Paid Members wandshogun09 Posted April 2, 2017 Paid Members Share Posted April 2, 2017 "Right leg hospital, left leg cemetery" - Mirko Motherfucking Cro Cop I was going to just post this in the Past Fights thread but balls to it. This is brilliant. The Fall and Rise of Mirko Cro Cop... It's about half an hour long but it's well worth watching. Covers his runs through K-1, Pride, UFC, GLORY, DREAM, IGF, Rizin, the lot. So many ups and downs. Nice little teaser at the end for a Fedor rematch as well. What a career. Cro Cop is a fucking iron man. Fucking love Cro Cop. The man's lived about four lives. Croatian army, Croatian anti terror unit, politician, K-1 kickboxer, MMA legend. He should do a book. Absolutely terrifying in his prime. When I first started watching MMA Cro Cop was at his peak. It was right around the time he had that clash of the titans with Fedor in 2005. He was like a real life smaller version of Ivan Drago to me. Just a stone cold killer who kicking everyone's head off. I was still very much a pro wrestling fan then so the fact that Mirko actually had a 'finishing move' endeared him to me and he was instantly one of my favourites. He seems a good guy as well. One of the more underrated MMA interviews for me. He doesn't speak much but when he does it's worth a listen. He can be funny as fuck as well. One of my favourite Cro Cop moments was him stealing the show at the press conference for the Pat Barry fight in the UFC years ago. For a guy who often said he didn't enjoy being in front of the media, he was great that day joking around and cracking everyone up. I'm hoping he retires this year. It's been a solid 20+ years now and he's fought top of the top level fighters in kickboxing and MMA throughout that time. He's got nothing left to prove and I'd say avenging that loss to Gonzaga in the UFC, then winning that GP in Japan last year...you can't ask for a much better way to end it. Sounds like he's open to a Fedor rematch though before he hangs up the checkered shorts for good so maybe do that in Bellator or Rizin and leave it there. Hopefully. It sounds like he's ready to move on but you never know. Cro Cop's almost been a lifer in this. I'm not sure how he'll adjust to being a 'civilian' again. Anyway your favourite Cro Cop memories, links, quotes, videos etc in here. Show some appreciation for the Croatian Sensation. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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