'Cro Cop' Offers to Fight Overeem, Kharitonov at Dream 6 - MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos
Japanese MMA Discuss Japanese MMA in here, such as DREAM, Shooto, and World Victory Road and any other Japanese MMA federation.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-22-2008, 06:52 AM Thread Starter
Photobucket
 
N1™'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Bergen, Norway
Posts: 4,642
                     
'Cro Cop' Offers to Fight Overeem, Kharitonov at Dream 6

Quote:


TOYKO -- With Alistair Overeem calling opponent Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic “old” and “a chicken” and Filipovic declaring that he will tar and feather himself and run around Amsterdam until he is arrested if he gets “degraded” by Overeem, tensions between the two heavyweights reached a boiling point during Dream 6’s pre-fight press conference Sunday at the East 21 Hotel.

Cro Cop spring-boarded off the news that Sergei Kharitonov's intended opponent, Siala “Mighty Mo” Siliga, was scratched from the card due to a back injury to keep the mind games going with the lanky Dutchman he faces Tuesday in a featured bout.

“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.”

Feeling nothing but slighted by the offer, Overeem had a terse reply.

“I think after I fight Mirko, he will never fight again,” said Overeem before throwing down the microphone.

Dream will have no need to take the gung-ho Filipovic up on his offer. American journeyman Jimmy Ambriz has agreed to step in to face the stone-faced Russian Kharitonov on just a few days’ notice.

Also on the menu Tuesday at the Super Saitama arena, semifinalists Gegard Mousasi and Melvin Manhoef collide in one bracket, while Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza meets Zelg Galesic in another to decide who will advance to Dream’s middleweight grand prix finals that same evening.


Stephen Martinez/Sherdog.com

"I have the reach advantage and he
gets tired," said Gegard Mousasi of
Melvin Manhoef. "I'm not an easy guy
to knock out and I refuse to go down."The Armenian-born Mousasi seemed unfazed by inquiries regarding Manhoef’s reportedly improved ground game.

“I know he is well prepared on the ground but I can also fight him standing up,” said Mousasi. “I know that people think that he is much butter standing up but I have the reach advantage and he gets tired. I'm not an easy guy to knock out and I refuse to go down.”

Manhoef, who trained with American Top Team for the bout, took a humorous stance with his recent strides on the mats.

“That’s not true,” said the Dutch knockout artist. “I have no ground game. None at all. I was like, playing the drums. Every one was making me tap the whole time.”

Multi-time Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion Souza spoke about his new training partners since his spell at Xtreme Couture Mixed Martial Arts in Las Vegas.

“I trained in San Diego at the University of Jiu-Jitsu with Saulo Ribeiro, Xande [Ribeiro], with Mauricio Shogun [Rua] for about a week and [with] Diego Sanchez,” said Souza. “All of them are good friends and the relationship with the training partners went really well. I’ll put in my heart, I’ll put in my spirit, I’ll put everything in the ring.”

Unshaken by his opponent’s substantial jiu-jitsu credentials, Galesic focused on the opportunity he has been given.

“I come from a small country, from a small town in that country, from small neighborhood and in that neighborhood I live in a small house and for me to be on top of the world and to be called a world champion of Dream is a massive achievement,” said the Croatian. “That will be like a reward for all the hard blood and sweat I spilled over all these years.”

Dream’s Event Producer Keiichi Sasahara and K-1 counterpart Sadaharu Tanigawa have both publicly stated that Dream’s immediate future is hinging on its ability to boost its current television ratings on TBS.

With that, TBS Executive Kazuhiro Namba made the most cryptic comment of all at the press conference.

“Dream was born this year and actually this is the last Dream of this year,” said Namba.

Whether or not this means that there will be no year-end show on TBS is unclear.
http://sherdog.com/news/articles/cro...-dream-6-14489


Kovalev - Golovkin
N1™ is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-22-2008, 09:20 AM
Welterweight
 
joppp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Sweden
Posts: 2,279
                     
This whole CC/Overeem/Sergei exchange was hlarious:

Quote:
Cro Cop: “As a professional fighter, I’m willing to fight Kharitonov after fighting Allister. I’m sure Kharitonov doesn’t want to go home without fighting. I’m happy to be his opponent.”

Overeem: “I suppose our fight is your last fight as a professional MMA fighter, Mirko. ”

Cro Cop: “I like fighting someone who has plenty of guts, and I admit Alistair is one of them; although, our fight won’t be my last fight for sure.”

Kharitonov: “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.”
I'm loving the bad blood between Cro Cop and Overeem. Hopefully a grand comeback for the Copper. Man, Cro Cop is rocking some new bad ass-ness that just might make me wanna jump back on his nuts.

Official Leader of the Demian Maia Subway Station!

Dustin Hazelett - I'm McLovin' it

"The second he hits me, I will crush him!" - WAND (WAR)
joppp is offline  
post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-22-2008, 09:45 AM
Lightweight
Image Hosting by Picoodle.com
 
Arlovski_Fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,757
                     
I don't know why but this whole exchange between CC and Overeem is actually getting me pumped to see it. Someone is going to get KTFO and I wanna see who!!! lol

*_*_*_*_*_UFC FANTASY TEAM*_*_*_*_*
Wanderlei Silva
Evan Tanner
Kenny Florian
Alan Belcher
Alessio Sakara
Arlovski_Fan is offline  
post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-22-2008, 10:58 AM
 
Toxic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: See that guy over in the window, with the binoculars?
Posts: 21,821
                     
I wants some bad ass Cro Cop, head kicken goodness...




"If you get hit and it hurts hit him back you not knocked out yet."-Joe Doerksen
The Toxic Terrors (FFL)
Demetrious Johnson*Eduardo Dantas*Emanuel Newton*Will Brooks*Michael Page



Toxic is offline  
post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-22-2008, 11:44 AM
CoutureCop
 
Davisty69's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 6,091
                     
The only worry I have is Ovareem working out a boring LnP decision.

I don't think he is good enough to stand with Mirko, and also not good enough to finish Mirko on the ground via GnP or Sub (especially since Dream doesn't allow elbows on the ground ).

Therefore, I see him taking mirko down over and over again and winning by control. That is my only fear for this fight.


Check out MMAforum.com's
Top 25 Fights to show a new MMA fan!!

http://www.mmaforum.com/ufc/69374-to...ml#post1079252
Davisty69 is offline  
post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-22-2008, 01:08 PM
 
Toxic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: See that guy over in the window, with the binoculars?
Posts: 21,821
                     
I think Mirko is trying to get Overeem pissed so he will want to try and stand and finish Mirko, he is trying to lure Overeem into fighting his fight,




"If you get hit and it hurts hit him back you not knocked out yet."-Joe Doerksen
The Toxic Terrors (FFL)
Demetrious Johnson*Eduardo Dantas*Emanuel Newton*Will Brooks*Michael Page



Toxic is offline  
post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-22-2008, 01:15 PM
.:Jeet Kune Do:.
 
NikosCC's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 5,679
                     
Oh hell yeah.
WAR cc he will fight twice and beat both he is ready and its time for him to get his KO's backup.


.:H.O.F. Inductee:.
.:GFX-H.O.F. Inductee:.
NikosCC is offline  
post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-22-2008, 02:19 PM
Super Heavyweight
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 4,079
                     
i am feeling comfy on cro cops left nut
dontazo is offline  
post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-22-2008, 03:49 PM
Banned
 
Meshuggeth's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: South Florida
Posts: 1,109
                     
Bad things happen when Mirko gets angry. Remember Wanderlei? Oh yes.
Meshuggeth is offline  
post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-23-2008, 09:22 AM
Welterweight
 
joppp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Sweden
Posts: 2,279
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by dontazo View Post
i am feeling comfy on cro cops left nut
Not anymore. (Especially if you were on the nut that departed into his inner regions...) Man, right now I'm really dissapointed and desillusionized...

Official Leader of the Demian Maia Subway Station!

Dustin Hazelett - I'm McLovin' it

"The second he hits me, I will crush him!" - WAND (WAR)
joppp is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome