MMA New Cro Cop interview

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  1. Optamix

    Optamix New Member

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    Croatian fighter Mirko Cro Cop is healing consequences of a hard defeat to Gabriel Gonzaga in the UFC 70 tournament in Manchester, Great Britain. Shocking pictures of unconscious Cro Cop lying in the cage looked unreal since we were used to see exactly the opposite ones for years.
    Mirko had similar experiences with Kevin Randleman in Pride and Michael McDonald in K-1. He lost by KO to both of them [that's not true, although it says so in the article], and both times he succeeded to comeback to the top. Although his charisma got seriously hurt, if not destroyed, Mirko claims he has the motivation and strength for a new comeback.

    Q: Do you feel any health consequences from Manchester episode?
    A: I don't have headaches, nor any visible consequences from Gonzaga's high-kick. If it weren't for the pain in the right ankle, I'd already be training. However, I have to passively rest for two weeks. The ankle is swollen, but I don't think anything is broken, otherwise I wouldn't be able to walk. Still, I'll go to see a doctor one of these days and have it scanned."

    Q: You seemed absent in the cage?
    A: I wasn't myself against Gonzaga. I just couldn't decide to begin an exchange of punches, to go forward. Something similar happened to me in my last fight vs. Sanchez, but I still won that fight. These things happen to me in cycles. First I learn a lesson in the ring, then I go wild and win in streaks. However, there are no alibies for this defeat, and I am not looking for any.

    Q: What determined the outcome?
    A: Gonzaga's elbows to my temple. When I got up, my vision was blurry and I didn't even see that right high-kick.

    Q: Did you make any mistakes in the preparation for the fight?
    A: The preparations were great and are not the problem. Right before the fight I was apathetic, no good, couldn't focus and I fought without any strategy.

    Q: What will your future in the UFC look like?
    A: I will definitely come back stronger. It's out of place to talk about the belt, but I will respect the contract. Of course, provided there are no new injuries. However, I don't know what could make me fight more after I work off the remaining 4 fights.

    Q: When can we expect you back in the ring?
    A: I believe I'll fight again in the UFC at the end of August or beginning of September. I expect to get a chance to rematch Gonzaga. Thanks to everyone who came to Manchester for me, and all who called me wishing me good luck. I got more than 200 calls and I couldn't answer everyone.
     
  2. miek

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    :rofl: still hasn't seen a doctor. I love mirko lol
     
  3. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    This guy is my hero. No excuses accepts his loss as his loss.
     
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    I <3 Crocop.
     
  5. RMarks

    RMarks New Member

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    I'd like to see him get 2-3 wins under his belt before he fights Gonzaga for the belt
     
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    he's the man.anyone can lose at any time.
     
  7. furst

    furst THE BOWRD OT Supporter

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    What the hell does that mean?
     
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    OnionPeel New Member

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    sound's like he just has no reason to be motivated

    After winning the pride gp he probably feels he's accomplished all that he can.
     
  9. Guz200sx

    Guz200sx The man who does more than he is paid for will soo

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    That means his last fight would be for the UFC title....Dana White won't do that unless he has Cro Cop signed to a new deal and Cro Cop says "...I don't know what could make me fight more after I work off the remaining 4 fights."
     
  10. Guz200sx

    Guz200sx The man who does more than he is paid for will soo

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    Means he prolly won't come back after the 4 fights
     
  11. RMarks

    RMarks New Member

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    Ahh I missed that. Oh well, maybe he just doesn't have the heart anymore to be a champ.
     
  12. DooDoobutter

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    He still has to fight fedor!!! :mad:
     
  13. KiddX

    KiddX Tigth as Piston In Ferrari Engine!

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    If i could pick who his opponents would be for those 4 fights

    Rematch
    Tito (i know it will never happen, but i really really really, want to see him get kicked in that big head)
    Andrei Arlovski ( :x: )
    Title Shot
     
  14. RMarks

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    I'd like to see CroCop vs Vera, vs Nog 2, vs Fedor 2, vs Arlovski
     
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    I sure hope crocop is just being the very robotic businessman as usual and feigning retirement to get a bigger paycheck.
     
  16. Guz200sx

    Guz200sx The man who does more than he is paid for will soo

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    Cro Cop v Vera would be interesting...Vera has one more fight left on his contract but I don't think they are going to wait until August/September to have him fight. I heard Dana White say Vera will be fighting soon. I took it that maybe he'll be fighting in June or July.
     
  17. Guz200sx

    Guz200sx The man who does more than he is paid for will soo

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    Yea I hope one of those four is against Arlovski.
     
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    he just seems to have no motivation
     
  19. damiand

    damiand Proceed

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    its not like its easy to get motivated. beating yourself up 10hours a day for nearly 365 is pretty hard even if youre getting paid allright money. at over 300k a fight, 6 fights, 1.8 million dollars later and mirko can retire and go do whatever he wants, while still be young enough to enjoy it. and that money if from fighting alone, not counting his MP position, and his income from the special forces.

    hes playing it smart, like a politician would.
     
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    I think most if not all athleates have the drive to be the best thats the motivation, apparently he dosent have that he made his goal of winning the OWGP seems after that he switched to the UFC no more Fedor to worry about he threw it into auto pilot and figred he would cruise. I love watching Mirko but he definatly does not always come to the right prepared mentally.
     
  21. Civil Disobedient

    Civil Disobedient "Die Biting The Throat" OT Supporter

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    I read some where that Nog or somebody trained with him and said that he didnt have the heart of a warrior. definately sounds true after reading that.
     
  22. dengar

    dengar seans is a afta marchsollwe in his gir! OT Supporter

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    That sounds about right to me, especially hearing Dana say that Cro Cop didn't want an immediate title shot.
     
  23. Kuet

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    i think it means he sees no reason to fight after his 4 fight contract...
    thats fucking sucks, but i guess he does have to lead the counter-terrorist police special forces unit ATJ Lucko and all.. his parliament term is due in september i think, and he doesnt plan on re-instatement
     
  24. Skeletor

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    so i guess his career is over after the last 4 fights of his contract?



    I wonder if that is the defeat talking or if he's actually serious.
     
  25. Sammo

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    he was saying it a long time before his loss to Gonzaga
     

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