MMA Who is next for Cro Cop?

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  1. ITR06

    ITR06 OT Supporter

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    Since Couture and sylvia fight next card, im thinking he'll have 1 more fight until he fights for the belt. Any guessing on who it will be?
    Im hoping its Brandan Vera, hes only got 1 fight left with the ufc and wont re-sign with them. So why doesnt dana white have him take a beating with cro cop?
     
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    justin eilers would be fun
     
  3. MyLittleAirport

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    Arlovski, hell they should throw him all the former UFC HW such as Couture, Arlovski, Frank Mir, Sylvia, etc. think of how the promotion for him would turn out if he beat them all :eek3:
     
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    I'm hoping AA, Dana said he's giving crocop one more fight until he faces tim, so it better be AA
     
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    jaggorri Bitch Magnet

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    Dana said in a recent interview that CroCop will fight again in April, then on to a title shot (Provided that he wins of course). No word yet on who his opponent will be, although I think Brandon Vera would be a great match.
     
  6. Savage5point0

    Savage5point0 Im an asshole.

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    Im going to over-analize here but so what.

    When they brought A.Silva in the gave him one fight and then a shot, bam we have an unknown middleweight as champ with not much draw. I dont think dana will do that again. (of course mirko is neither of those, but i think he would still like to have some more recognition with people who watch UFC only)

    I agree that Vera would be a good opponent for Mirko, because he only has one fight left, and it would deminish his credibility before he goes off to EliteXC (assuming he loses). You have to consider that maybe dana doesnt want to risK mirko hurting himself with that much invested, perhaps a less dangerous opponent.

    I say they give him Cheick Kongo. Then a shot at Sylvia (sorry randy :hs: well all be rooting for ya)
     
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    Arlovski or more likely Vera then the title holder, Couture.
     
  8. ITR06

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    I was just reading a "rumour" that its gonna be Kongo in England.
     
  9. jonk

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    then cro cop will be in houston :eek4:
    edit: nvm :(
     
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    Savage5point0 Im an asshole.

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    From MMAweekly rumors section.

    UFC 70: APRIL 21, 2007 IN MANCHESTER, ENGLAND AT M.E.N. ARENA

    -Mirko Cro Cop (#2 Heavyweight in the World)* vs. TBA
    -Tito Ortiz (#8 Light Heavyweight in the World)* vs. TBA (possibly Forrest Griffin)
    -Forrest Griffin vs. TBA (possibly Tito Ortiz)
    -Michael Bisping vs. TBA
    -Dennis Siver vs. TBA
    -David Lee vs. TBA
    -Cheick Kongo vs. TBA
    -Abdul Mohamed vs. TBA
    -Jess Liaudin vs. TBA
    -Elvis Sinosic vs. TBA

    :dunno:
     
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    i think vera, i dont want to see crocop fight aa until crocop has the belt. then that should be his 1st title defense. i dont see any hope in couture beating silva even though i have much dislike for the big pos. i dont think vera will be to much of a struggle for him to be healthy.
     
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    None of these options make much sense from Zuffa's standpoint.

    If Arlovski beats Cro Cop, this sets up Arlovski vs. Sylvia 4, which nobody wants to see. If they match up CC with AA, it will be after CC beats Tim/Randy.

    Vera is still in a contract dispute with Zuffa and likely won't be fighting anytime soon. They will probably make him wait out the rest of his contract and then throw him on a prelim. bout. Even if they let him fight Cro Cop and Vera manages to beat him somehow, Zuffa knows that he could go to EliteXC afterwards, unless they offer him an insane signing bonus.

    His most likely opponent at UFC 70 is Chieck Kongo, probably.
     
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    im in for vera being put in his place
     
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    I also read that it was going to be Cheick Kongo.
     
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    it will probably be Kongo. Hes somewhat pretty well known and someone who will stand with Cro Cop. But more importantly someone who Cro Cop can make a KO highlight with.

    also i think tito/forrest is a pretty good fight. both coming off loses. both had a tremendous fight before. a fight many though forrest won. even though if tito loses this fight or if forrest loses, it'll push their title hopes even lower than it is now. i dont think it really matters though since no one will beat chuck
     
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    i think they'll save Arlovski for a future headline fight/title shot with crocop once he gets the belt
     
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    Let Vera learn what happens when you demand 7 figures per fight
     
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    lol
     
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    ive said this before and im saying it again, hes either going to fight AA or cheick kongo..... i have been saying this before the rumors started the past few days since 67.
    i have a feeling.
     
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    I doubt it will be AA. That would make for a big $$ title defense AFTER CC wins the title. My guess would be kongo or vera.

    I'd personally like to see Vera. If he gets demolished by CC, then maybe that will learn him a lesson that he is not YET a top 3 heavyweight that deserves huge $$... and if my miracle he wins, then he proves himself and maybe UFC considers paying him more...
     
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    darkjedi Muay Thai expert

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    Curious, (not that I disagree) but if Tito Ortiz is the #8 LHW, who ranks above him?
     

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