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Old 12-31-2006, 12:30 PM   #15 (permalink)
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The UFC has confirmed that both Rampage and Crocop are set to fight on the UFC 67 card against Marvin Eastman and Eddie Sanchez, respectively.

While the UFC did not mention CropCop's Pride Grand Prix win in their article (or the fact that he finished one of the UFC's biggest players from way back when in the finals) it is clear that Dana White is happy to have the man who would be the number 1 contender in Pride in his organization to bring some credibility to his heavyweight division.

The article mentions that Eddie Sanchez, who is set to fight Cro Cop at UFC 67: All or Nothing, is confident in his ability to KO Cro Cop with his right hand. Maybe Eddie doesn't know that Cro Cop has only been KO'd once in his 27 fight career, and that was well over two years ago against former UFC heavyweight champion Kevin "The Monster" Randleman. (Cro Cop beat Randleman in 41 seconds the next time they fought) Maybe Eddie also forgot that Cro Cop hasn't been stopped since then and his only two losses are to the man with cinderblock for a head (Mark Hunt) and the king of heavyweight MMA himself. Maybe Eddie just thinks he can beat anyone.

After watching interviews with Rampage he always shows respect to his opponents. Actually, Chuck is one of the few opponents he outright said he was going to beat before they fought, and he did. Generally, he's a respectful guy, but he speaks the truth and he knows that he's coming into this UFC lightheavyweight division having beaten the champ already. He knows he's the strongest guy in the division and he knows that there isn't anyone in the division he can't slam, so don't expect a whole lot of respect towards these guys.
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