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post #11 of 27 (permalink) Old 01-13-2013, 07:14 PM
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He reminded me of Ivan Drago with no emotions. Then he decapitated his opponents. That's what sealed the deal for me. I was like this guy is a real life terminator.

I think being fresh out of the military his mind was still in that kill mode. That was the difference of Mirko in the ring vs the Octagon. He was always looking to hurt his opponent in the worst way possible. I don't believe it has anything to do with his skill sets. If he had that same mentality just straight offense he would churn out some more wins. I've always said the Mirko that stared down against the Axe Murderer would have killed any living man in real life.

Plus he's got one of the coolest nick names. I still think he can make one last run if he truly wanted to.

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post #12 of 27 (permalink) Old 01-13-2013, 07:42 PM
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The OP says it like he's new or something. Pretty much everyone is a fan of Cro Cop he was one of the most exciting fighters out there for a long time.
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post #13 of 27 (permalink) Old 01-13-2013, 08:02 PM
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I still get goose bumps when CroCop walks out to a fight.


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post #14 of 27 (permalink) Old 01-13-2013, 08:13 PM
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Dunno why there's a shitty highlight video of Cro Cop in the UFC section....

He is a legend of the ring, not the Octagon.







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post #15 of 27 (permalink) Old 01-14-2013, 07:42 AM
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Yeah, really makes you wonder what would have happened in that fight if it took place in a wrestling ring as apposed to an MMA ring.
Since I posted that, Del Rio defeated a 7'2 500lbs giant in a last man standing match. Cro Cop wouldn't be able to defeat the new WWE champion.



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Mirko is a monster and a legend. Great personality, a hero for his people. That been said. Damn Wand to step in with that bigger lethal monster twice and actually pulling a draw in the first.

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Cro Cop is the only fighter aside from Rampage, Barao and Mayhem that gets called their nickname more than their real name.







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Cro-Cops entire career is tainted by the fact that he was totally god awful since pride. Kinda like Rua. Like they are totally different beasts back then. Always leaves me thinking PEDs we're involved in their better moments.
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Cro-Cops entire career is tainted by the fact that he was totally god awful since pride. Kinda like Rua. Like they are totally different beasts back then. Always leaves me thinking PEDs we're involved in their better moments.
I highly doubt that, the rules were very different in PRICE vs UFC plus ring vs. octagon.

If PRIDE was around and UFC folded, I would be willing to bet guys used to the octagon would have very dismal showings when they transitioned over to the ring (+ head stomps and soccer kicks).

Not saying there wasn't PED abuse in Japan, there clearly was (but I highly doubt with these 2 legends).

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I highly doubt that, the rules were very different in PRICE vs UFC plus ring vs. octagon.

If PRIDE was around and UFC folded, I would be willing to bet guys used to the octagon would have very dismal showings when they transitioned over to the ring (+ head stomps and soccer kicks).

Not saying there wasn't PED abuse in Japan, there clearly was (but I highly doubt with these 2 legends).
It's got nothing to do with the rules, which is a valid point.

Both those guys looked pounds lighter in Pride. Their overall body movement was far more dynamic. Both these guys came to the UFC, and have since looked like they are fighting in slow motion compared to their Pride days. Is that not how you see it? Maybe I need to go back and watch some old videos. My memory might be somewhat hazy.
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