Last night in Curitiba, Brazil, Stipe Miocic knocked Fabricio Werdum in the first round to become the new UFC Heavyweight champion. If you didn't know, Miocic is a Cleveland guy through and through. He played two sports at Cleveland State, is a firefighter in Independence and is a huge fan fan of the Cavs, Indians and Browns. There may be no athlete in Cleveland who loves the city more than Miocic.
When he got on the mic last night after his win, he even shouted out Cleveland:
After his win, the Cavs paid homage to the new champ:
Congrats, @stipemiocicufc!!! #AllForCLE— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) May 15, 2016
Just a hunch, but I'd bet Miocic will be at Quicken Loans Arena Tuesday when the Cavs start their series with the Toronto Raptors. As he later said, one title down, one to go.
Hey @cavs-— UFC (@ufc) May 15, 2016
A message from the champ. @NBA #AllforCLE #Believeland #FightForTheLand #UFC198 pic.twitter.com/LB3r7YJTXS