Ben Rothwell still want's Cro Cop. UFC 115 - Page 2 - MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos
UFC The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is a U.S.-based mixed martial arts organization, recognized as the largest MMA promotion in the world. The UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada and is owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC. This promotion is responsible for solidifying the sport's postion in the history-books. UFC is currently undergoing a remarkable surge in popularity, along with greater mainstream media coverage. UFC programming can now be seen on FOX, FX, and FUEL TV in the United States, as well as in 35 other countries worldwide.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-23-2010, 03:57 PM
6toes's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 967
Originally Posted by alizio View Post
i thought the JDS fight was supposed to do just that?? If he cant beat JDS he will never be in title contention again IMO

if he beats Big Ben somehow, then what?? Do you really think he has another title run left?? If so, i admire your loyalty to Mirko. I just think you may be wearing rose colored glasses.

I personally just want fun fights for Mirko from here on out. Nog, Kimbo and then maybe a couple up and comers, let him give some hype to Duffee or something.

JMO of course. I like Mirko. He is a respectful, classy guy. I just fear he lost the fire along time ago.
Don't get me wrong, I agree with most of what you are saying. And yes I'm a Mirko fan but I certainly don't see another run at the title for him. Nor do I see one for Ben. JDS is a top level heavyweight or at least appears to be at the moment. Losing to Junior showed that Cro Cop probably can't hang with the elite fighters at HW anymore but I don't see Ben being among those fighters. Ben's a tough SOB but I would put him more around the upper-mid to mid-level mark as far as the HW division goes. Basically I see this fight as making the difference between Cro-Cop being a mid-level gatekeeper or a high-level gatekeeper.

From the way things looked prior to his fight at 110 (I don't like to use 110 as an example because it wasn't typical UFC HW talent that he was facing and it was on short notice) Cro Cop seems to be on his way down the path toward becoming a big name for up-and-comers to make a name off of. I don't like the idea of this at all though and still have hope that Mirko can get his fighting ambition back. I'm not gonna hold my breath though .
6toes is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-23-2010, 05:06 PM
Light Heavyweight
Danm2501's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: London, UK
Posts: 3,248
Nice that we're getting to see this fight still. I was hoping they'd be able to sneak it onto the Versus card though. Given Anthony Johnson had to pull out of his fight there's a spot there and Cro Cop vs Rothwell would have filled that beautifully. A month's not long for Cro Cop to get ready, but I reckon he could have done it.

Proudly Supporting
Dan Hardy
Conor McGregor
Joe Lauzon
Ronda Rousey
Chael Sonnen
Mark Hunt
Daniel Cormier
Robbie Lawler
Danm2501 is offline  

Quick Reply

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


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

Email Address:


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