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Cro Cop’s UFC 115 Fight Was at Risk of Being Cancelled


(Sir, take your shirt off and come with us.)

According to a report from Fighters Only, Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic was interrogated  questioned at length by Canadian immigration officials about his Croation military career and possible knowledge of war crimes committed during the Yugoslavian civil war that took place in the 90′s and was close to being deported for not cooperating with the group.

Cro Cop, a former soldier, who is now a member of Croation parliament says Canadian officials threatened to put him back on a plane and send him home for not answering a number of questions they asked him. Apparently they wanted him to give them the names of individuals he had served with and whether or not he was involved in or witnessed the torture or interrogation of civilians during the war, but when he refused to discuss what he knew, they tried to play hardball.


"The first day I was kept for four hours and two more the next day. Although they were not satisfied with my answers they let me go to the hotel in the city, to sleep. They asked me to think about the questions raised. I was threatened with deportation, but appealed to the Croatian Embassy. The Consul was urgently flown in from Ottawa, and the UFC hired the best lawyer for immigration issues,” Filipovic related to Net.hr in Croatia. “They obviously knew what would happen because my lawyer was on the runway at the airport! The inquiry was painful for me, but I must say that the Immigration Bureau officials very correctly performed their job. They used what they have to, but there are obviously very interested in the military and police matters from the former Yugoslavia.”

“Most of them were interested in my military service. I served in 1993-1994 as a conscripts, but I was not involved in combat activities. They asked me if I was involved in the torture of civilians, asking for names of command lines and tactical commanders,” Filipovic added.

“They were asking for details of my activities in Lucko ATJ [anti-terrorist unit] which I joined a few years after the war. They gave me a list of names for me to confirm, but I did not do it. I can not confirm one name because it is still a matter of dignity and principles. I said to myself, ‘If it comes to it I am ready to go home‘. They could have done what they wanted with me but [in the end] they let me fight.”

Whether or not the stressful situation accompanied Filipovic mentally into the Octagon, he didn’t show any signs of psychological weakness in his third round submission over Pat Barry, which earned him an $85,000 Submission of the Night bonus check.

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airabaxter- November 10, 2011 at 9:59 pm
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airabaxter- November 10, 2011 at 5:52 pm
I was just wondering why they suddenly interrogate Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic.
dranokills- June 19, 2010 at 9:36 pm
me a bigot? that hurts....or , well it would if you were anyone, but since your not, meh, just like your weakass country you fail once again.
If I must live with you thinking I'm a bigot cause it's so easy to bust your knee jerk reactionary balls, well so be it... you are still a pussy, have fun with THAT, spellcheck boy.
The Mannificent Montrealer- June 19, 2010 at 7:25 am
Quoll. So let me get this straight. You're accusing my country of directly aiding in a genocide? Wow. I could address your rantings point by point, but why bother? Your delusional psychotic break from reality is quite flushed out. Who am I to take that away from you? Enjoy. If you don't mind, I'll stick to historical fact rather than one sided clearly biased unsupportable recrimination. Have you considered a career as a Fox "journalist"?

Drano. First of all, you can't spell. Secondly, I think you've proven to the world what a champion debater you are. I hope I don't get any santorum on your skis. I may be a bag of dicks eating fucklip, but you, my friend, are a bigot. Always will be. Have fun with that.
dranokills- June 18, 2010 at 10:11 pm
yo maggymay, check this out homeboy:
fuck you sideways...with skis on.
GSP isn't a knee jerk reactionary overblown monkey like you, why would anyone razz him cause your so goddamn stupid.
lastly all your bluster and bullshit went in one ear and out my ass...like the gas you are.
The day you or any cannuck Mountie, beer drinking bob and doug mckensey sounding fucktards become the worlds police on right or wrong is the day I become a muslim, shut your french piehole, and stop acting hard, I dont care if you are black or white your still a pussy.
rant on you bag-o-dicks eating fucklip.
Canada.....best known for being just North of the USA. Now shut up before I send the girl scouts up there to steal your beer you crybaby.
Quoll- June 18, 2010 at 4:56 pm
@The Mannificent...

A couple points you missed - the USA posters have a right to crap on canada for a couple reasons:
(i) you talk about genocide - only one side committed it in the former Yugoslavia - the SERBS were found guilty of genocide @ Srebrenica - a finding confirmed by two international courts - the ICTY (cf "the Srebrenica Seven" case) and the ICJ (cf 'Bosnia & Herzegovina v Serbia').

Whilst Canadian troops helped the Serbs to ethnically cleanse, it took USA airpower to bring about an end to the conflict and a political solution @ Dayton.

(ii) Serbia got a relatively easy ride while Louise Arbour, a Canadian judge, when she was head of the ICTY. Things progressed more when they had an American Judge .

(iii) Canada's most distinguished general - General McKenzie is a paid spokesman for the Serbian lobby (United Serb Congress) and preaches genocide denial.

McKenzie was also accused by the Bosnian Mulsims (the people who were victims of genocide) of visiting the infamous rape camps run by the Serbs in Bosnia.

How many US generals are accused of raping the people they are charged with protecting.

(iv) Canadian Unprofor troops were supposed to protect the local population - instead they helped the Serbs to ethnically cleanse the population - why? B/c they either helped the Serbs ship them out or have to defend those people from the Serbs - they chose the path of least resistance. So as you can imagine, there was a bit of bad blood caused when the Canadians try to stop a Croatian offensive to retake their territory back (which they did in 1995) - understandably, a few Canadian peace keepers were killed.

Crocop was being polite given his role in the same industry by not trashing them.

The issue here is the border police went on a fishing expedition. There is no interpol warrant, there is no "probable cause". Merely being part of the military or anti-terrorist unit is not probable cause - he wasn't even involved in combat operations. The question is why they went on fishing expedition - its not the first time the Croatians have been racially profiled by the Canadians - and it is really only the Canadians that are doing it. Part of it is political pressure from the Canadian Serbian lobby - part of it is payback for killing those Canadian UN troops.

But if they were serious about war crimes, they would extradite General McKenzie to Sarajevo to face women he allegedly raped in a court of law. But the racist moose-humping hypocrits won't. All credit to Crocop for sticking the finger. Crocop has nothing to hide, but the guy has too much pride and understands that it would be immoral to let the border police to get away with this sort of harrasment.
The Mannificent Montrealer- June 18, 2010 at 1:27 pm
Sho nuf, massa Drano. Ah don wanna cause no trouble no how. Ah bee in the sehvants quatahs if you need me. Shah shoe, sah?

That's the bitch about history. You can't rewrite it. Look up United States non-interventionism on Wikipedia as a primer. If you can't deal with your country’s past, don't scream at us. Secondly, saying that standing by as Europe fell was an act of cowardice and self-service is not the same as saying soldiers were cowards. Both of our countries fought with distinction. Learn to separate things and take criticism, particularly when it's in retaliation for ignorant and straight up bigoted rhetoric. Yes, we all owe your country a debt. Your presence in the war clearly turned the tide. But understand this. If the British and the Canadians had not stood against the Germans while your country did nothing, YOU would be speaking German. So I guess that makes you a mother fucker too.

And if defending my country's good name from a bunch of ignorant bigots makes me an extremist, then I guess that's what I am.

And for any of you Yanks that wanna rag on "frogs", I would love, LOVE, to see any of you walk up to GSP and explain your thoughts about the French people to him. But you never will. Cause you're all talk. A real man can take his lumps when he gets called out for something he should be held accountable for and can back up everything he says. Like Cro Cop. You can do neither. So where does that leave you?

Hey, Frank. Damn skippy I’m riled up. The Canadian government tells Cro Cop, "Hey. We wanna find out if you committed genocide because, well, that's illegal and, well, call us kooky, but we don't want genocidiers in this country." Cro Cop says they were right to do so, but a handful of Americans start shitting on Canada with the kind of hypocrisy that only a professional ignoramus can muster. So I called them out and now they're crying foul cause they can't take their lumps and are demanding I sit down and shut up cause they're so big and powerful. Well tough shit. This Canigga is gonna be uppity!

I gotta sit here and listen to some jackass talk about us not having any stake in the Yugoslavian civil war when my friends were killed and maimed there and smelled the burning corpses and came home mentally ill? No, sir. I will not. I cannot.

Lastly, if Cro Cop had been deported, yeah it would have sucked. I really liked his fight with Barry. But if it was revealed that he was in fact a genocidier, I wouldn’t have wanted to watch him fight any more than I would have wanted to watch a Nazi Auschwitz guard fight. Genocide. GENOCIDE! That’s what they were trying to get to the bottom of. And some of these fools think it should be brushed aside cause it would have inconvenienced their Saturday night? That’s bad comedy. But now it’s done. It’s resolved. We can move on. That is, unless there’s some more ignorant recrimination floating around out there.
dranokills- June 18, 2010 at 10:45 am
The Mad Montrealer Says:
Fri, 06/18/2010 - 17:26

You know what's real annoying? The fact that Americans are often unable to distinguish France and French Canadians, they may speak the same language, but are two entirely different people.

And it drives me absolutely fucking insane to be called a pussy because of what the French did during the war (unrelated to Canada's involvement in the war), when the US didn't join the WWI OR WWII effort until years after it began because they were so self centered and cowardly!
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once a frog licker always a frog licker.
The day you realize that without America's involvement, all your french brethren would be speaking german right now, so talk all the shit you want frog, I don't care where you live, you will always owe your ass to America motherfucker.
Those men from WWI and WWII were anything but cowards, and you just made yourself out to be grand pooba of the douchebags for that stupid statement.

thank you fbf, didn't claim to have invented the saying but was sure I made it a saying on HERE.
The Mad Montrealer- June 18, 2010 at 7:26 am
You know what's real annoying? The fact that Americans are often unable to distinguish France and French Canadians, they may speak the same language, but are two entirely different people.

And it drives me absolutely fucking insane to be called a pussy because of what the French did during the war (unrelated to Canada's involvement in the war), when the US didn't join the WWI OR WWII effort until years after it began because they were so self centered and cowardly!
fatbellyfrank- June 17, 2010 at 11:34 pm
@ Drano, I have you down as the Bag-o-Dicks guy, read it first and foremeost in your posts, If memory serves me right you even advised me where I could procure these items.
And yeah, not sure about the argument this mannifico guys got, but fuck he's fired up about something
dranokills- June 17, 2010 at 10:53 pm
Hey magnifico, we don't shit on your country, we just shit on extremist fucktards like you.
learn your place major mapleleaf, it's somewhere between being a pussy ass french loser,and a real Country.
Don't want to do the work you do, don't whine to us, and stop trying to be hard, cause your about as hard as goddamn icecream...with pussy ass french whip cream.
You could learn a lesson from the Aussies they do a hell of alot more than you do, and they never bitch about it. you know why? cause they are real men.
want to hate on America cause it's called out to solve the worlds problems, fine you can do that but not here on this website based in the good old USofA, with a mostly American fanbase, and fans on this site.
Go troll somewhere else fuckbucket...smoke a cigarette and take a nap, and think about it....or go get syphilis and die, whatever.
fatbellyfrank- June 17, 2010 at 10:34 pm
Fuck. I thought us and the Kiwis razzed each other but we're just playin in the sandpit compared to you guys!!
The Mannificent Montrealer- June 17, 2010 at 9:43 pm
No, Jeff, we don't have our Mohawks under control. They're still resisting the Canadian government. How bout you? Still got Leonard Peltier in a box? Are you kidding? I'm gonna listen to an American lecture me about human rights? That's a bad joke. Oh and way to be a bigot. Je suis fier d'être Québécois et surtout fier d'être Canadien. Plus de la moitié du monde nous envie. How many countries like the US? It's simple. The CBSA had every right to interrogate Cro Cop. Some Americans called my country out on it, spouting ignorance in the process and I put them in their place. You step in and rag on Canada for completely unrelated things for no other reason than you couldn't defend yourself against the things your country got called out on. Weak sauce, my friend. Weak sauce.

Boner. People are mad about American hegemony? Oh, you poor babies. Let me school you on the way of the world. The US goes around the world supporting dictators and crushing democracies and profiting from it all. Then people die. Then the US ignores the brown people and sends thousands of troops to wherever there are valuable resources (where they kill other brown people). Helping shithole countries eh? And you wonder why no one likes the US? And for the record, Canada invented peace keeping. It's what we do. And lastly, we do have troops in the Congo. And Darfur. And we were in charge of the mission in Rwanda. Admittedly our current deployments are meager, but we've been stuck in Afghanistan for the last 9 years helping you guys do whatever it is you're doing there. Yeah. Us. Canada. You know. The life-long allies your country shits on so flippantly.
ghostboner- June 15, 2010 at 11:57 am
@The woMannificent - I dunno if you noticed, but every time there is a crisis or genocide or natural disaster the world starts crying that the US needs to send relief and money and troops. Then when we do, they bitch about it and call us the world police and say they hate us and we have no business being there. Which is exactly what would have happened had we gone to Rwanda. So if you guys are so badass then you can feel free to be the ones to spend billions of dollars helping shithole countries and getting shit on for it. If you're so awesome why aren't you in Africa right now??? I'll bet there is some genocide going down in the Congo right now.
jeffmcbusa- June 15, 2010 at 9:06 am
Hey ManifIhadacent: You guys get those Mohawks under control yet? Aren't you guys taught, in French, how to raise your hands and surrender? Why are so many Canadian doctors practicing in the states? Oh yeah because the Canadian health care system pays them the same as they do a janitor, you hoser! Calm the hell down! You will always be our red-headed step child. Now like it and shut the hell up!!!!!!
The Mannificent Montrealer- June 15, 2010 at 8:22 am
On the serious front, Canada deployed thousands of troops to the former Yugoslavia in the 90s with UNPROFOR and yes, Canadians died there. I was in the army at the time and I had friends who were killed and seriously injured, taken as POWs and who put burnt teenagers in bodybags (so suck it cecils_pupils). Canada has been active in bringing those responsible for "ethnic cleansing" in the former Yugoslavia to justice and it was a Canadian, Judge Louise Arbour, then prosecutor for the war crimes tribunal at the Hague (a tribunal you Yanks still haven't signed on to because we'd have to arrest a few dozen former American leaders and try them for war crimes and that's not even a fucking joke) that indicted President Slobodan Milosevic for war crimes. So Canada's involvement in the genocide is long standing (where were you, BTW? Or during the Rwandan genocide? stuffing your pie holes no doubt) and even Cro Cop admits in the article that the CBSA officers were doing their job and had every right to interrogate a former Croatian soldier about his unit affiliation to determine if he was an active part in genocide just as any country would have asked a former German soldier his unit affiliation after WWII. So if you fucking Yanks wanna say fuck Canada, make sure your microscopic dick isn't showing first, you ignorant fucks. Remember all of this the next time Homeland Security arrests someone for flying while Arab or the next time they make you take your shoes off. How's all that going for you? What are you today? Orange? Get bent.
ghostboner- June 15, 2010 at 1:31 am
@lysol - Right? Let's hope that is a singular occurrence.

@FBF - thanks for trying to get this thread back on topic.

SO the mexican hotpocket and the farmyard flapper, probably the two most disturbing things I have seen on this thread. Other than Cro Cop getting SotN bonus of course.
swc52583- June 14, 2010 at 10:46 pm
@df42 the reason the US has such a problem with illegal immigrants is because they don't go through customs...they sneak across the border so they don't have to through our border patrol...it's not the fault of our customs officers...and our border patrol works hard to stop them...but this is fucking ridiculous asking the guy questions about something that canada had nothing to do with other than being involved in a U N peacekeeping mission (which is apparently all their military is good for) that's harassment...so maybe don't post something so ignorant about the USA's immigration problems if you don't know what the fuck you're talking about
fatbellyfrank- June 14, 2010 at 9:39 pm
@Df42, I beleive you may have misinterpreted Almost North's comment's. I took it to mean that you had your pants down whilst begging for change, not that people were asking you to take your pants down before giving you change.
Hope this has helped to clear any confusion.
fatbellyfrank- June 14, 2010 at 9:27 pm
@ Miss and throw pee, that one also works " Why do aussie women close their eyes when their fucking" they hate seeing blokes havin a good time, another one I heard and then thats it, no more Aussie jokes: "Why wasn't Jesus born in Australia? they couldn't find three wise men and a virgin"
mynameisalsoben- June 14, 2010 at 9:15 pm
@Almost North

You're probably right...I wouldn't be surprised if Dicky orchestrated this whole thing...
I also wouldn't be surprised if we found out he's taking a "diplomatic visit" to Croatia this week to tie up some loose ends.
Lysol- June 14, 2010 at 8:59 pm
@ Mrs_Misanthropy

Don't you know about the bird? Well everybody knows that the bird is the word!
Big Jumpin Dad- June 14, 2010 at 7:17 pm
You see, what happened was cro cop was talking from a distance to his buddy in the air port and all the officials could pick up was " hey HUGO pass over that cole-SLAW VIA N-erf ball, whoa dude watch out for that s-WAR-m of SOLDIER boy look a likes, this totally brings me back to the time when ME AND THE CROATIAN ANTI TERRORIST SQUAD KILLED ALL THOSE INNOCENT PPL braa"
dranokills- June 14, 2010 at 7:09 pm
Canada needs another hobby that doesn't involve being tough, cause they are not tough, just nosy, and goddamn annoying.
What Canada really needs to do is defend their borders again viva, he's the real threat to Canada.
Viva you need to be clubbed like a baby seal, you got " da-sickness" youngster.
df42- June 14, 2010 at 6:59 pm
@ Almost North

What a great rebuttal! Thank you for the great display of intelligence.

However, I am slightly disturbed that you would like a man to pull down his pants before giving him money? Is this a normal transaction for you?

@ Elentius

Is it not the United States of America? I think you hate everyone that is smarter than you so I am in good company. Actually, Canada doesn't have as many illegals because it is easier to be one in the US of A. Trust me with the US of A's messed up health care, high crime rates and poor education...there are lots of people that would rather be in Canada.
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