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More to come from the Crippler in the next 24 hours out of Winnipeg, but Cleveland’s American-born Croatian, Stipe Miocic, pummeled Roy Nelson Saturday night at UFC 161 to receive a unanimous three round decision. It is the biggest win of Miocic’s career and will propel him up the UFC heavyweight ranks.
Miocic vs. Big Country fight highlights
Here are the weigh-in pictures, as well as video, for light heavyweight Igor Pokrajac and heavyweight Stipe Miocic from Friday night. The two fight Saturday at UFC 161 in Winnipeg, Canada.
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Happy Father’s Day to All ! KUP JE NAŠ !! Good work Stipe ! Bog, Hrvati , Hajduk , i HNS !!!
and Ziva prolly thej random golfer unless it’s that john daly guy.. but i’ve never, ever considered golfing a sport tbh with u.. i’d rather have to shit outta my cock for the rest of mylife than watch a full round of golf
Sorry, who said Nelson’s record sucks? What the actual fuck – have you ever watched him fight before?
so, i am sitting here watching US Open golf action and the COnfed cup……who is the better athlete: the pig that fought Miocic last night or a random PGA golfer?
Remove “pretty much” from your last sentence and you have a winner.
He has a head literally made of granite and an awesome right but clearly you are on the right path.
Roy Nelson wants a heavy weight title shot? I think not. His record sucks, he is too predictable and Stipe pretty much tore him apart.
i always support hrvati……one thing I did forget is that Murray is coming back from injury. This is his forst tounrey since the injury. Only reason I can explain why he is behind.
and by tiebreaker i mean 7-5.. lol..
dont think i’ll stay up but gl marin
Good onya Marin.. wins the first set in a tiebreaker
there u go Ziva he broke back so its level
I know that makes you happy because you always love to support your fellow Hrvati.
(Har har har being sarcastic cos we know you are actually a cunt)
Ziva, i wondered about that, when they introduced him they goldberg said “the croatian” and it actually had me checking if he had changed his representation from u.s.a to croatia because it hought it was odd they said that, good but i mean i hadn’t heard that before, so people will know. There is of course the fact that in many of his previous fights he wore Cro Cop checker pants too, which of course everyone sees and immediately recognises so they would already know him as hrvati from that if they’ve seen previous fights.
Yeh im not expecting Cilic to win but u never know
Plus, Cilic doing what Cilic does…….which means losing easily to the guys above him in the rankings.
This Igor dude needs to go back to Zagreb and become a security guard or work for one of the security companies. He looks the part of a fighter, but one big problem……he cant fight. That was boring.
Nice win for Miocic over that big fat pig. Question, how does Miocic’s win put croatian MMA on the map? He doesn’t fight out of Croatia. According to what was said on the fight he is from Cleveland. He may have croatian bloodlines, but for the average fan tuning into watch organized afterschool fight club, their first thought when seeing him is not “hey this guy is croatian”
Nice win for the guy. Won the first two rounds and then ran around in the final round. Crowd hated that, but that was smart.
Cilic and Murray on court:
for anyone who wants to watch
Much thanks Iggy, Geelong represent also!
Brisbane here compadre..
Waiting up to see Cilic play Murray but the rain is delaying .. how do they ever get any sport done in England with their atrocious weather?
What part of aus are you from? I too hail from the land of aus.
I’ll say this, Big Country during the post fight interview was really humble and respectable, I’ve got mad respect for the man.
and i can tell you that works in australia, because i too am a true blue fair dinkum (lol) aussie my friend
ok i did a search, you can see the full fight here:
fakedan – trying to get any footage of UFC online is.. really really difficult
mmalinker and fightfinder would be your best bet
sorry for the two posts but that video doesn’t seem to like australia! and it seems to be the only source of the video too (that i have come across)
anyone got the fight highlights/entire fight url?
Im pretty sure igor has some sarma as well
SARMA MAKES CHAMPIONS.
I’m real happy about the miocic result. I couldn’t stand big ass Nelson getting another one over a fellow hrvat.
I heard the negative comments before this fight on forums and YouTube as far as they were concerned this was just going to be a lamb to slaughter for Nelson, another K.O stat on his resume. It’s nice to prove the doubters wrong.
As for igor tough luck buddy, back to the drawing board. UFC won’t keep you around much longer. Two L’s in a row now, 1 more and your gone and on the unemployment list.
Branko cikatic is a legend in kickboxing, always entertaining.
But in MMA not so much. He had 3 fights in pride fc, one was stand up rules against some black guy whom branko kicked while on the ground and got DQed. The lump it it on the black guys forehead was like something from WarnerBros.
His second fight was against Maurice smith and got choked out by simple forearm, which he could have defended tilting his head to the side.
His 3rd fight against roid machine Kerr, branko got DQed for holding on to ropes and using his elbow to defend against takedowns.
But his kickboxing record was A class.
“Is anyone else getting spam email from “Denis Svircic”?”
Sorry buddy. Email was hacked.
crippler asked some questions at the post fight interview, good to see u made it in there.
I really thought Miocic didn’t have much of a shot tonight, but WOW that was insane. I haven’t been that excited during a Croatian sporting event since Euro 2008.
When the last two minutes was happening, I was just praying don’t get knocked out Stipe. It was like Croatia-Germany when Croatia was holding on to the lead.
What a f’n performance, no doubt Stipe is in the top ten now. He kept moving and was very sound with his technique. His striking looked so good. Sure his takedowns didn’t really work, but it made Nelson work and it made him tired.
Say what you want about Nelson not having a full training camp, but he thought this was a pushover fight and he could win then fight Daniel Cormier. He took the fight and paid the price. That was remarkable, props to Stipe and this really is a huge moment.
Jimmio was going for the decision. Never looked to finish Igor. Oh well that fight stunk. Raptore is spot on about Igor.
Yup Cikatic is a legend, i think in his first pride fight they gave them stand up only rules. But man his K-1 fight against ernesto hoost and speech after brings a tear to my eyes. Guy was a domoljub to the max. A good hrvat!
ahah remember when Cikatic had a small MMA stint in pride FC, he got choked out via a basic forearm from the mount, lol, & got DQ’d against Mark Roid Machine Kerr for elbows to the head i think it was..
but his kickboxing ability was up there with the best at 1 stage, A true Croatian Hero, i remember him rocking up to his fights with thompson za dom spremni.. how can you not respect the guy
Miocic owned nelson budah belly, stipe dominated him from start to finish, well done Stipe..
as for Igor, was a boring fight, but come on lets be honest, did yo expect anything else, coming from an org like Croatian Top Team , you can’t train with fellow country men & expect to improve, you need to mix it up & train with a variety of fighters with many different strengths & abilities, not the same old chumps
ineed! first ever k-1 champ was Branko Cikatic.. now there was a fucking PSYCHO !! LOL
And for all of u who know nothing about fighting, Croatia has produced some of the best fighters in the world. once again showing why napolean’s statment was valid.
Igor is a good fighter and thats basically it. Talented, had great defense, he older and not going to get much better. Collect those paychecks while u can igor. But for stipe, man he could be big time, we’ll see.
Let me educate u ante B., Stipe’s opponent was heavily favored. He is a top 10 heavyweight in the world. He has never been knocked out, and has killer overhand right. He was talked about contending for the championship with a few more wins, but Stipe put that to rest. Stipe almost knocked this guy out. Dominated all three rounds. This win puts stipe on the map. Big time win for stipe.
he was #5 previous to the fight ante
Where does Stipe’s opponent rank on the totem pole of fighters? Was this guy close to the top or a scrub? Pardon my ignorance.
Igor is an animal but its hard to do fuck all when a guy lays on you and hold u on the fence. Sure you gotta get better position but should of been stood up a lot more then it did
to be fair to igor he doesnt have many weapons if we’re honest
nelson was ranked as #5 before wasnt he?
Crippler can you help me understand the Igor fight? It didn’t seem like he gave a shit, and I mean no disrespect to Igor. It’s just what it looked like.
Fuck yah Stipe put Croats back on the map for mma with that win
yeah he’ll be getting regular top fights from now hopefully.. this really puts him firmly on the map now
What’s funny is that the MMA forums we’re wondering why Big Country was fighting the no-body. I guess Stipe isn’t a no-body anymore.
Stipe wooped fat asses ass, bravo stipe!!!! samo naprid!!!
told you he would do better than crocop
he did that in a canter.. EASY win
WOW that was impressive
YESSS good work stipe.. great technical fight !
Another perfect round
stipe dishing out a belting here.. good to see
tbh igor is not really… well hes average at best so that was no surprise at all.. expected.. stipe is the one we wanted to see belive me.. anyhting could happen this fight
I almost felt like Igor threw the fight, but I’ve never done any of that stuff.
i still think jimmo won just from going forward more
judges decision.. coming up
Wow, Jimmo did nothing on top the whole time
I have no idea about UFC stuff so can someone explain to me what the F happened?
Haha yup, good close to the round
lol ufc coverage has a translator so they can listen into pokrajac’s camp now?
Lets go Igor!!! Hopefully well get at least one win tonight
This may be better: http://popstreams.eu/stream3.html
oh.. i tried to post a stream above but got the too many comments thing sorry.. yeah just click boxing/ufc at the top
OK I found a good stream.
@Iggy. I’ve looked on firstrow and can’t find it, can you post a link?
Even a broken clock is right two times a day. I agree with RP. Well said but may he still choke on zvezda’s cock. How long until he breaks his ekavica dialect? I see he’s forcing the zagrebacka spreha
just in case anyoneo wants a stream:
Cilic wins again.. final vs Murray.. he always loses to murray tho
UFC card just getting underway can stream it at firstrow
How much of that interview was sour grapes that RP didn’t replace Bilic?
I agree with RP.
Is anyone else getting spam email from “Denis Svircic”?
i’m comin to your backyard bitch, sammir owes prosinecki money, Robert sold sammir red dye for his hair and told him he would play better, naturally he is upset, he didn’t play better and wouldn’t pay up.
not organized backyard fight club related…………I agree with Zuti on this…………http://www.index.hr/sport/clanak/prosinecki-sammir-nije-zasluzio-poziv-a-nije-normalno-da-halilovic-igra-samo-zato-da-ne-bi-odabrao-bih/683493.aspx
once Roy discovers sarma he’s finished!
Roy looks like his going the hotdog eating contest.
ground and pound Stipe…
debeli is goin down, lets go Stipe!