• Stipe Miocic is now a part-owner of a Romeo’s Pizza store in Parma, Ohio, and will support the company’s brand-building efforts nationwide.
  • Miocic said he has eaten at Romeo’s for the past 20 years and considers it “the best pizza in Ohio…and the world.”

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When six-time Mixed Martial Arts champ Stipe Miocic isn’t punching and kicking his rivals in the ring, you might find him wolfing down pizza at the Parma, Ohio, location of Romeo’s Pizza—especially since he now co-owns the store.

Romeo’s Pizza announced recently that Miocic has become a part-owner in the location and will support the chain’s brand-building efforts nationwide.

“Pizza makes the world go round,” Miocic said. “I’ve spent the last 20 years eating at Romeo’s, and to me, it’s the best pizza in Ohio…and the world.”

“A business endeavor relating to one of my favorite foods is the best opportunity I could ask for,” he added.

The 40-year-old Miocic was born and raised in Euclid, Ohio. He now lives and trains in Cleveland. He works as a full-time location firefighter and EMT. According to MMA News, he’s also a partner in a coffee company that benefits his fellow firefighters.

He was named Greater Cleveland’s Professional Athlete of the Year in 2019 and is considered the greatest MMA heavyweight of all time, according to Dana White, president of the UFC. MMA News reports that he hasn’t fought since losing his title to reigning champion Francis Ngannou in March 2021, although there have been occasional rumors of a comeback.

“We are thrilled to welcome Stipe and his family to ours at Romeo’s,” said Romeo’s Pizza CEO Ryan Rose. “Stipe embodies everything we look for in a partnership—a local hero serving as a husband, father, full-time EMS professional, and a world-class champion. We look forward to building together for the future.”

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