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UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic has far greater things to worry about than fighting amid the coronavirus pandemic.
When he's not getting ready for a fight, Miocic also serves as a part-time firefighter in Cleveland, Ohio. And that's the line of work he's concerning himself with in the middle of a global crisis.
"I am focused on being a first responder," Miocic tweeted Friday. "Not only did I take an oath, but I genuinely want to help those in immediate need. I hope we will all be fighting soon and back to our version of normal, but for now let’s make an impact in our communities."
Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, Miocic was expected to meet former champ Daniel Cormier in a trilogy bout this summer. But now, it's unclear when, or if, the fight will happen.
Miocic, who's been recovering from an eye injury, finished Cormier via fourth-round TKO last August to recapture the heavyweight belt and bring their series to 1-1. "DC" knocked out Miocic in July 2018.