Mark Hunt
Apr. 30, 2015
Stipe Miocic: fire-fighting sports star aims to silence Mark Hunt and a legion of Aussie UFC fans
By: Adam Ireland
"I think in the heavyweight division you've always got to watch for the big shots. They're big boys, they can throw some leather."
UFC heavyweight Stipe Miocic (12-2) is a freakishly gifted athlete. The Croatian-American received interest from Major League Baseball in college, before turning his hand to both wrestling (where he achieved a NCAA Division I ranking) and boxing (where he earned a "Golden Gloves" title).
Now competing in MMA, the fourth ranked heavyweight is hell-bent on becoming champion in the UFC's heaviest division and right now, adopted Aussie Mark Hunt (10-9-1) is standing in his way.