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Where Does Cro Cop vs Nogueira (Final Conflict 2003) Rank In Your All-Time Best List?
Such a captivating fight. Mirko hit Nog with some disgustingly hard shots that would kill a regular man. Nogueira didn't give up. Mirko looked like a badass here, stalking Nog and just kicking the hell out of him for about 6 minutes straight. These weren't pitty patty punches, these were shots that would cave in dudes skulls. Even Dana was completely shocked by how hard Mirko hit Nog. Can you imagine hearing those shots live?
Nog finally gets the takedown and you get the feeling that now Mirko's in danger. Nog easily gets mount, Mirko gets sloppy and Nog slaps on an armbar.
Just amazing. Breathtaking, even. You will not find a more emotional fight. Well, there's the Sapp fight, but Nogueira's post-fight celebration in the Mirko fight was really something special. I have this in my top 20. Number 15 to be exact.