Stipe Miocic is quickly becoming one of the UFC heavyweight division's standouts. With his granite chin, knockout power and solid ground game, he is a force to be reckoned with inside the cage.
Thanks to this skill set, the 29-year-old Croatian is unbeaten in his mixed martial arts career, and he holds notable wins over Joey Beltran, Phil de Fries and, most recently, Shane del Rosario.
His win over del Rosario at UFC 146 was particularly impressive. After being picked apart on the feet by his opponent in the first round, Miocic came out in the second and immediately secured a takedown. From there, Miocic unleashed some brutal ground and pound that left del Rosario bloody and beaten.
In a division that is growing deeper every day, Miocic finds himself with plenty of opponents for his next fight.
Here are five fights I would like to see Miocic consider for his next battle inside the UFC Octagon.