Stipe Miocic and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White have a meeting planned, but Miocic will take a step in White’s shoes as the mediator for the Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley weigh-in.
Paul vs. Woodley will headline Showtime Boxing’s pay-per-view event (PPV) on Aug. 29, 2021 (also streaming on FITE) inside Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio. Miocic — like Paul — is a resident of Cleveland. The former UFC Heavyweight champion told ESPN’s Marc Raimondi he would play the role of “Dana White” at Saturday’s weigh-in.
“Stipe Miocic tells me he’s going to be the ‘Dana White’ of the Paul vs. Woodley weigh-ins Saturday here in Cleveland, standing between the fighters and making sure ‘no one does anything frisky,’” Raimondi wrote.
Miocic (20-4) has not competed since losing his title via second-round knockout to Francis Ngannou (16-3) at UFC 260, which took place inside the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, on March 27, 2021 (watch highlights).