News broke earlier today via various MMA media outlets that Croatian Fighting Legend Mirko CroCop Filipovic had resigned with the UFC.
Earlier in the week Scott Coker president of Bellator MMA announced that he was interested in signing the Croatian heavyweight fighter and was in talks to secure him in the organization. I guess that interview put the UFC brass on alert and the call to CroCop was made.To date there has been no terms or announcements regarding his new contract from the UFC officially but the news had come from someone within the organization.
Mirko’s last MMA fight was a head kick knockout over Japanese Olympic medalist Satoshi Ishii at the beggining of the year in Japan. He lloked impressive in that fight but Ishii is not a UFC caliber heavyweight.
With Mirko Crocop Filipovic return to the UFC imminent who would you like to see him face in his first bout? Do you think it was a good move by the UFC and for Mirko to return?
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Gonzaga is gonna destroy him. Gonzaga hasn’t aged as much as CC has. And the memory of how the last fight ended has got to be circulating in CC’s head.
Well like I said in the article I wrote (the one and only) cro-cop lost his reflexes. That article was in 2011.
He’s going to get murdered, and the funny thing is I think he has a chance against brock. Lesnar had a disease that fucked up his gut, and that takes a toll on you. Also lesnar does not like getting hit. If crocop just keeps his hands busy I think he can beat a Lesnar.
Everyone else annihilates him. I predicted Roy Nelson would wear out CC in the original article.
Its Official Mirko Cro Cop vs Gonzaga 2 is happening at the Poland event.
OMG. That’s all I have to say. I will watch his fight(s).
Another thing to consider…….they test for performance enhancing drugs in the UFC version of after school organized backyard fight club.
Think they can bring back Eddie Sanchez?
The game has changed since the 1990s. Mirko will not be able to complete. He has a number of fights before he retired and for the most part he looked slow and weak. Just look at his legs. They are half the size they were 15 years ago. His monster kicks are gone. This is just a money grab and it will taint his legacy.
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That was posted by Mirko himself today. If you can’t read Cro i guess use some sort of translate.
UFC did make it official. .. But it’s a bad move for Crocop. .. none the less best of luck to our stari djeda http://m.ufc.ca/news/Cro-Cop-Returns-to-the-Octagon
Cro Cop vs. Randy Couture
Gonzaga would be a match Cro Cop would be motivated for because of the loss, Also Noguiera would be a good match to avenge his past loss and dare I say Mark Hunt because we know that match won’t go to the ground
That fight would absolutely sicken me. Lesnar is a 275-280 pound absolute freak of nature. He would absolutely obliterate a 235-240 pound kickboxer in Cro Cop. That matchup would be really tough to watch. Lesnar would close the distance immediately and Cro Cop would be screwed. The biggest heavyweight of all-time against one of the most undersized heavyweights of all-time. That would absolutely suck.
he will fight miocic for the title then its gonna be a real cro vs us immigrants championship match!!!
I could honestly see them pairing him up with Brock if he resigns with the UFC to once the WWE contract is done in April i think
Cro Cop vs Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania would have me pay 9.99 or whatever the hell they charge now.
I mean why doesn’t he just go into the WWE at this point?
He will win the UFC heavyweight title
Maybe he’ll drop down to light heavyweight and fight CM Punk?
Oh this is a such a fucking joke.
I don’t like to tell a grown man what to do with his life especially when i’m no model citizen, after what he has done I will allways support Mirko. Telling someone to worry about his health while knocking back a bottle of bourbon doesn’t make sense to me, or maybe i’m the only one that drinks.
He’s not getting my money!
maybe he looks at it as a six-figure pay day is worth the humiliation.
A Cro Cop vs Gabriel Gonzaga fight makes sense.
Both careers are long over, but there is at least a story there regarding their past fight. Neither fighter is overmatched by the other at this point in their careers, so it could be pretty even.
But if they put him against a young fighter who is hungry, or anyone that is semi-decent and in their prime, Cro Cop would be setting himself up for embarrassment.
Fuckin cro cop really putting his long term health on the line.
Hope he just fights the old guys like nogueira. He has no chance anymore. His an old rocky. The lion inside him has died. All that is left is brain cells that will disappear with all the punches he takes.
Its going to hurt watching him get his ass kicked.
As the Ted DiBiase once said……everyone has a price.
He’ll, I’ll watch to get a good laugh. Hopefully some of that money will go to his coaches and team. Dude is considered to be very frugal, I mean worse than Kukoc – and that is saying something.
Are those exclamation points for the amount of unnecessary punches he’s going to take? Just let him fight Big Nog in a nostalgia fight and that’s it. Maybe Gonzaga too if he wants. Other than that, I don’t want to see him get smashed by someone like Mitrione or even Schaub.
Why? just so he can get stomped out again? He was too old in his mid thirties for ufc never mind now that he’s 40 if not on the brink of being so. Just trying to make a buck I guess
he should be returning to the retirement home not the octagon
he’s gonna get fucked up