Clevelanders are passionate about their city and even more
passionate about their sports teams, and it’s no different
for Strong Style Fight Team representatives and Cleveland natives
Stipe Miocic and Jessica Eye.
Wednesday morning, Miocic and Eye joined UFC Hall of Famer Matt
Hughes on a tour of the Cleveland Browns training facility in
Berea, Ohio, getting decked out in Browns gear and getting to shake
hands with Cleveland standouts Josh Gordon, Jordan Cameron, and
Ahtyba Rubin along the way.
Miocic even showed off his passing chops, tossing a perfect
20-yard touchdown strike on the practice field.
While the fighters clearly had fun checking out how the
NFL’ers prepare, their focus remains in the cage, and both
are poised to make some noise in the coming months.
Eye made her UFC debut a winning one at UFC 166, earning the
upset unanimous decision win over former Strikeforce women’s
bantamweight champion Sarah Kaufmann in Houston. The victory
vaulted the now 11-1 Eye into the Top 10 in the women’s
135-pound ranks, and definitely puts her “in the mix”
Sitting at No. 9 in the heavyweight rankings, Miocic’s
name has been bandied about as a possible opponent for surging
Brazilian heavyweight Gabriel Gonzaga. With Miocic coming off the
biggest win of his career to date against Roy Nelson at UFC 161,
and “Napao” having just knocked out Shawn Jordan at UFC
166, the match-up seems to make sense, and would establish the
victor as legitimate threat in the UFC heavyweight division.