The Croatian MMA and Kickboxing legend has officially called it a career and announced his retirement today. Filipovic is going out on a high note after dominating the Rizin Open Weight Grand Prix and winning the title on New Years Eve. CroCop had to defeat three opponents in less then 72 hours and two of them occurred on the same night. The 42 year old looked like a … [Read more...] about END OF A LEGENDARY CAREER
Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipović
It appears the legendary Croatian fighter Mirko "CroCop" Filipovic has called it quits after over 20 years in proffesional combat sports. Yesterday morning Filipovic announced his withdrawl from his up coming fight and subsequent retirement from the sport. “Unfortunately I had to cancel the fight in Seoul,” the Croatian fighter wrote on his website, … [Read more...] about End To A Legendary Career UPDATED
The Cripplers Pit will serve as a monthly update on all things happening in the world of Croatian mixed martial arts. If you are a Croatian fighter or you have news on anything in regards to Croatian mixed martial arts feel free to send me a message and I will add it to my monthly report. Mirko "CroCop" Filipovic The resurgence of CroCop in the UFC is in full … [Read more...] about The Cripplers Pit Part 1
Mirko CroCop Filipovic will face the Brazilian Gabriel Gonzaga in Krakow, Poland on April 11th, 2015 as part of the UFC Fight Night 64 event. Gonzaga holds a devastating head kick knock out of Mirko back at UFC 70 and also took his title shot in the process. This has to be the Croatians worst and most devastating defeat to date and now he has a chance to avenge that loss in … [Read more...] about The Call Has Been Made!
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 … [Read more...] about CroCop Back In The UFC!!!!!!!
It was a memorable night in Zagreb, Croatia Friday night as 15,000 Croatians packed Arena Zagreb to witness history. In attendance were fellow Croatian sportsmen Mario Mandzukic and Goran Ivanisevic to watch fighting legend Mirko "CroCop" Filipovic win the K1 World Grand Prix Championship. The aging Filipovic (38 years old) secured the title with a unanimous decision win over … [Read more...] about History made in Zagreb
History will be made in Zagreb, Croatia on March 15th, 2013. It will be the first time a combat sport event of this magnitude will be held in Croatia. It is also the first time the K1 Grandprix finals has been held outside of Japan. This event could lead to other big name companies such as the UFC to take a look at Croatia as a potential venue for an event if all goes well. The … [Read more...] about K1 Grand Prix in Zagreb, CroCop in Final 8
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 … [Read more...] about Crocop ends 2012 with return to MMA
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