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Stipe Miocic: fire-fighting sports star aims to silence Mark Hunt

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.
 
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