by: Alok Nayak Image credit: UFC
Former UFC heavyweight champion, Stipe Miocic has suffered a devastating personal loss during his time away from the octagon.
"I didn’t want to post about it, but I want everyone to know… my father passed away this past Sunday and I appreciate all of the text, calls and prayers"- Stipe Miocic posted.
"I don’t like sharing personal things on social media, but it’s important to remember & celebrate his life and what a wonderful man he was"- Miocic continued.
Recently reports of UFC aiming for Jon Jones vs Francis Ngannou heavyweight title fight for UFC 284 came out.
Curtis Blaydes is reportedly the back up for that fight, which shocked many fans as they were expecting Stipe Miocic to be involved in Jon Jones' heavyweight debut negotiations.
However, it's possible that Stipe Miocic does not want to focus on fighting while dealing with a serious loss in his personal life.
Recently, Ariel Helwani even went on to say that Stipe Miocic might not even make a return to the UFC octagon and end his career.
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