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With Mighty Mo Out of Dream.6, “Cro Cop” Volunteers for Double Duty

(Another one of Mirko’s zany practical jokes?)

Yesterday’s Dream.6 press conference got off to a fun start after news that Mighty Mo Siliga has had to pull out of his bout with Sergei Kharitonov with an injury suffered in training. That’s when Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic stepped up to offer his services, despite the fact that he’s also scheduled to take on Alistair Oveerem on the same night. Was this just another attempt to get under Oveerem’s skin in their ongoing war of words, or could it be that Cro Cop is trying to make up for lost time?

At least it sounds like a sincere offer:

“Well I’ve just heard that Mighty Mo is not going to fight since he is injured,” said a serious Filipovic. “We are all professional fighters. I’m ready to jump in, in his place. If Dream agrees, I’m ready to fight two fights tomorrow. It doesn’t mean that I underestimate Alistair, I would like to fight him first –- the fourth fight against him and the eleventh fight against Sergei. Sergei definitely trained hard for this and I’m sure he doesn’t want to go home without a fight.”

Oveerem felt a little slighted by the offer, as you might imagine, telling reporters, “I think after I fight Mirko, he will never fight again.”

Thankfully, Sergei Kharitonov stepped in to talk some sense:

“I respect both Mirko and Alistair. I’m sure it’s a big decision fighting twice a day. I am appreciative of Mirko, yet I would like to fight you in another time. “

Blessed are the peacemakers, Sergei. Just to take the situation from a little weird to truly bizarre, Yoshihiro Akiyama also offered to fight Kharitonov in addition to his fight with Masanori Toonoka on the same night.

What the hell? Do these people know something about Kharitonov that the rest of us don’t, or do they just need the extra money that badly?

Fortunately, Dream brought in Jimmy “The Titan” Ambriz — who holds notable losses to the likes of Josh Barnett, Justin Eilers, and Dan Christison — as a late replacement. Should be a fun night.

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TUF guy is gay!- September 22, 2008 at 6:39 am
brewcrewboozer- September 22, 2008 at 4:15 am
TUf guy needs to be shot with a ball of his own shit.
brewcrewboozer- September 22, 2008 at 4:13 am
Cro cop was good, he's just over the hill now, theres to many better fighters out there than him.
UFC fan- September 22, 2008 at 2:37 am
GAY guy lifted my heavy cock into his mouth...and did 15 reps of sucking!
shutupandfight- September 22, 2008 at 1:19 am
Cro Cop fuked Fedor up.
VV- September 22, 2008 at 1:03 am
You people should go watch some of Mirko's old fights against some people you're probably all dick riding today. The guys a beast. He didnt fit very well and was a disapointment in the UFC yes, but he is still one of the best fighters ever. Go watch Mirko vs. Fedor and you'll all stfu. Unless you all still think Fedor sucks too. Fuckin noobs. Just started watching UFC and think you all know everything.
MMA FAN- September 21, 2008 at 8:52 pm
I dont think you should compare chuck with cro cop but if he looses tomorrow in an embarrasing way that should change things
shizznitt- September 21, 2008 at 8:19 pm
Anyone who calls Cro cop a joke is a dickriding fan who knows nothing of the sport.

So please, go comment on how Evans got lucky and Liddell is the best. Fucking morons.
maroon- September 21, 2008 at 8:09 pm
“We've got the power, we've got the juice. We should do the job.” - Bill Clinton
Juuu Rat- September 21, 2008 at 7:41 pm
Iceman vs CroCop... If Chuck isn't still asleep.
KG- September 21, 2008 at 7:37 pm
OH and if anyone calls bullshit and doesnt believe I have fucked TUF Guy's mom, keep in mind I know details... she has two Yosemite Sam tattoos on each buttcheek, a hairy mole on her inner thigh, and her vagine smells of burning plastic and shame
KG- September 21, 2008 at 7:35 pm
I just got done bench pressing 3 sets / 12 reps of 750lbs, and then ate some greesy onion rings dipped in my neighbors hot garbage. Which, coincidentally, is the same experience as fucking TUF Guy's mongloid mother
douchebaggery- September 21, 2008 at 5:37 pm
he's not the same without the juice
weatherman2012- September 21, 2008 at 5:21 pm
Crocop might be passed his prime but you gotta give the guy props. He is without a doubt one of the legends of the sport. Mirko is one of the true strikers in the game, a guy who fights to his strength which is punching and kicking, but also trains hard to prevent takedowns and therefore understands the importance of being well rounded which is more than I can say about a lot of other fighters in the game.

Plus, he fights an exciting fight that you know is most likely going to end in a knock out. I'd also like to mention he and Fedor went three intense rounds to get a decision loss but few people ever make it to a decision with "The Russian Experiment".

People talk so much shit about good fighters it's incredible. Only morons "believe the hype" anyway. Be an educated fan and you won't look like an idiot when you make stupid remarks.

Crocop is one bad motherfucker. Maybe not as bad as he used to be, but he'll still destroy most people in his weight class!
vrane- September 21, 2008 at 5:12 pm
damn! Mirko is way better at pissing people of than overeem that's for sure. I love it.
Mata- September 21, 2008 at 5:07 pm
Cro Cop is great fighter and great man, always ready to make a joke or something like that. and he isn't arogant like most of the fighters, he's just realistic. i think he will KTFO Overeem tomorrow...
confused- September 21, 2008 at 5:02 pm
@ TUF Guy

when you meet someone with the same name as you, do you ever get confused about which one of you, you are.....?
thesnowman- September 21, 2008 at 4:48 pm
crocop is hated on because when he was in PRIDE he was the second coming of Christ and now he's been exposed as the overhyped shit show he always was
Cro Cup deez Nuts- September 21, 2008 at 4:45 pm
Luke you mean how Gonzaga kicked Cro Cop's head clean off his shoulders. I don't know which knockout is more embarrassing Cro Cop's head flying off or Liddell's shit taking knockout?
vitality- September 21, 2008 at 4:18 pm
If CroCop can dispose of Wanderlei Silva and Josh Barnett in a single night, I have no doubt he could dispose of Alistair Overeem and Sergei Kharitonov in a single night.
Anonymous- September 21, 2008 at 4:10 pm
@TUF Guy

"That’s like lifting 4 cagepotato fans at the same time."

Or fucking your mom....

Why dont you get outta your parents basement and go out and get a job.
Or here is a better idea.... just die already. You bring nothing to the table but idiot remarks, fucking troll.
mayhem420- September 21, 2008 at 4:02 pm
Oh no not again!
KneeToTheFace- September 21, 2008 at 4:01 pm
I think it's more reasonable for Akiyama to fight twice if anyone is going to. Of course, it won't happen but it's nice to pretend.

I like to think Overeem is a different fighter than he was in PRIDE as a LHW. He has some real nasty power at heavyweight. However, I think people underestimate Cro Cop and he's going to expose the dutch dude's glass jaw.

Seriously though, people hate on Cro Cop because he lost to Gonzaga - a VERY tough dude and then to Kongo, who, stylistically, was a bad match-up for Cro Cop.
kwest- September 21, 2008 at 3:57 pm
TUF guy ur such a fucking douchbag, who asked how much u lifted. fuckin idiot
TUF Guy- September 21, 2008 at 3:50 pm

Anyways I just got done benching 3 sets / 12 reps, 275lbs. That's like lifting 4 cagepotato fans at the same time.