Stipe Miocic, who will get his shot at former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos in December, was given a special “beating” on Wednesday night.
Miocic, a native of Ohio, threw out the first pitch prior to a game between the Cleveland Indians and Kansas City Royals.
“Dream come true tonight,” he wrote on Twitter. “First pitch for the Indians game and Slider beat me up!”
Miocic (12-1) will meet dos Santos at UFC on FOX 13 from Phoenix. The two were expected to fight earlier this year, but a hand injury knocked “Cigano” out. Miocic stayed on the card and knocked out Fabio Maldonado.
— Stipe Miocic (@smiocic) September 24, 2014
— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) September 24, 2014