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Old 12-29-2008, 02:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cro Cop back to the UFC if he beats Choi?

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Our buddy Robert at FreeFightVideos has a report that suggests a return to the UFC for Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic might be as simple as a win over Hong Man Choi on New Year’s Eve. Cro Cop has apparently been dropping hints lately that the fight at K-1 Dynamite will “end one chapter and start another” in his career, and insists he’s not retiring. So okay, maybe he just means he’ll end the injury-riddled, lackluster performance chapter and begin another kicking ass chapter in 2009, right?

But Cro Cop has been increasingly vague about his plans for 2009, and when Dana White appeared on the “Best Damn Sports Show,” he stated that, “if [Cro Cop] wins, he will definitely be welcomed back into the UFC."

As Robert points out, Cro Cop still keeps a cage in his training facility, though he wouldn’t seem to have any use for it if he plans to keep fighting in Japan. Maybe the thing is just a pain in the ass to take down, or maybe he plans to come back to the UFC for some unfinished business.

Either way, does it seem odd to anyone else that a fight with Hong Man Choi, of all people, is the deciding factor in Cro Cop’s UFC career? Choi is not really an MMA fighter. He’s a kickboxer, in the loosest sense of the word, but mainly he’s a sideshow attraction.

Everyone mocked Fedor for even taking a fight with Choi, and now it’s the fight that determines Cro Cop’s readiness to reenter the Octagon? Why not ask him to beat Alistair Overeem to prove himself? Or beat…anyone else, really. Anyone with actual MMA experience, who isn’t wearing a mask at the time of the fight. Then again, where is he supposed to find an opponent like that on New Year’s Eve in Japan?
Source:http://www.cagepotato.com/cro-cop-ba...beats-choi-nye

SWEET!!!!! Hopefully we would get to see some of the fights I wanted to see and he comes back better then he was the first time around.
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Old 12-29-2008, 02:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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In answer to a question in the article "Why not ask him to beat Alistair Overeem to prove himself?"

Simple, there are plenty of heavyweights in the UFC worse than Alistair Overeem.

Alistair would be a top heavyweight in the UFC.

EDIT: There are also many heavyweights in the UFC that would lose to Choi.
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That would be awesome to see him back fighting in UFC.. as long as the old CC comes to fight. not the one who fought GG and Kongo
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Awesome news! Hopefully (I've used that word too many times about CC, lol) he'll return to the old self, and LHK some ass in the UFC!
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That would be awesome to see him back fighting in UFC.. as long as the old CC comes to fight. not the one who fought GG and Kongo
I really hope so too. But I haven't seen THAT Cro Cop in ages.
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In answer to a question in the article "Why not ask him to beat Alistair Overeem to prove himself?"

Simple, there are plenty of heavyweights in the UFC worse than Alistair Overeem.

Alistair would be a top heavyweight in the UFC.

EDIT: There are also many heavyweights in the UFC that would lose to Choi.
Choi wouldn't even be able to fight in the UFC because he wouldn't be able to make 265
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That would be awesome, assuming he has at least some of his old fire.

I say bring him back, and let him work his way through some of the middle of the pack HW's.

The biggest mistake would be to put him against a top 10 HW right away because we all know he has lost something.

If you really want to make money off of CC's name and legacy, build him up and see what he does. If he can't handle that, cut him.
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Choi wouldn't even be able to fight in the UFC because he wouldn't be able to make 265
I know, but that's completely besides the point. I'm saying that if Cro Cop can beat Choi, he can beat a lot of the UFC heavyweights, not necessarily the better ones though.
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OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG LOL i am soo ******* excited !!!! cmon cro cop it will be soooo ******* bad ass if cro cops come back , uses pride song for his entrance, wins a rematch against kongo and than lhk brock to the living hell lol
make cro cop vs barry or hardonk for come back fight! and than feed him kongo

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Are you guys ******* kidding me here?


How is this sweet or awesome? Crocop gets handled by Overeem, dodges him and fights a freak and you're going to be glad if he comes back to the UFC?

Even if he somehow wins(which he probably won't) he will, the way he has been performing, get decimated by someone like Shane Carwin.

This is ******* retarded.
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