Stipe Miocic was always a great athlete growing up in Cleveland, Ohio.

In fact, the UFC heavyweight and Cleveland firefighter was reportedly a prospect on many a Major League Baseball team’s wish list. He chose mixed martial arts instead.

With a record that currently stands at an unblemished 9-0, Miocic has quickly become the pride of Cleveland, with many fans in the city hopeful that Miocic will eventually bring home a UFC championship.

Emmy winning reporter Chris Van Vliet from WOIO-TV went behind the scenes with Miocic as he prepared for Saturday’s UFC on Fuel TV 5 showdwon with Stefan Struve. Check out Cleveland’s best hope to bring home a championship…

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