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Fedor>all 03-15-2008 02:16 PM

So....anyone else have mixed feelings about Cro Cop's performance?
 
I was excited to see Mirko fighting again, as he's one of my favourites to watch. However, there was really no doubt that he was going to win as he was being fed Mizuno (which translates into "big can"). It's nice to see him win, but really that win doesn't mean much aside from a lapse in his string of defeats.

I thought he looked extremely tentative and still quite flat-footed. I still think that if he fights like that in the UFC, he's going to continue losing. Remember the Cro Cop that was really quick on his feet? Constantly going in and out, with ridiculous accuracy? Will we ever see that again?

I really hope so, because it will be a travesty if he continues fighting the way he does. He'll keep losing in the UFC, and either give up fighting, or finish his career off fighting cans in Dream.

Come back Cro Cop, we miss you. </3

sirdilznik 03-15-2008 02:28 PM

I don't know how to feel about that fight. I'm glad Cro Cop won but you can't really take much away from the fight because the other guy didn't really do anything. I liked the knees though.

Fedor>all 03-15-2008 02:39 PM

Yeah I agree with you guys, the knees were probably the only thing that surprised/impressed me. I don't know if we've really seen that from him before.. those shots he landed while Mizuno was on his back were hard as hell.

I don't think I'll find confidence in Mirko til he beats someone legitimate again.

kds13 03-15-2008 02:57 PM

Mirko needs a fight that doesn't scare him AND gets him hyped up. This fight did scare him, because a loss is the end of his career...and as odd as it may sound after saying his career might be over, how can he get hyped up facing Mizuno?

demoman993 03-15-2008 03:18 PM

A few things about this fight gave me a real sense of conflict with Cro Cop. He has stated in the past that he wants to put on more weight to compete with the HW division of the UFC. A few factors to consider when putting on weight....don't gain a belly it's not going to help your stamina...How much muscle mass are you willing to gain in sacrifice of stamina and speed?....Would cutting weight and coming in ripped @ LHW be a better fit?.....He trains in a cage, why not fight in one.

I honestly think Mirko's best fit if he's in the UFC would be Light Heavyweight. He could cut weight, and be a lot quicker on his feet with striking and takedown defense. If Mirko puts on too much weight whether it is fat or muscle I think he's going to sacrifice too much speed and stamina when he gains that weight. It seems like he really likes the heavyweight division but in my opinion LHW would be a much better fit.

bbjd7 03-15-2008 03:36 PM

I gained nothing from that fight. I didn't think he was flat footed or any of that stuff you wrote Fedor>ALL I just thought he beat the crap out of a bad fighter.

I mean I don't think there is to much you can read into this fight besides the fact he kicked the crap out of a guy who shouldn't have been fighting him. This fight doesn't prove Mirko is back but it doesn't mean his career is dead either.

Freelancer 03-15-2008 03:50 PM

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Originally Posted by bbjd7 (Post 496335)
I gained nothing from that fight. I didn't think he was flat footed or any of that stuff you wrote Fedor>ALL I just thought he beat the crap out of a bad fighter.

I mean I don't think there is to much you can read into this fight besides the fact he kicked the crap out of a guy who shouldn't have been fighting him. This fight doesn't prove Mirko is back but it doesn't mean his career is dead either.

My thoughts exactly!

sworddemon 03-15-2008 04:20 PM

Yeah, he looked nervous and slow. I totally agree he should be fighting LHW in the UFC.

holden636 03-15-2008 04:59 PM

He looked soft. How about his checkered shorts (he converted them to actual shorts)?

jdun11 03-15-2008 05:03 PM

He looked slow and still didnt have the explosiveness that he had in his Pride days. Im sorry boyz, but we can officially start to make funeral arrangements for the Old Crocop. I think he went the way of the "Old Vitor" :(


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