• Ryan Marie Carney is a nurse and the wife of UFC Heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic.
• Not much is known of her early life or education.
• She began her career as a hairstylist before becoming a nurse.
• The couple married in 2016 and welcomed a daughter in 2018.
• Ryan Marie is not active on social media, but her husband Stipe has a large online presence.

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Who is Ryan Marie Carney?

Ryan Marie is quite secretive when it comes to her personal life – she did not share her exact date of birth nor her birthplace with the public but is said to be holding American nationality while it is speculated that she was born in the late 1980s. Although some think that she is an actress, she actually used to work as a hairstylist while she is now a nurse, and is popular for being UFC Heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic’s wife.

Early life and education

It seems as Ryan Marie is the complete opposite of her husband who loves being in the media – she hasn’t shared anything about her early life or her education with the public. She avoids talking about her family, except that she has a brother who introduced her to Stipe, since both of them were working in the same firefighters unit.

According to some of her older tweets, Ryan Marie spent a lot of time in a hair salon when she was still very young, which is now her strongest memory from the past. Even then she loved all aspects of being a hair stylist – colors, cuts, and extensions the most.


Ryan Marie started her career as a hairstylist apprentice before she became the cosmetology instructor at Cuyahoga Valley Career Center and Normandy High School. As the years went by, she realized that she was not enjoying her job anymore, and decided to begin her training to become a nurse at Cuyahoga Community College and quit her job at the Trends Salon & Spa.

There were some rumors about her change of profession – some people claimed that it was her husband’s career which had the most influence on her as she was very concerned about the injuries which he could sustain during his fights. These rumors were backed up by the fact that Ryan Marie went with her husband to Brazil when he was fighting there, just so she could help if he got hurt. She is still working as a nurse today and is proud of her job – she claims to not like her husband’s fighting career, but understands how that is what he wants to do and therefore respects it.

Although Ryan Marie is not an actress, you could have seen her in “UFC Embedded: Vlog Series” TV series, but in which she appeared as herself in a couple of episodes in 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Ryan Marie Carney

Personal life and marriage with Stipe

The couple first met in January 2013 when Ryan Marie’s brother who works as a firefighter introduced her to Stipe – they almost instantly fell for one another and began dating soon after. Three years passed before Stipe proposed, and they married in June 2016 in Parma, Ohio – it was mostly Stipe who wrote on his social media accounts about being so happy fwithmarrying his best friend. They had a big wedding and celebrated with firefighters from Ryan Marie brother’s squad, and invited all of their friends and family.

Two years after they exchanged their vows, they welcomed their daughter Meelah on 24 June 2018. Once again, Stipe shared his joyful moments on social media platforms, and wrote how Meelah was born at exactly 1:50 p.m. and weighed around eight pounds and nine ounces (3.9kg).

Stipe Miocic

Stipe was born in Euclid, Ohio USA on 19 August 1982, and is said to be holding both American and Croatian nationalities since he is of Croatian descent. His mother and father, Kathy and Bojan Miocic, were immigrants who came to live in the US after leaving Croatia – they divorced while Stipe was still a little boy and he first lived with his grandparents, and later moved to live with his mother, stepfather, and half-brother named Jonathan. He was very active from an early age thanks to his mother who encouraged him to play sports – he played baseball, football and wrestled while attending Eastlake North High School. He attended Trevecca Nazarene University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies – he was a very good baseball player back then, and helped the Trojans team win the TranSouth Athletic Conference regular season in 2005.

His interest in MMA was born in 2005 when he came to wrestle with Dan Bobish in the Strong Style MMA Training Centre located in Independence in Ohio. He was training a couple of sports back then while he was also finishing paramedic education at Cuyahoga Community College – he first went with mixed martial arts but soon switched to boxing as he considered it suited him better. After only seven months of training (even though he was already the Cleveland Golden Gloves boxing champion and NCAA Division I wrestler), he began beating boxers who had much more experience with MMA than him, and after winning six fights in a row by knockout, he officially started his MMA career. Soon after that, Stipe competed at North American Allied Fight Series (NAAFS) and became the heavyweight champion.

Out of his 21 boxing matches, Stipe won 18 of them, 14 by knockout, and four by decision while he lost two by knockout, and one by decision. On January 20 2018, Stipe became the record holder for most consecutive heavyweight championship title defenses, after he defended it three times. He lost his belt at “The Superfight” on July 2018, when he was beaten by UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier.

Other than being an MMA fighter, Stipe is also a firefighter – he used to work full time but now works only part-time due to his lack of time. He says that he’s doing it because he wants to have something to go back to after his MMA carrier is done.

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Appearance and net worth

Ryan Marie did not share her exact date of birth with the public but she is said to be around 31 years old. She has long black hair, black eyes, is 5ft 6in (1.7m) tall and weighs around 121lb (55kgs).

According to authoritative sources, Ryan Marie’s current net worth is estimated to be less than $500,000, while her husband has an estimated net worth of over $2 million – the average yearly salary of a nurse in the US is around $73,000.

Social media presence

Ryan Marie is not that active on social media platforms – she launched her Twitter account in February 2019, and has only 26 followers and five tweets so far. She is a lot more active on her Instagram account on which she is followed by over 25,000 people and has posted nearly 1,300 pictures – her account is set to private so you will have to follow her in order to see her posts.

However, her husband Stipe is a big star on the Internet – he launched his Twitter account in December 2010, and has gathered over 255,000 followers and tweeted nearly 24,000 times. His Instagram account is followed by almost 800,000 people, while he’s posted more than 500 pictures – he has a Facebook page as well which is followed by around 300,000 people.

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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