Amid rumors of a return to the octagon, Ohio’s Westlake Fire Department has taken the oath of office from former UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic as a full-time firefighter.
The ceremony took place on February 15, after Miocic and two others completed their trials.
As one of the greatest heavyweight contenders, Miocic also worked as a part-time firefighter. He worked for the Valley View Fire Department for several years and now works for the Westlake Fire Department.
The inauguration of this new role came just months after he denied rumors of his retirement.
But as a full-time firefighter, he has room for reflection when Miocic returns to the octagon.
Although his last fight ended in a knockout in the 2nd round, Meekok is not discouraged. After losing the championship to Francis Ngannou at UFC 260, he made it clear that he still has a lot of fighting to do.
Earlier this month and last, John “Bones” Jones toyed with the idea of a matchup between him and Miocic. Stipe has always agreed to a duel, but so far nothing has come of it.
Stipe Miocic became a well-deserved champion. In 15 years of MMA training, the Ohio native has won 15 knockout victories. The first loss of his career was in 2012 against the 7-foot Stefan “Skyscraper” Struve.
In addition, Miocic has proven that he is able to recover from past defeats. He beat Daniel Cormier twice in their trilogy and defeated Junior dos Santos by TKO after losing a decision to him a few years prior.
Miocic is one of the most successful heavyweights ever to fight. Undoubtedly, he will apply his greatness to become the best firefighter he is capable of.
What do you think about Stipe Miocic becoming a full-time firefighter?