UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic Meets Fans and Croatian-Americans in New York

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November 4, 2019 – The promotion of the UFC 241 heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic was held at the Croatian-Italian Play Sports Bar in New York on Saturday, November 2, 2019.

Stipe Miocic was born in Independence, Ohio, on August 19, 1982. Stipe is an American of Croatian descent, from Rtina, where his father lives. He works as a firefighter and emergency medical technician. He competes in the UFC heavyweight category as a mixed martial arts fighter. Defending the title in August this year in Anaheim, California, he became the greatest UFC heavyweight in MMA history.

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Among numerous fans from the sports world, the promotion was attended by many Croatian fans and members of the Croatian World Congress. American Croats from the HSK USA thanked Miocic for promoting Croatia. HSK NY member Ane Strazicic Rodriguez invited him on behalf of HSK USA and Team USA to the Croatian World Games Zagreb 2020 to support the Team USA and be their special guest. As a representative of the island of Mljet, she also gave him several tickets on behalf of the National Park Mljet and invited him to visit the NP Mljet and Dubrovnik region with his family.

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Thanking for the invitations, Miocic said that he is proud of his Croatian roots and hardly wait to revisit Croatia.

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