(Just a little brush. Props: MMA-Core)
All right, Cro Cop. We were willing to give you the benefit of the doubt on the whole UFC/Dream fiasco. But now you’re making that difficult by alternating between statements that seem doubtful and those that seem completely ridiculous.
In this new translated interview Cro Cop claims that he hasn’t signed with Dream yet, which is a direct contradiction of what one Dream official told USA Today. Then he says that he still wants the UFC belt but decided not to sign with them because they weren’t going to give him another fight until six months from now, and that’s too long a layoff for a guy trying to pack as much action as he can into the years he has left. But it doesn’t really get fun until he decides to blame Mostapha Al-Turk for the eye-poke. Seriously.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF AL TURK? IS HE A POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE SURPRISE?
He had a positive impact on me. He started very strong, with wide crosses, trying to get to my chin. Then he tried to shoot for my legs, but I shrugged him off easily. He didn’t have to do that thing with the eye though.
DIDN’T YOU HIT HIM WITH YOUR FINGER IN HIS EYE?
I did. But it was not a strong hit. I literally brushed him. It was more of pushing him away and he just ran in to it. I looked at the judge and he said to keep going. I’m here to fight, right? But there is not a chance that played an important role. He was nearly finished from my strikes before that.
Good point, Cro Cop. That really was unsporting of Al-Turk to make you poke him in the eye like that. Kind of like when you insisted on throwing your junk in the path of Alistair Overeem’s knees. That proved to be a bad idea. But hey, you were there to fight, right?