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 UFC brings back MMA legend Mirko Cro Cop

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PostSubject: UFC brings back MMA legend Mirko Cro Cop   Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:39 pm

The master of the left head kick is coming back to the UFC.

Mirko Cro Cop, a legendary knockout artist from his days in PRIDE, has been re-signed by the UFC after four years away. UFC president Dana White confirmed the news with MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani. It was initially reported on Twitter by journalist John Joe O'Regan.

Cro Cop, 40, didn't have a great first run with the UFC. Actually, it wouldn't be unfair to call it disappointing given all the hype behind him coming from PRIDE. The Croatian went 4-6 under the UFC banner from 2007 to 2011 with three fights in Japan in between. He never beat a true contender in the heavyweight division.

Cro Cop (30-11-2, 1 NC) was primed for a UFC heavyweight title shot after knocking out Eddie Sanchez in his debut. But he famously was knocked out by Gabriel Gonzaga via Cro Cop's trademark left head kick, eliminating him from title contention. Cro Cop, whose real name is Mirko Filipovic, never got back into title contention.

The former K-1 champion's name came up just last week. Bellator MMA president Scott Coker was asked if the organization was interested in signing Cro Cop and he said they had "several discussions" with him about coming back to the United States. Evidently, the UFC beat Bellator to the punch. Or the left high kick, if you will.

Cro Cop is coming off two straight victories in Japan over Satoshi Ishii, the latest on Dec. 31 via TKO (head kick and punches). He is 3-1 since leaving the UFC, but not against the best competition. Cro Cop departed the UFC after three straight losses to Roy Nelson, Brendan Schaub and Frank Mir.




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PostSubject: Re: UFC brings back MMA legend Mirko Cro Cop   Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:41 pm

love crocop but i think he would be better off kickboxing.
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PostSubject: Re: UFC brings back MMA legend Mirko Cro Cop   Wed Jan 21, 2015 3:20 pm

Would it be mean to have him fight Brock Lesnar to welcome him back.
Because I would certainly watch that fight.

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PostSubject: Re: UFC brings back MMA legend Mirko Cro Cop   Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:15 pm

well.....atleast its not going to be exactly like his first run.....now he knows what the competition is like and the caliber of fighter he will be up against....lets hope hes made some adjustments in his game and doesn't expect to walk through everybody.
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PostSubject: Re: UFC brings back MMA legend Mirko Cro Cop   Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:33 pm

It made me sick watching him bet KO'd by Brendan fucking Schaub.

I'm not sure I love this idea.
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PostSubject: Re: UFC brings back MMA legend Mirko Cro Cop   Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:54 am

@Triggerman99 wrote:
It made me sick watching him bet KO'd by Brendan fucking Schaub.

I'm not sure I love this idea.

I was actually at that fight. A little bit of me died that night...
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PostSubject: Re: UFC brings back MMA legend Mirko Cro Cop   Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:40 pm

crocop looks to have packed on some muscle and he looked huge at his last fight on nye. i think thats smart because he always looked pretty small in the cage. however i dont know how his chin would hold up. id like to see him fight big nog, arlovski, overeem, or brock
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PostSubject: Re: UFC brings back MMA legend Mirko Cro Cop   Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:40 pm

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crocop looks to have packed on some muscle and he looked huge at his last fight on nye. i think thats smart because he always looked pretty small in the cage. however i dont know how his chin would hold up. id like to see him fight big nog, arlovski, overeem, or brock



Dude you are a genius !!!!!! Pitbull vs Crocop!!!!!! make it happen Dana!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: UFC brings back MMA legend Mirko Cro Cop   Thu Jan 22, 2015 2:53 pm

that would be a pretty solid fight.. id like to see rampage also go up a class and fight crocop
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PostSubject: Re: UFC brings back MMA legend Mirko Cro Cop   Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:10 pm

CroCop vs Gonzaga 2 booked.
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PostSubject: Re: UFC brings back MMA legend Mirko Cro Cop   Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:10 pm

Whoops someone posted already sorry
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