Who is Stipe Miocic’s Wife?

Published 03/27/2021, 10:57 AM EDT


Stipe Miocic is regarded as the greatest UFC heavyweight fighter in history. His wrestling and his boxing techniques are nothing but a visual treat to the eyes.

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Miocic holds a lot of records to his name. The most prominent of them is that he is a two-time and current UFC heavyweight champion. Also, he holds the record of the most consecutive successful title defenses in the history of the UFC’s heavyweight division. 

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – AUGUST 15: Stipe Miocic celebrates after his victory over Daniel Cormier in their UFC heavyweight championship bout during the UFC 252 event at UFC APEX on August 15, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

With all the hard work that fighters put in to maintain their dominance, it is not easy for them to manage their professional and personal life. This is where a supportive family system comes into the picture. Also, a lot of what Miocic is able to deliver in the octagon comes from the never-ending support that he gets from his wife. Fans have heard praises about Miocic’s wife from him. 

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How is the equation between Miocic and his wife, Carney?

Stipe Miocic met the love of his life, Ryan Marie Carney, through Carney’s brother. He made the pair comfortable in the first meeting itself and they hit it off quite quickly. Miocic and Carney didn’t take too long before exchanging vows. The couple has one child from their marriage- a daughter named Meelah Claire Miocic.

Carney is an ideal wife who acts as a pillar of support for the champion Miocic. She did not hesitate in taking up the role of a nurse and made sure that Miocic gets all the comfort and care that he needed. She claimed to have taken this decision after seeing the trauma and pain that her husband underwent after every UFC fight.

Through success and failure, Carney has always been on Miocic’s side. Carney admits that it is not easy to be the wife of a world champion. She understands that this is what her husband chose, and she will have to deal with all the injury and pain after every fight.

Carney said, “I’m always just worried about injuries, and making sure he walks out with very minor injuries, hopefully. As a nurse and as his wife, God forbid he’d have to go to the hospital there. It’s a very different system.”

Stipe Miocic- Grateful to have Carney!

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Stipe Miocic has openly admitted that his wife is his source of inspiration to fight every day. He said, “I’m surprised my wife hasn’t left me yet, because I put her through a lot of (expletive). But I’m never going to change and they want to promote me? Awesome. But I’m not going to beg about it and I’m going to be the guy I am: a Midwest boy that loves to fight and loves to win, and he’s a fireman.”

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 17: Stipe Miocic is interviewed after his TKO victory over Daniel Cormier in their heavyweight championship bout during the UFC 241 event at the Honda Center on August 17, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

With all the constant support from Carney, Miocic is pumped up to defeat and knock down all his opponents. With his hard work combined with the care he gets from his family, he can focus on being one of the best fighters in the UFC.

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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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