(Look, he’s working his way up to doing it with a 500-pound man, okay? Baby steps.)
We can now count Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic as a member of the "Brock Haters Club" that already includes Mike Swick, Logan Stanton, and Stephen Colbert. As the UFC heavyweight (currently, but don’t jinx it) said during a recent interview:
Filipovic is just saying, for the sake of argument, that it would be interesting to see how Brock reacts to a few good leg kicks, hypothetically, from someone who really knows how to deliver them, and we’re just talking here, but why couldn’t that person be a Croatian fighter and part-time actor? Personally, I’m not a fan of this particular line of criticism. If you can’t overcome size and power with skill and technique, then your skill and technique is lacking — and to suggest that wrestling doesn’t fall under the umbrella of "martial skills," and that Brock isn’t highly proficient in his particular martial art, means that your view of MMA is probably a bit too narrow. But if Cro Cop can beat up Junior Dos Santos at UFC 103, he may get a chance to tangle with Lesnar. So what would it be: Brock by smothering, or Mirko by head kick KO?