Stipe Miocic has greater fish to fry than preventing proper now.

Miocic (19-Three MMA, 13-Three UFC) hasn’t competed contained in the cage since this previous August. Whereas he’s on the house stretch of his street to restoration from a watch damage, Miocic indicated his return will probably be delayed farther.

“I’m not anxious about any of that,” Miocic stated. “Proper now, I’m anxious about what’s occurring on the planet. Combating will not be going away. It’s all the time going to be there. We’ve received to do away with this factor that’s occurring and make everybody really feel secure once more (to) be capable of reside a standard life.”

UFC heavyweight champion Miocic doubles as a primary responder. The Ohio firefighter is at the moment on the entrance strains, battling the coronavirus pandemic. His line of labor is frightening, particularly now, Miocic admitted. However he stated it’s what he signed up for.

“(It’s scary), particularly with my daughter and my spouse. I don’t need to convey it house,” Miocic informed MMA Junkie in a latest interview. “On the identical time, it’s what we signed up for. First responders, fireplace fighters, paramedics, nurses, medical doctors – that is what they signed up for. They know that issues can occur.”

As for the day-to-day workflow on the firehouse, Miocic stated his station has been fortunate. The quantity of coronavirus-related calls they’ve acquired has been minimal. That’s factor, Miocic stated. The dearth of tones means a lot of the public is following protocol.

“We haven’t actually gotten something loopy or a ton of calls about it,” Miocic stated. “We’ve gotten a couple of, however nothing out of the extraordinary. It’s been nice. Which means individuals are really listening.”

There aren’t {many professional} athletes of Miocic’s caliber who additionally dedicate themselves as first responders. So why does Miocic do it? In spite of everything, he’s probably making far more cash from preventing.

“I like what I do,” Miocic stated. “I’m not going to sit down there and run away from one thing I work arduous to do. The rationale I grew to become a firefighter and paramedic is as a result of my entire life I’ve been helped to get the place I wanted to be. That is my give-back. I like serving to individuals. I like giving again.”

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