(This should be…memorable. Photo courtesy of K-1kr.com.)
Fighters Only is passing along a report that Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic and Hong Man Choi will fight one another on the K-1 Fields Dynamite New Year’s Eve show in Japan. Apparently the event organizers felt like with the card the way it was, there wasn’t enough of a potential for weird shit to happen. This should solve that problem.
Cro Cop was hoping to settle his score with Alistair Overeem on NYE on account of the bad blood between them, but that’s already been ruled out, so why not fight a giant? Choi doesn’t seem to care what happens as long as he gets to do a painfully awkward dance routine at some point in the evening. URdirt.com says the bout will be contested under K-1 rules, not MMA rules.
It adds to a card that also features MMA matches like Eddie Alvarez vs. Shinya Aoki, Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Kiyoshi Tamura, Joachim Hansen vs. Gesias Calvancante, and a K-1 rules bout between Mark Hunt and Jerome LeBanner, among other action. It’s sure to be a night of fights that is entertaining for several different reasons.