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Cro Cop Talks Choi Bout, But Will American Fans Be Denied Their NYE Freak Show?

(‘Do not mistake my kindness for weakness, my friend.’)

Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic writes on his blog that he has signed the contract to make the rumored bout with Korean giant Hong Man Choi official.  It will be contested under MMA rules, not K-1 kickboxing rules, which is nice for Cro Cop, who is hoping to end this rough year on a high note:

I must say I’m happy with this opportunity to fight again in this year. This wasn’t the best year for me and I’m hoping that I’ll end it in a good spirit. I’m also happy to fight again in Japan at New Year’s Eve, which is always truly a fantastic experience.
Although I’m still having some difficulties with my old injuries there won’t be any excuses left in case of a bad result. I’ll handle this issues in January, but against Choi I’ll be ready and nothing will stop me this time. I’ll just do my best and end this year with a win hopefully. Then I’ll focus on 2009 and work on the further steps in my career.

You know something, it really has been a tough year for Cro Cop.  He’s struggled with injuries, got his testicles smashed by Overeem, had his training partner busted for being a serial armed robber, and then there’s that whole weirdo video game thing.  Fortunately, fighting a giant on New Year’s Eve is an old Croatian folk remedy guaranteed to bring good luck.  It works best if you also sleep with a virgin on the same night, though isn’t that the story with all Croatian folk remedies? 

But hold up, American fans, there’s a strong possibility we may not even get to see the big K-1 Dynamite show.  HDNet Fights CEO Andrew Simon tells MMA Fanhouse that since their contract is with K-1, and since Dynamite is not technically a K-1 show, it’s a bit of a tricky situation.  If HDNet isn’t showing it that means it may not air in the states at all.  Which would be, as the kids say, a total bummer.  Let’s hope they work something out.

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Tyler- January 18, 2009 at 7:50 pm
CroCop is a fucking ass kicker.
Surfin Dave- December 18, 2008 at 8:56 am
Hung Man will probably try the same tactic he used on Fedor - falling on top of him hoping to crush him. With Cro-Cop, it just may work.
vrane- December 18, 2008 at 8:50 am
CC by armbar.

I called it first.
tyler- December 18, 2008 at 1:15 am
What would be even more hilarious is if you got KO'd. That would be fucking hilarious don't you think?
Speedy- December 18, 2008 at 12:18 am
If CC loses it'll be the most hilarious thing ever. I hope he gets KO'd. By HMC. It's hilarious just thinking about it.
cr_trinity- December 17, 2008 at 11:49 pm
Uh what happens if Cro Cop loses this one?
CJ- December 17, 2008 at 11:48 pm
Who cares if he kicks ass? It's fucking Hong Man Choi, the match is completely meaningless.
tyler- December 17, 2008 at 9:29 pm
CroCop is going to kick fucking ass.
Anonymous- December 17, 2008 at 4:45 pm
i beleive if you pass his love child under a goat 3 times on summer solstice they grow back.
CJ- December 17, 2008 at 4:34 pm
How is Cro Cop supposed to sleep with a virgin when he no longer has testicles?
Jay- December 17, 2008 at 4:31 pm
Sources say Cro-cop agreed to the Choi fight because his height makes it less likely for Cro-Cop to get kicked in the nuts.
Derly- December 17, 2008 at 4:09 pm
If the Croation folk remedies can bring Crocop good luck, it should also be able to solve the HDNet contract issue, to bring us this show. Anyways if Crocop gets to sleep with many virgins in the same night, I at least want to DVR this event.
Anonymous- December 17, 2008 at 3:09 pm
oh, poor Cro-Cop, he has had a bad, bad year. hopefully the monster of old will come back in 2009 and grant us one sweet freak show.