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Alistair Overeem Calls Cro Cop a Faker?

(‘This is my hammer. I call her Sheila. You do not want to make Sheila angry.’)

Knees to the groin aside, Alistair Overeem isn’t buying Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic‘s claims that he could not continue during last night’s Dream.6 bout. Cro Cop’s anguish looked pretty genuine, and Overeem’s knees seemed intent on finding his testicles, but Fighters Only reports that the Dutchman thinks dude was faking it in order to get out of a beating:

“Tonight I was kicking his ass, I destroyed him. …The first knee was in the crotch but the second was not. CroCop just didn’t want to fight anymore.”

“I think he underestimated me, but if he wants to fight again, I’ll fight him again. I’d like to finish him.”

Overeem was dominating the fight. That much seems apparent, though Cro Cop would have us believe that he was just biding his time and waiting for the right moment to stop getting his ass kicked.

But whatever you think of Cro Cop and his ethical code, that knee strike was clearly in the groin neighborhood. A cursory examination of the video evidence proves that much. Even if Overeem feels that he didn’t get him right on the buttons, as it were, he’s got to concede that Cro Cop might have been just a little extra sensitive in the testicular region at that point in the fight, seeing as how he’d already been nailed there. Nobody likes to see a fight end like that, especially the guy who leaves the ring with one of his testicles inside his body, but let’s give him the benefit of the doubt on this one.

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Mirko Crocop #1- April 2, 2009 at 1:36 pm
Mirko are still # 1 . in my eyes you can beat anyone. Your oppnents have just had some sports luck. Dont worry Mirko no matter what happens in the future i will always admire you. You are the biggest inspiration in my life. As well as Royce Gracie. ...........Now Alistair steroided out
dutch peace of better get off them drugs because you are so obvious......i guess the roids are a real motivation factor question Alistair......why didnt you challenge Mirko in Pride FC.....Were you scared........ Why did you wait so long.......wait i know why.....its because you AINT trying to fight the Mirko Crocop of Pride FC......he would of kicked your head off thats dutch fag......Alistair you suck and you can never do what Mirko did. Mirko looks better physically and his wins are 100 times more impressive than yours.....and i cant wait for Bonjasky to beat your ass........who do you think you are joining the k1 you will never be that good of a striker you fag.
bas- March 9, 2009 at 7:24 am
dangada dangada dang!
Skyler- October 21, 2008 at 9:32 am
ouch Says:

September 23rd, 2008 at 6:27 pm
overeem must have been studying bas ruttens self defense tape, knee to the balls danga danga

I am not sure about the rest of you guys but that comment cracked me up:P Maybe when those two square off Oveerem will try another Bas Rutten defense technique....Heel to the balls anyone?
diesel 34- September 24, 2008 at 11:52 pm
how about overeem subtly calling out fedor who sat ringside? i'm number 1 and will face any challenger? okay tough guy, try the russian experiment on for size. see what happens when he snaps off one of your limbs, then see how much trash you talk big boy. also, you kneed him in the sack 3 times dimwit, did you really think that even if he could fight on he wouldn't have complained after you had beaten him? get a clue
scorpio- September 24, 2008 at 11:10 pm
I think overeem is scared to have a stand up match with cro cop.That's why he kept close and tried stayin on the ground,hopefully cro cop will heal and kick overeem in his vagina,or better yet get pounded like a bitch by fedor
Renn- September 23, 2008 at 5:26 pm
I just watched the fight on YouTube. Cro Cop was definately not winning that fight. But who knows what condition he was in after he started taking nut shots. The resolution on YouTube was not the best but it looks like Cro Cop took three knees to the junk and one foot to the junk. And that was right from the get go.
That ref should be retrained or fired and Overeem should learn to fight like a man.

Overeem was definately bigger, stronger and faster. If he didn't fight like a little girl he could have taken home a decision at least. He probably would have TKO'd Cro Cop from GNP.

Cro Cop is lucky that he has no hair, Overeem would probably have been pulling it.
EC- September 23, 2008 at 4:20 pm
Overeem needs an ego check in the worst way. He's arrogant, talks crap all the time, carries a giant hammer around... the list goes on. Fedor will mash a little humility into his noggin; he's good at that.
Faust- September 23, 2008 at 2:17 pm
this guy is a looser.

hes the type that never think's he's wrong, he knee'd CroCop in the groin too many times, he should of been disqualified.
Mirjitsu- September 23, 2008 at 1:10 pm
It must suck to fight a guy that would rather play with your balls than hit you in the face.
MMAFan- September 23, 2008 at 1:03 pm
Set the record straight called for Fedor to beatdown Overeem's ass in the future. Sergei could do the job right now--he's already signed with DREAM and he accomplished as much in his last fight against the Dutchman.

In spite of his invitation to accept all comers to prove that he is #1 in DREAM, Overeem would find some excuse not to accept a match against Fedor, in which case who is the real "faker"?
LukeTheDuke- September 23, 2008 at 10:34 am
I used to really like Allistair but after this whole ordeal I've lost respect for him. to me he is the dutch version of Tim Sylvia, Lanky, a slow, too tall, stupid, verbal diarrhea-ing, doofus. How many times has Overeem been hit in the pills in succession? I think 3 knees to the balls is good enough and I would've fishhooked overeem for that shit.
ballkneeer- September 23, 2008 at 10:09 am
lets all knee allistair 3 times in the nuts and see how hes thinking then.they only people who wouldve continued are the ones with small dicks and little balls hahaha...
maroon- September 23, 2008 at 8:25 am
Overeem hates cro cop so much he doesn't want baby cro cops to come about. Talk about eeeevil.

After those groin shots even I would KTFO cro cop through bitch slapping.
Mata- September 23, 2008 at 7:50 am
he had a surgery on his knee a that's becuause he had that on his knees dangerfield. and that was a cheap shot from overeem, he should have been disqualificted for that nutt shots.
dangerfield- September 23, 2008 at 5:51 am
I'd like to know what overeem weighed in that fight. Mirko is either psyching himself out or he is getting older and feeling it. Notice CC's knees.
brewcrewboozer- September 23, 2008 at 2:42 am
Two words for cro cop GATE KEEPER
KellenAvalanche- September 23, 2008 at 2:37 am
He was getting nailed in the balls so hard. Fuck that shit, it would hurt so bad and totally mess up any momentum, even if he hardly had any at the time(s). It was a bummer that the fight could not have had a better conclusion though.
Set the record straight- September 23, 2008 at 2:00 am
Hey, Mirko got up from the first ball buster and continued to fight, Overeem obviously didn't give a shit about being a little more careful and so he nailed him again. He was def winning the fight but blew his opportunity to finish it by beating crocop within the rules so its his tough luck that it was declared a no contest ( I doubt overeem would have the same faker viewpoint if crocop squared him twice ) Overeem is def a force to be reckoned with but hearing these types of comments from him just makes me hope for a beatdown of his ass by Fedor sometime in the future, you would never have seen Fedor just lay there and get pounded on, he would have been slappin arm bars on Overeem from the get go till it was arm crackin time.

Just as a side note, Crocop does absolutely terrible against black fighters! what the hell is with that anyways??
mikey- September 23, 2008 at 1:48 am
Crocop was getting his ass kicked, but this shows how intelligent Overeem is. After jamming his knee in Crocop's groin a few times, you'd think Allistair would try to go upstairs.

If you want to talk about heart, look at some of Overeem's work in his losses. Not saying that Crocop looks right, but Overeem is an idiot for continually going to this area.
mikey- September 23, 2008 at 1:48 am
Crocop was getting his ass kicked, but this shows how intelligent Overeem is. After jamming his knee in Crocop's groin a few time, you'd think Allistair would try to go upstairs.

If you want to talk about heart, look at some of Overeem's work in his losses. Not saying that Crocop looks right, but Overeem is an idiot for continually going to this area.
ouch- September 23, 2008 at 12:27 am
overeem must have been studying bas ruttens self defense tape, knee to the balls danga danga
9mm- September 23, 2008 at 12:16 am
I hope Overeem gets knocked out in comical fashion, like he usually does, for his shit talking and ball kneeing.
crocops testicles- September 23, 2008 at 12:09 am
im fine, didnt even hurt
Anonymous- September 22, 2008 at 11:58 pm
yea taking a Nut shot via lethal Overeem Knees definitely would make anyone quit. i know i'd be hurting.

Also, if you watch many matches, where there were low blows, the fighter lose their rythm and are not quite the same anymore.

Not to say Cro Cop was in the match..
Cro Cup deez Nutz- September 22, 2008 at 11:47 pm
I'm sure you know what it's like to even get tapped in the testicle region--it can hurt. Now imagine a barrage of knees from a 250lb trained MMA fighter in the groin area, even with a cup...that will bring you down and I don't care who you are.