Who are Stipe Miocic’s Coaches?

Published 03/24/2021, 1:07 PM EDT
BOSTON, MA – JANUARY 20: (L-R) Stipe Miocic punches Francis Ngannou of Cameroon in their heavyweight championship bout during the UFC 220 event at TD Garden on January 20, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Stipe Miocic is one of the greatest fighters in the history of the heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. This is evident from all his records and high-end accomplishments. The fighter is also considered a true gentleman.

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BOSTON, MA – JANUARY 20: (R-L) Stipe Miocic punches Francis Ngannou of Cameroon in their heavyweight championship bout during the UFC 220 event at TD Garden on January 20, 2018, in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

His fighting style and his skills make him a champion. He has also been proving this in all his fights. A lot of what Miocic is able to deliver comes from a team of coaches who train him day in and day out.

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The team behind Stipe Miocic

The American heavyweight champion is a true veteran of the game. He is also one of the most dangerous fighters on the UFC’s roster.

His training style is also unique and extreme which has aided him to scale great heights in the game. Miocic’s training team consists of people from elite backgrounds.

His Head Coach is Marcus A. Marinelli, who is the owner of the Strong Style MMA and Training Centre. He himself is a black belt and hails from the same place as Miocic.

His role in Miocic’s career is extremely significant and this is what he had to say:-“Stipe is so strong. And no one works harder.”

The champion’s Head Boxing Coach is Joe Delguyd, who hails from Cleveland and is an Ohio boxing Hall of Fame inductee of 2009.

He is the person behind Miocic’s strong and hard punches inside the octagon. Delguyd is assisted by a super talented co-trainer Alex Cooper, who is the current President of the Lake Erie Association of USA Boxing.

BOSTON, MA – JANUARY 20: (L-R) Opponents Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou of Cameroon face off prior to their heavyweight championship bout during the UFC 220 event at TD Garden on January 20, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Head Coach Pablo Castro, Steve Kinas, and Dave Weilbacher take care of the American’s grappling, jiu-jitsu, and wrestling skills. All are extremely talented trainers with Castro being a Black Belt, and IBJJF World Champion, and Pan Am Champion.

Apart from training the body, it is really important for fighters to maintain a proper diet. Miocic has a Dr. Paul Biondich who takes great care of this aspect of his life.

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For strength and conditioning, the heavyweight kingpin has Bobby Kaleal, Arman Loktev, and Victor Ventresca in his team. All these people have high-end backgrounds and expertise in this field.

BOSTON, MA – JANUARY 20: (R-L) Francis Ngannou of Cameroon punches Stipe Miocic in their heavyweight championship bout during the UFC 220 event at TD Garden on January 20, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Miocic- One of the greatest Heavyweight fighters

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There is no doubt that Miocic is a living legend. He is one of the best the MMA has seen in its history. With such a great team of coaches, he is well on his way to achieving greater heights in his career.

The fighter has a huge fan following. With such great achievements to his name, he has created history in the world of combat sports. Miocic is looking to butt heads with Francis Ngannou this weekend, and all his fans are eagerly waiting for him to knock his opponent out once again.

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Abhilasha Singh

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Abhilasha Singh is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Having completed her post-graduation from The University of Texas in Austin, she combines her keen eye for details and her love for the sport to give readers pristine content on everything UFC. Abhilasha is a hardcore fan of Amanda Nunes, Georges St Pierre, and Stipe Miocic, but Conor McGregor is the one who tops her list.

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