Stipe Miocic, a heavyweight champion’s wife, has joined forces with her husband by taking a jab at the UFC.
Although, in the built up of UFC 220, most of the spotlight was on Stipe Miocic‘s opponent Francis Ngannou. Miocic talked plenty about respect following his dominant unanimous-decision win over Francis Ngannou in the main event of UFC 220 at TD Garden in Boston on Jan 20th, and that discussion has continued throughout the week.
The UFC 220 win gave him the UFC heavyweight record with three straight title defenses.
Ryan Miocic went to social media Jan. 25 and shredded the promotion after an Instagram post asked fans if Stipe was the greatest UFC heavyweight of all time.
“So disappointing and honestly in shock that you would even write this post. Get behind your Champion. It’s time. Continued disrespect for the blue collar, stand up individual serving his community, and dominating his division. This is a man that goes above and beyond for everyone he meets and does nothing but gracefully display his talent. He is a shining example of a hero, a family man, a role model for kids and everyone else he encounters. You really need to re-evaluate who it is that you choose to stand behind. Very disappointing. But sadly, not surprising.” — Ryan Miocic responding to the UFC on Instagram as reported by WKYC 3.
That’s the post.
Stipe Miocic discussed disrespect prior to UFC 220, when he was on “The MMA Hour,” and said he believed Dana White wanted Ngannou to become the next heavyweight champion.
“Obviously, for sure. Listen, I feel a little bit disrespected [going into this fight at UFC 220], but I’m not going to dwell on it. [Francis Ngannou]’s got more hype on him I guess. The guy hits super hard. We’re making a big thing about it, I’ve fought some good guys, you know? That’s how we are. I’m not much of a trash talker I just like to fight, that’s what I do. All the pressure is on him, honestly. The best guys he’s faced, I knocked them out two years ago. So, whatever.”
Ryan Miocic goes off on the organization for a lack of promotion of the heavyweight champion of the world Stipe Miocic.