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Stipe Miocic Doesn’t Care About UFC Heavyweight Title Defense Record

May 14, 2017 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Stipe Miocic

Stipe Miocic spoke with MMAjunkie following his win over Junior Dos Santos at UFC 211. Some highlights are below:

On if he’ll be the first person to get a third successful UFC heavyweight title defense: “I really don’t care. I mean, yeah, if I keep winning, I’ll break history. Big deal. I’m just going to keep winning. I like winning. It’s fun. I like being called champ, especially.”

On being genuine in front of the camera: “Listen, I’m going to be me. What you see on ‘Embedded,’ that is how I am 24-7 – 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. That’s exactly how I am…I’m surprised my wife hasn’t left me yet, because I put her through a lot of (expletive). But I’m never going to change. They want to promote me? Awesome. But I’m not going to beg about it. I’m going to be the guy I am: a Midwest boy that loves to fight and loves to win, and he’s a fireman.”

On hanging out with Cleveland sports teams: “It’s awesome, getting to hang out with those guys. I go to the games, and they say hi to me. They acknowledge me. It’s kind of cool. It’s like all the popular kids are like, ‘Hey, what’s up?’ (I’m like), ‘Oh my God, he just said hi to me.’ It’s kind of like that.”

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