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
For the first time in the short history of the Ultimate Fighter series we will have a Croatian fighter as part of the cast. His name is Vladimir "Vlado or Sunshine" Sikic (10-0-1). The man known as "Sunshine" couldn't of picked a better season to showcase his skills on. This season pinned as the Ultimate Fighter 22 USA vs Europe will feature the popular Irishman and Interim … [Read more...] about The Cripplers Pit Part 1 Continued
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
A few weeks ago, UFC president Dana White, told the media it would be either Andrei Arlovski or Stipe Miocic next in line for a crack at the UFC Heavyweight Champion Fabricio Werdum. There has been speculation for weeks on who would get the next Heavyweight Title shot. Many believed Arlovski or Junior Dos Santos should be next and others would argue for Miocic or for a … [Read more...] about WHO’S NEXT?
UFC Heavyweight Stipe Miocic returned from Croatia last week after helping CroCop train for his fight against Gabriel Gonzaga in Poland on April 11th. CroCop defeated the Brazilian in the 3rd Round by TKO. CroatianSports.com's own Croatian Crippler caught up with Miocic on his return home via Skype interview to talk about his trip and time with CroCop in Zagreb. Miocic … [Read more...] about Miocic Returns From Croatia, Off to Australia
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!!!!!!!
Croatian-American UFC heavyweight Stipe Miocic took care of business in 35 seconds Saturday night in Brazil against Fabio Maldonado. Miocic was originally supposed to fight Junior dos Santos in a bout that could have seen the winner get a title shot. However, dos Santos picked up an injury and the UFC gave Miocic the Main Event card against Brazilian Fabio Maldonado, who … [Read more...] about Miocic handles Maldonado in 35 seconds
“The Duke” returns to the Octagon this Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 32 in Goiania, Brazil. Pokrajac will face the hometown favorite Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante in a light heavyweight bout. This match could be 'do or die' for Pokrajac’s career in the UFC. The Croatian light heavyweight is technically 0-3 in his last three bouts, one being an overturned loss to Joey Beltran … [Read more...] about “The Duke” looking for a win in Brazil
The Croatian slugger Igor Pokrajac is the latest addition to November's recently announced UFC Fight Night 32 event in Brazil. The Croatian Light Heavyweight will face a very tough opponent in Rafael 'Feijao' Cavalcante. The Brazilian is an ex Strikeforce World Champion but he is still looking for his first victory inside the Octagon since his debut KO loss to Thiago … [Read more...] about Pokrajac gets shot at ex-champ, Miocic moving up?