Cleveland sports teams throw support behind Stipe Miocic at UFC 198
Stipe Miocic is a proud native of Cleveland, Ohio and ahead of his main event title fight at UFC 198 every sports team from the city showed him support for his matchup against Fabricio Werdum.
All three teams — The Cleveland, Cavaliers, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Indians — sent out messages on Saturday night showing Miocic support for his fight.
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— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) May 14, 2016
— #VoteTribe (@Indians) May 14, 2016
We know who we'll be pulling for tonight!
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) May 14, 2016
Miocic has been a lifelong fan of Cleveland sports and the photos sent out by the teams show just how loyal he’s been over the years.
Miocic told FOX Sports ahead of his fight this weekend that he not only wanted to win the title because it’s been his lifelong dream, but he also hoped to break the dreaded "championship curse" that’s haunted Cleveland for more than 50 years.
"It would be amazing. I want to break that curse," Miocic said. "Why not have another Cleveland guy break that curse. It’s been so long. Just talking about it has me pumped."
Miocic will look to win the title at UFC 198 and then bring the belt back to Cleveland while still rooting for his hometown Cavs to do the same as they continue in the 2016 NBA Playoffs.
Chances are Miocic will be front and center to support them the same way they showed him love on Saturday night.