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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-08-2008, 02:20 AM Thread Starter
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Cro Cop Injured....pulls out of Grappling Match

Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic has been forced to pull out of his upcoming grappling exhibition against Ralek Gracie at Dream 4 due to undisclosed injuries, according to a report from Croation news site

The grappling match, which was recently announced, pitted Cro Cop against Gracie and would have featured the two fighters in a submission bout for two rounds.

The report stated Cro Cop was dealing with some nagging injuries and he decided to forgo this match-up and wait until July 21 for the next Dream show.

Although at this time no fight has been signed, he is strongly rumored to be facing former K-1 champion Jerome LeBanner in an MMA bout.

Cro Cop last competed for Dream in March 2008 defeating Tatsuya Mizuno by TKO in under a minute during his debut for the promotion.

Well I hope he's still going to be putting the same amount of time into ground training.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-08-2008, 02:52 AM
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dammit i was looking forward to this one
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I wasnt looking forward to this match at all to be honest. I hope he does train on the ground though like he was going to. Striking skills, better ground, + new nose = UFC champ if he comes back.
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This sucks but the fight between him and Jerome LeBanner at Dream 5 should be really good.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-09-2008, 11:00 AM
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don't think that grappling match would be very exciting, but LeBanner fight i will be looking for
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Yeah I don't mind this really, it would have been interesting but it's not really a great lose. I want to see him fight LeBanner to see if he can come back or if he is done.
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My hopes of seeing Mirko in a gi are now crushed.

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Originally Posted by Damone View Post
My hopes of seeing Mirko in a gi are now crushed.
Both your's and mine.

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