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Cro Cop Enlists Giant Croatian Basketball Player to Prep for Hong Man Choi


That tall son-of-a-bitch you see on the right is Franjo Arapovic, a former Croatian basketball star who scored silver medals at the 1988 and 1992 Olympics. And he’s been brought in to replicate Hong Man Choi‘s pituitary freakishness as Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic prepares for their showdown on New Year’s Eve. So how did he get the gig? As FreeFightVideos translates:

“Franjo is the tallest man I know. Only three centimeters shorter and ten kilo grams lighter than my opponent. I‘m able to simulate Choi’s height and feel his weight” said Cro Cop.

Fair enough, but I still think Cro Cop should have ponied up a little more money to hire Yao Ming. You can beat up Croatian basketball centers for months, but it won’t really prepare you for the sight of a seven-foot-tall Asian person.

Some rather-awesome pics of Cro Cop armbarring and head-kicking poor Franjo are after the jump. You know you wanna see that.

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Randy- December 27, 2008 at 2:10 am
i thought it wasn't mma rules
BuckWild- December 26, 2008 at 8:45 pm
Mirco will chop him down like a redwood !
Anonymous- December 25, 2008 at 7:44 am
cro cop wins by cross legged armbar
Anonymous- December 25, 2008 at 7:29 am
I love that show but.... no... not at all, unless u mean the basketball player, he looks like a freakishly tall marshall w/ a slightly deformed face lol
Anonymous- December 25, 2008 at 5:46 am
Alistar- December 24, 2008 at 10:09 pm
That has to be the worst armbar I have ever seen in my life. DON'T CROSS YOUR FEET!!! Where is he learning his submissions? The Croatian olympic basketball team?
Anonymous- December 24, 2008 at 1:13 pm
Yeah that kid in the second picture is really creepy. Reminds me of the grudge or something. BLAAAAAH
AnonymousPER- December 24, 2008 at 10:33 am
At least Overeem did Cro Cop a favor and make him lose his balls. Now Cro Cop can keep almost vertically
Anonymous- December 24, 2008 at 8:59 am
That would be a dong bar.
Cory- December 23, 2008 at 11:23 pm
Cro Cop by head kick knockout first round.

Anonymous- December 23, 2008 at 10:18 pm
I wonder if he managed to land a guy that actually has less skill than HMC. Probably a close call.
SARS- December 23, 2008 at 8:09 pm
5- December 23, 2008 at 7:32 pm
LOL @ Perdew... hella old reference
Adam Bomb- December 23, 2008 at 7:10 pm
Cro Cop's gonna tear the shit out of that big fat baby Hong Man Choi. Left high kick FTW.
Walrus- December 23, 2008 at 6:33 pm
was Abe Lincoln relevant? -- I know he's been dead for years, but doesn't the mention of his name hold any water? Yes
Anonymous- December 23, 2008 at 5:12 pm
If Cro Cop KO's that cat with a head kick I will eat my copy of "Cro Cop: Beyond Reality"
Wiskey Pete- December 23, 2008 at 5:12 pm
If Cro Cop KO's that cat with a head kick I will eat my copy of "Cro Cop: Beyond Reality"
BM2- December 23, 2008 at 5:01 pm
With both of nuts safely encased inside his body, Cro Cop realised that he suddenly gained superhuman flexibility.
Busta!- December 23, 2008 at 4:51 pm
I'm surprised to see Cro Cop with a knee brace!
Poop Chute- December 23, 2008 at 2:43 pm
That first picture looks like it was taken after a father and son committed a Deliverance-style raping.
Mirko: "I done good Pa?"
Franjo: "Yeah boy, you done good."
Let's hope the victim was Greg Kelly.
Alen- December 23, 2008 at 2:23 pm
Crocop is gonna be cocky and throw like 20 headkicks until he knocks that gigantic dumbass down and out. Choi will be gassed within 1 minute and all youre gonna see are his big doofy mickey mouse hands drop and then all youre gonna hear is crack, HIGH KEEK CRRRRAH COP
The Yert- December 23, 2008 at 2:02 pm
Crocop says "You will no hit me in the balls please" I have had that practice many times recently.

And a side note could you imagine if a Ogre like Hong Man Choi nutshotted you with a kick or knee. Full groin coverage! OUCH
rokabee- December 23, 2008 at 2:02 pm
hes asian....its impossible...
Squirrel Master - December 23, 2008 at 2:00 pm
oooh many jokes about training in those hot baby blue nuthuggers
Jeffro- December 23, 2008 at 1:55 pm
He has to stand 2 feet away from him to reach his head with the kick. I dont think anyone will let him get that close in a real fight. I really like CroCop, but this is just silly. Lose some weight and fight at 205. Then he will be relavant again.