Fourteen months has passed since we last seen the Croatian legend Mirko CroCop compete in Mixed Martial Arts. Mirko’s last outing in mixed martial arts was a third round loss to Roy Nelson under the UFC brand.
Filipovic stepped back into the sport on New Year’s Eve in Japan, and gave his fans a more positive memory to remember him by.
The Croatian faced Shinichi Suzukawa (former sumo champion) in the IGF Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2012 show.It took Cro Cop just 78 seconds to secure a submission victory via arm bar.
With the win CroCop has went 3-0 in K1 Kickboxing and 1-0 in MMA since his departure from the UFC. Can the legend make a succesful return to the sport and a possible return to the Octagon?
We will see what 2013 brings for Croatian athletes worldwide.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the readers and people involved in making Croatiansports.com what it is today. I would also like to apologize for not contributing as much to the site in 2012 as it was a very busy year for me. I promise to make a return in 2013 and provide readers with all the latest news,interviews and exclusives regarding Croatian combat sports.
Also would like to give my congrats to Drago Pavletic on his recent engagement.
Written by Mike “Croatian Crippler” Rozic
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