Stipe Miocic (born August 19, 1982) is an American professional mixed martial artist of Croatian descent. He is currently signed to Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where he competes in their heavyweight division and is the reigning champion. He has defended this championship twice, tying the record with Randy Couture, Tim Sylvia, Brock Lesnar and Cain Velasquez. As of November 2017, he is ranked #6 pound-for-pound in the UFC.

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What is your training regimen: Twice a day Mon-Friday and once on Saturday. Conditioning and strength in the morning and some type of sparring in the evening.
 
When and why did you start training for fighting?  2005 - I was helping a guy train for a fight and never left the gym.

What ranks and titles have you held? NAFFS Heavyweight Champion.

Do you have any heroes? Mirko Cro Cop

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? A great accomplishment, but I still have to prove myself.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Communications/ Marketing – Cleveland State University.

What was your job before you started fighting?  Bartender. Now I'm a firefighter/paramedic.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition?  Golden Gloves Champ.

Favorite grappling technique:  Shoot fighting.

Favorite striking technique: Boxing and Muay Thai
 
Other accomplishments: 
• Pro since 2010

• Has finished 13 of 16 wins – all by knockout

• Division I, nationally-ranked wrestler for Cleveland State. Also played third base for the Cleveland State baseball team.

• Has won seven of his last eight; four in a row

• Eight first round finishes