Stipe Miocic: From Firefighter to UFC Fighter (PHOTOS)

Daniela Rogulj

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The three-time UFC heavyweight champion is considered to be the best heavyweight mixed martial artist in UFC history.

You may know a thing or two about Stipe Miocic, the 36-year-old Croatian-American who is one of the most famous professional mixed martial artists in the world. Not only does hold the record for most consecutive title defenses in the history of the UFC heavyweight division, but his day job is in another type of fighting – firefighting. 

Though Miocic is preparing for new UFC challenges, when he is not in the octagan, the legendary fighter trains as a professional firefighter in Cleveland, which is a bit surprising for athletes of his rank. Miocic, however, has been a firefighter for many years, and no great win in the ring has prevented him from fighting fires on the ground. 

Stipe shared a look into his everyday life on Instagram with videos of a house in flames, followed by photos of him in firefighting gear, exhibiting that he is always ready to take on yet another tremendous challenge. 

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A day in the life. #Firefighter

A post shared by Stipe Miocic (@stipemiocic) on

I am proud to be a firefighter. . I revere that long line of expert firefighters who by their devotion to duty and sacrifice of self, have made it possible for me to be a member of a service honored and respected, in good times and bad, throughout the world. . I never, by word or deed, will bring reproach upon the fair name of the fire service, nor permit others to do so unchallenged. . I will cheerfully and willingly obey all lawful orders. . I will always be on time to relieve, and shall endeavor to do more, rather than less, than my share. . I will always be at my station, alert and attending to my duties. . I shall, so far as I am able, bring to my seniors solutions, not problems. . I shall live joyously, but always with due regard for the rights and privileges of others. . I shall endeavor to be a model citizen in the community in which I live. . I shall sell my life dearly to my enemy fire but give it freely to rescue those in peril. . With God’s help, I shall endeavor to be one of His noblest Works. . —The Firefighter’s Creed

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