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Wolfman
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The Curious Case of Mirko 'Cro Cop' Filipovic by Jack Slack Empty The Curious Case of Mirko 'Cro Cop' Filipovic by Jack Slack

Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:50 pm
Good breakdown of Crocop's early technique and comparison to today's Crocop. Worth checking it out if you're a fan.

Preview:

The case of Mirko Filipovic is an interesting one, to many he is one of the top three heavyweight MMA fighters to date, and to many he is a fighter who was severely over-rated and exposed when he stepped onto U.S. soil. Now the second view is idiocy, but legitimate questions have been raised about Cro Cop's rapid decline. As the legitimacy of the UFC heavyweight division's main stars seems to be based around feeding a decrepit Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira to Frank Mir and Cain Velasquez, it seems odd to think that a man who gave Nogueira one of his worst beatings during his prime would be considered over-rated or a fake fighter.

Are there cans on Mirko Cro Cop's record? Of course. It was Japan, and that was the rage. Their fans are quiet and respectful during Mixed Martial Arts bouts, but they love a freak show match every bit as much as U.S. fans do. Furthermore, it was simply the way at that time in MMA. Many detractors are happy to trot out a list of "cans" that Cro Cop fought, but forget to mention in the same breath the even weaker competition that Andre Arlovski, Tim Sylvia and Frank Mir had been fighting over that period.

Besides that, you will be hard pressed to find a fighter who received a tougher test in his early career.

Read the full article here -> http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2012/7/27/3192110/judo-chop-the-curious-case-of-mirko-cro-cop-filipovic

Good ol' days when Crocop was knocking people out like crazy. Here's some soundtrack to listen while reading. Laughing

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Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:53 pm
Great read, thanks for posting. I love everything this guy writes.

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Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:03 am
Cro Cop wanted to reitre back in 2006 and was past his prime when he signed with the UFC. He didnĀ“t know that elbows were allowed and was caught by surprise when Gonzaga elbowed him repetedly in the face on the ground.

Cro Cop was like a fish out of water in the cage, just like most kickboxers would be if they trained in a ring their whole life.
Dapperdoo
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Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:49 am
i like jack slack, his stuff on fedor is great too.
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