Saturday October 29th, 2011 at UFC 137 Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipović stepped into the octagon for the last time against Roy “Big Country” Nelson. This date should be marked in Croatian sports history as the last time we see the Croatian legend step into a professional mixed martial arts fight. Unfortunately, Mirko did not leave the sport with a victory. “I want to fight like … [Read more...] about Farewell To A Croatian Legend
Photo: Dana White Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipović (27-9-2, 4-5 UFC) will take on Roy “Big Country” Nelson (15-6, 2-2 UFC) this Saturday in Las Vegas, Nevada at UFC 137. Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipović Photo: Crocop.tk Strengths: K1 level striking, Great take down defense and Experience. Weaknesses: Age, Susceptible to knock out, Unwillingness to pull the trigger, … [Read more...] about Filipović vs. Nelson Showdown
Photo: UFC Roy "Big Country" Nelson vs. Mirko "CroCop" Filipović Mirko "CroCop" Filipović will make his return to the octagon on October 29th at UFC 137, against the Ultimate fighter 10 winner Roy "Big Country" Nelson. This is the last fight on CroCop's existing UFC contract and it might be the last time we see the Croatian legend fight in the UFC. Both fighters are … [Read more...] about Is This The End of The Line for Mirko CroCop ?
Photo: UFC Stipe Miočić was victorious on the big stage American born Croatian heavyweight Stipe Miočić made a succesful UFC debut Saturday night at UFC 136, keeping his unbeaten record intact by delivering a three round unanimous decision win over the tough veteran Joey "The Mexicutioner" Beltran. Miočić outclassed and outworked Beltran for all three rounds. Two … [Read more...] about Miočić UFC Debut A Success
It is now official! Mirko 'Cro Cop' Filipović is heading back to Japan! Not to PRIDE and not to K-1; but he will be joining the new MMA league called 'DREAM'. His first fight will be on the upcoming March 15th card versus a yet-to-be-named fighter in Saitama, Japan. Here is the preliminary DREAM post. Was this a good career move or a 'cop-out' on Cro-Cop's part? You … [Read more...] about CRO-COP IS LIVING THE ‘DREAM’
In non-related soccer news but very important Croatian sports news, Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipović announced earlier this week that he will be traveling to Japan to make a very important announcement regarding his future in fighting. In his personal blog 'Cro Cop' writes, "I’m off to Tokyo! A big announcement will come straight from Japan tomorrow (February 13).When the … [Read more...] about CRO-COP HEADS TO JAPAN FOR IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!!