Croatian-American UFC heavyweight Stipe Miocic has told CroatianSports.com’s ‘Crippler’ that he will be fighting MMA veteran Gabriel Gonzaga on January 25th at UFC on FOX 10 from Chicago, Illinois. Gonzaga knocked out Croatian fighting legend Mirko ‘CroCop’ at UFC 98 with a kick to the head.
Miocic is looking to continue his momentum in the UFC heavyweight division to eventually earn a title shot. More to come from the Crippler on this fight in the next few weeks.
yes indeed i love these reports as well keep them up and us updated please.
I agree with you david he is not on their level but if he can some how win this next fight it will be huge huge for him and somehow have a good match up with the next fighter and pull off a nice “surprising” win he can be in the title fight picture for sure. I know its a long shot and i have big ambitious for this guy but Dana White would def give him a shot if he keeps up form and keeps getting “surprise” wins
Keep up the reports, love reading them.
Yah the Cro with that head kick is good friends with Igor Pokrajacs old bjj coach that i know. Ivica Truscek has been up and down on the euro mma circuit so hopefully he gets a chance on the big stage. As for Reljic all the talent in the world but lost his last fight and hasnt done anything to warrant a return to the ufc
Yah I dont post much about any of the other sports because to be honest Im very busy. Ive played soccer since I was 4 and follow everything going on w the repka and players. To be honest I keep an eye on any Cro in any sport. Ill try and throw a few posts on other sports for you in the future hahaha.
For sure Stipe has to take it slow but with Daniel Cormier out of the picture now and Cain fighting Werdum,Barnett,Browne and Overeem all fighting soon. It is opening up and Stipe is getting better and better. Dont look at that Struve fight shit happened there that I cant comment on here.
“zivas dad will kick ziva in the head for you if you pay him”
I have only one thing to say to this, and it is as follows:
that was a nice knockout.. but we are lacking in MMA at the moment and i think even k1 which is disappointing.. I wanna see more Hrvati come thru the ranks..
I mean wtf ever happened to Goran Reljic ?? Promising as all fuck in his first UFC fight against wilson gay-gayer and then he went to the dogs.. disappointment central
zivas dad will kick ziva in the head for you if you pay him
Nice head kick from Ivica, that’s exatly how i fight, just kidding but i would love to be able to do that here and there, maybe to ziva, nah his head is to big my foot would break.laugh out loud.
another cro fighter with a nice knockout, crocop style
Just checked the top 10 in HWD and in my opinion at this point the only people he can perhaps beat is frank mir and josh barnett. I think he may have a fighters chance against brown and silva but anyone else would put a beat down on him. I am proud of him and i don’t need him to be the champion to say that. Good boxing and wrestling and suspect cardio/ endurance can only take you so far. I would be scared for him to fight Junior, cormier, cain or werdum those dudes are elite.
I do agree stipe may be closer than we think but what i was trying to get at his not at that level yet. Just because he beat big country doesnt mean his at thAt level. There is such big drop off in talent beyond top 5. I love stipe but his not well rounded yet. He he got in the ring now or soon with cain, werdum, overeem, brown they would all beat him. He lost to struvre and looked good in the first round than had no gas for the second round. He fought a big country who had no training camp. Regardless big country has huge heart but never was a fighter in great shape. My point is i hope fights lesser guys more because he cant compete with big boys. He needs to take baby steps.
Croatian Crippler I have a question for you…
How come you only seem to post in the UFC threads (that you create). I realize that’s your gig and all …and you do a fantastic job at it.
But how come you don’t comment on soccer games?
In other words…..yes….I’m comparing your Croatian-ness ranking to others.
You can tell Fifa is run like a sect, a hierarchy of politics and agendas fused with sports. Fining for a patriotic slogan that has its roots go back hundreds of years? Was he wearing a Hitler, Mussolini or Milan Nedic tshirt?, a tshirt promoting anything or any acts towards anybody? Racist? What a scam. You know what Fifa should ban? people like this guy….http://winterheart-zombieboy.blogspot.ca/2013/04/doctor-saves-rijeka-football-club-from.html
…who are making soccer matches look like freak shows. (pssst, guess what? It’s not even hair, it fucking rope on your head) You want to ban things ban those muslim players from praying before matches on the field which you see all the time now. ? Do you know who else prays like that?…those people who blew up the world trade center buildings, the taliban before mortaring in afghanistan, before blowing up people, before rocket attacks on civilians in Israel, those people threatening mass destructioon and death to Europe and you. Platini needs to get it right, his country of france is going to be majority muslims, africans and taliban in another 20 years, that’s probably what they want Croatia to look like, ppl like that should step aside and get into politics or open up a kebab stand and stay out of sports. what a fucking joke.
well he is 10-1 at the moment only loss coming before he beat Big Country roy nelson and that fight he lost still got fight of the night it was real brawl. If he beat Gonzaga and the next fighter i dont see why not, Gonzaga has won his last i think something like 5out last 6 fights. Stipe at the moment is i think like 9th ranked heavyweight, with a win he may jump to 6th and with another good win over lets say Daniel Cormier or Fabricio Werdum or even big foot i dont see why not. Even tho its an extremely long shot for our fellow country man.
You talking bout the kick ko by Ivica Truscek?
I think Miocic is closer to a title shot then most people think. He is ranked in the top ten and Gonzaga has been unstoppable since his return to the ufc. Gonzaga also has that name value so if Stipe can beat him easily he should get a top 5 guy. If he wins that also and the way the division is looking he may be at the right place right time plus a very good record doesnt hurt
anybody see the 15 second knockout by some hrvat… ivica t something
Will Triple HHH vs. Brock Lesnar be the undercard?
Time to get revenge on this fucking huge ape of a cunt for what he did to mirko !
Lets go stipe make us proud. ‘!!
Stipe is not close to a title fight. He still needs to beat top 5 guys. Even beating gonzaga will not be a really a step forward. He needs to beat better ranked fighters. This fight to me is more like a side step than a step forward. But this the right fight for him to take since he needs to become better ana more well rounded before he takes on the other guys. Lets hope he avenges crop cops embarrassing loss with a KO.
yes most likely hes not ready to be in the main event unless he fights a top class fighter, def co-event worthy and def a good fight, if he is to win i see a title shot in the very very near future probably after another win 🙂
They haven’t announced yet but I think it will be probably co mainevent as benson henderson former champ is on the card.
Nice! Can t wait for this one!
Will this be the headline fight of the night?