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Preparing for Overeem Rematch, “Cro Cop” is Worried About His… Knee?


(They aren’t there to protect “Cro Cop” from you. They’re there to protect you from “Cro Cop”.)

Despite having one of his testicles relocated to the inside of his body by Alistair Overeem‘s low blows during their last meeting, Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic says when they go around again this New Year’s Eve at K-1 Dynamite it’s oddly not his junk that he’s worried about. In an interview with a Croatian website, then translated on MMA Fanhouse, Cro Cop says his trick knee has been acting up and that he’ll have to undergo another surgery on it immediately after the fight with Overeem:

“The advice I got from my doctors was that fighting Overeem only two months after my knee operation was a suicide mission. I already had missed the July bout and postponing my September bout was not an option for me. I have only myself to blame.”

“I’ve had several operations this year, and I’ll have to undergo another one straight after the NYE event. It’s frustrating to have to undergo all these operations but that’s the sportsman’s life. Many others have had it worse then me.

“Sportsman” seems like an odd translation in this context. I have an uncle who’s really into fishing. He calls himself a sportsman. Other than a love of pranks involving the threat of violence, my uncle and Cro Cop really have nothing at all in common.

The thing is, whether you blame it on his knee or not, Cro Cop did not do well against Overeem at Dream.6 in September. In fact, he was getting abused pretty badly before the repeated knees to the groin halted the bout. Now he’s going into a rematch with his knee still not in great shape, and he expects a better result?

As much as I admire his warrior spirit and his desire to enact some measure of revenge on the man whose illegal blows threatened to take something more valuable than his life, this could very well end badly for Cro Cop. Unless, of course, his plan is simply to come right out at the opening bell and deliver a kick straight to Oveerem’s groin and then go home. Which would be kind of awesome in a seventh-grade payback kind of way.

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David- October 29, 2008 at 3:54 pm
Yes cro cop did get punished by overeem, but you gotta admit overeem is juiced up to the max!!! and that is what made the difference. I really wish cro cop waited until after the surgery to take this fight..
Overeems Steroids- October 29, 2008 at 7:40 am
HELP! Overeeem is Overrdosing on us BIG Time! It used to be only 20 shots a day but now he is doing so much i wont have any little ampule friends left!
Anonymous- October 29, 2008 at 6:13 am
why is his shorts pulled up so far?
Perma- October 29, 2008 at 1:48 am
So Crocop is going to come out charge oversteem fake a knee injury and steal milllion of japs dollas.... claiming his knee is hurt(ala groin injury)

this chump is hasbeen(or never was never beat any top fighter just some garbage that could not make in ufc)

oversteem deserves better like fighting a crack hoe over a rock

japan mma is american pro wrestling worthless and not written well

i rather watch kimbo and bob sapp cry togther after losing then crocop and this wannabe fight ever again
TUF Guy- October 29, 2008 at 1:13 am
he could even urinate all over me. and then i'd soap him down and insert his finger.... oh my.
TUF Guy- October 29, 2008 at 1:09 am
i'd tap that. he's got a decent sized package. he could come in my face any day.
paul southerland- October 28, 2008 at 10:52 pm
Maybe Cro Cop is just trying to psych out Overeem by getting him to *think* that he has a bad knee, and then he is going to kick off his head!

And maybe that is why he let Overeem dominate him, and then knee him in the balls, just to get him over-confident, and then when he least expects it, he'll kick off his head!

Maybe Cro cop won the Serb-Bosnian war by kicking off everyone's heads!

<3<3<3 Cro Cop.
Jeffro- October 28, 2008 at 8:15 pm
I would like him to take time off to heal completly as well. But if you don't fight, you don't get paid.

Even a loser takes home a purse.
John Kimble- October 28, 2008 at 8:08 pm
Wait wait, i got another one.

His nuts need a Cro-Cap!!!!


HARHARHAR
Cro Cop Fan- October 28, 2008 at 7:21 pm
Paul Tannenbaum has no right to accuse readers who have never had history lessons on the Serb-Bosnian war of stupidity. Not all of us received our education in Europe where this event may be part of the curriculum. It's one thing to state that Mirko Filipovic participated in this war but another to accuse him of being involved in the massacre and rape of women and children. I would hope that he has proof of such a slanderous accusation. And, Mr. Tannenbaum, complimenting yourself for reproducing John Kimble's pun is not so much "funny" as it is "plagiaristic".
Croat- October 28, 2008 at 7:00 pm
"Please…Mirko just fought in the Serb-Bosnian War (which many of you are either too young or too stupid to remember), in which he was involved in the lurid massacre of guys. He's a hero for crying out loud, he was getting low blows. Face the facts, everybody: he will have a second opportunity to clean up Overeem—’nuff said.

Damn, I’m funny. haha!"

And you could not be anymore correct in your prediction!
UFC fan- October 28, 2008 at 6:56 pm
cro-crap, you need to go back to croatia, and fight serbs you useless fuck.
Cro Cop Fan- October 28, 2008 at 6:55 pm
I really like Mirko and will be rooting for him on NYE. But I have to agree with Mayhem420 on this one. I think it would be in Cro Cop's best interest to take an extended break from the fight game to heal completely, then come back when he is at 100% physical capacity. To go into this match with the handicap of old leg injuries is to invite defeat. No telling how this situation will prey on his mental state, which has been described by many as "90% of the game," and which Mirko himself has described as his greatest barrier.

In any event, Overeem has promised a surprise for Cro Cop in the rematch. I can only hope that Mirko counters with a surprise of his own and executes it early, rather than wait for his opponent to gas out, which seemed to have been his strategy in their first encounter.
Paul Tannenbaum- October 28, 2008 at 6:44 pm
Please...Mirko is just pleading for sympathy. "Cro Cop" fought in the Serb-Bosnian War (which many of you are either too young or too stupid to remember), in which he was involved in the lurid massacre and rape of women and children. But of course, you guys give him adulation as a hero. For crying out loud, he was getting his ass whooped even before the low blows. Face the facts, everybody: he's getting old and he's washed up—'nuff said.

Overeem will have a second opportunity to clean up what Cro Copped out of, in their first fight. Damn, I'm funny. haha!
Cop- October 28, 2008 at 4:03 pm
Maybe he should get his other cop buddies to pull Overeem over b4 the fight, plant some drugs on him, then proceed to kick the shit out of him while yelling "Stop Resisting!!!"
John Kimble- October 28, 2008 at 3:58 pm
Armor plated Cro-cup
John Kimble- October 28, 2008 at 3:57 pm
A Cro-Cop out HAR HAR HAR!!!!
Croat- October 28, 2008 at 3:48 pm
Mirko Cro Cop easily achieves victory in the first round via decapitation (left high kick).
mayhem420- October 28, 2008 at 3:39 pm
@Old, Bald & Irish
"It’ll be the coolest cod-piece since “A Clockwork Orange”!"

Ever see "From Dusk Till Dawn" the cod-piece that the biker wears is much cooler than the all black one from Clockwork... I mean come on now... that had a six shooter on it and everything! hahahaha!!!

As for the fight...
I dont see this going well for Cro-Cop... its almost as if he is already giving an excuse why he is going to lose the fight. I would rather see a fighter take time off to heal up and come back 100% than to fight hurt and then blame the loss on an injury... that always comes accross as a cop out.
TUF Guy- October 28, 2008 at 3:35 pm
I really can not stand that Overeem character. I hope Mirko breaks his neck.
Old, Bald and Irish- October 28, 2008 at 3:33 pm
I can't wait to see Cro Cop come out in an armour plated cod-piece.

It'll be the coolest cod-piece since "A Clockwork Orange"!

Maybe Cro Cop will pull a gun out of it and just shoot Overeem in his groin...
ruckus- October 28, 2008 at 3:16 pm
"Unless, of course, his plan is simply to come right out at the opening bell and deliver a kick straight to Oveerem’s groin and then go home. Which would be kind of awesome in a seventh-grade payback kind of way."

I would die a happy man if this happened.
Ape- October 28, 2008 at 3:15 pm
LOL thunderous groin shot at the start of the fight would be brilliant.

I think though CroCop will come out guns blazing
cro-cops nuts- October 28, 2008 at 3:12 pm
we will have our vengeance...
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