Stipe Miocic says the guy Conor McGregor attacked at a pub back in April is one badass dude … telling TMZ Sports he’s got a CHIN OF STEEL!!!
The UFC superstar says he’s seen our vid of Conor clocking the bar patron for rejecting his whiskey … and Miocic has gotta give props where it’s due — saying the guy soaked in that hit like a pro!!!
“I give that guy a lot of credit, he ate that [punch], too,” Stipe says … “amazing.”
“I was like, man, that guy’s got a chin of steel.”
Miocic is reserving judgment on the situation, though … saying he’d want to hear both sides of the story before calling out McGregor for the hit.
Stipe — who’s fighting Daniel Cormier at UFC 241 on Saturday — jokes that Dana White should give the bar guy a fight contract … but keeps it real when we ask him to send a message to young fans who look up to Conor.