Current UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miočić will be in Croatia next week to meet his fans.
Miočić is set to arrive in Zagreb on Thursday 3 November, before heading down the coast to Zadar where he has family and friends, reports Nova TV.
The hard-hitting American-Croatian, whose mother hails from Karlovac and father from the Zadar region, recently posted on social media that he needed to pay Croatia a visit again.
“Been thinking about my Croatian family a bunch lately. Need to have this in my life soon”, wrote Miočić.
Miočić has visited and trained in Croatia on a few occasions with his idol Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipović. Miočić does not hide his love for Croatia, and just a few days before his title fight he declared that his “country, full of warriors, was behind him.”
Miočić is set to hold a press conference and an open training session on Thursday where fans will have the chance to meet him.
The former fireman won the heavyweight championship in May 2016 when he beat Fabrício Werdum. Last month he defended the title at UFC 203 against Alistair Overeem.