OMAHA, Neb. - UFC 136 presented a massive crowd for nervous UFC heavyweight newcomer Stipe Miocic. And that was just for the event's weigh-ins.
So when more than 16,000 people packed Houston's Toyota Center the following day, the regional-show veteran, who was used to fighting in front of a few thousand fans in northern Ohio, was a bit overwhelmed.
This time around, though, he feels he's better prepared for Wednesday's UFC on FUEL TV 1 bout with fellow prospect Philip De Fries.