Cro Cop entrence

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buff_udale
2/4/07 12:35:37AM
Anybody else think it is funny that cro cop came out to the pride theme song??!!
JimiMak
2/4/07 12:41:00AM
I honestly can't believe that I didn't notice... but I think that's funny as hell. I'll have to watch again on youtube or wherever.
Reignofterror
2/4/07 12:57:59AM
I could not believe that, most shocking thing of the night in my opinion.
Snacks
2/4/07 12:59:54AM

Posted by Reignofterror

I could not believe that, most shocking thing of the night in my opinion.



I would have said the nut shot that Hazzardgatti let go was more shocking... but it's Steve Hazzardgatti, so it's not like his shitty reffing is unusual.
Manfred
2/4/07 2:05:46AM
Very funny, but probably pissed Dana off. He shelled out some serious cash for him and CC basically peed in his Cheerios
hipster_doofus
2/4/07 2:18:34AM
i don't think that cro-cop could come out to the pride music w/o dana knowing what was going on. everyone, especially the guys in production, must know what that music is. who knows, maybe it is a sign that zuffa is either making it clear they are in the hunt for the purchase of pride, or that they simply do not care / respect pride. when the song started w/ the toms at that off-beat, i tohught it was going to be another weird Croatian song or something. once the music started playing i couldn't help but feel like it was some sort of message being sent by the ufc. maybe we're all reading too much into it, who knows
aceprone
2/4/07 2:18:53AM
why would dana be mad? They've been showing highlights and mentioned pride all night long. I have a feeling that Cro Cop and Fedor will happen as champion vs. champion. Seeing Cro Cop walk to the Octagon was a beaufiful thing!
hippysmacker
2/4/07 2:24:24AM

Posted by Snacks


Posted by Reignofterror

I could not believe that, most shocking thing of the night in my opinion.



I would have said the nut shot that Hazzardgatti let go was more shocking... but it's Steve Hazzardgatti, so it's not like his shitty reffing is unusual.



Agreed . He almost cost Hughes the title vs Trigg. As for Cro-cop it could just be his lucky song, but I'm more inclined to agree that there's some Pride?UFC cooperation in the air.
Trapt1nw0nder
2/4/07 2:40:58AM
yeah....great song for a person like CroCop....i cant see him coming out to Lil Jon just cuz he's fighting in the USA......

But he would of looked better walking slowly down a ramp..
Svartorm
2/4/07 3:35:00AM

Posted by hippysmacker


Posted by Snacks


Posted by Reignofterror

I could not believe that, most shocking thing of the night in my opinion.



I would have said the nut shot that Hazzardgatti let go was more shocking... but it's Steve Hazzardgatti, so it's not like his shitty reffing is unusual.



Agreed . He almost cost Hughes the title vs Trigg. As for Cro-cop it could just be his lucky song, but I'm more inclined to agree that there's some Pride?UFC cooperation in the air.



I'm pretty sure that was Mario Yamasaki who reffed Huges vs Trigg 2.
hippysmacker
2/4/07 3:45:59AM

Posted by Svartorm


Posted by hippysmacker


Posted by Snacks


Posted by Reignofterror

I could not believe that, most shocking thing of the night in my opinion.



I would have said the nut shot that Hazzardgatti let go was more shocking... but it's Steve Hazzardgatti, so it's not like his shitty reffing is unusual.



Agreed . He almost cost Hughes the title vs Trigg. As for Cro-cop it could just be his lucky song, but I'm more inclined to agree that there's some Pride?UFC cooperation in the air.



I'm pretty sure that was Mario Yamasaki who reffed Huges vs Trigg 2.



Dude your totally right. My bad, names sound similiar
Svartorm
2/4/07 3:54:30AM
Its chill, you had me on the Midnight Express earlier.

I have no idea what Mazagatti was thinking though, because it wasn't like he didn't see it. He said "Fight through it!" like he saw it and didn't care or something. Its not like it cost him the fight, but I'd still be upset.
roadking95th
2/4/07 4:09:08AM
Based on some of the things Cro Cop has said, like wanting to complete his copntract as fast as possible and fighting on New Years against Fedor, perhaps he is sending the message that he would rather be in Pride and is representing Pride and is just here for the money.
hippysmacker
2/4/07 4:31:50AM

Posted by roadking95th

Based on some of the things Cro Cop has said, like wanting to complete his copntract as fast as possible and fighting on New Years against Fedor, perhaps he is sending the message that he would rather be in Pride and is representing Pride and is just here for the money.



The only interviews I read were on the T-nation bodybuilding think tank , and he answers why .It's what he's used to like a pitcher's superstion's. I'll paste the relevant part here and also the address
http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do;jsessionid=E4CA4AC1F2CFF1872FD97C9E78095042.hydra?id=1428458


"It is less than one month until you enter the Octagon. What are your thought?
Mirko:"Hmmm...you know the other day while at a friend's house I heard the Pride music they use from a video they were watching. At that moment I felt very sad. I was surprised at myself. When I made the decision to go to the UFC, I thought that there would be no regrets. That beat (dandandadan) I thought, I won't be able to hear it for some time. They play that music backstage at Pride. For me it acted as a switch. Usually when they call on me to get ready I can see and hear the crowd, they call my name and wave. I wave back. My worries disappear. The nervousness I feel until that point disappears. I can focus. That music acted as a switch for me. From now on I will have to find news ways of doing things. You know I still have not been an Octagon(laughing). I do not know how the cage feels to the touch. On January 31st I have work to do at Parliament. I get to Vegas on the 1st. I take my physical for the NSAC. Then it it is showtime. One thing, the time difference is not as great between Croatia and America as it is between Japan and Croatia(laughing). When I enter the Octagon, I wonder what I will feel. Thinking back I was booed first fighting in Pride, fighting for K-1. When I enter the Octagon I will have to decide the path of my life with just my hands."

As for leaving the UFC ,he answers that in part one of the interview.I'll paste it here
Mirko: "I will be the UFC champion in three matches."

That's great but would the UFC's president Dana White let you have a title match within three fights?

Mirko:" Actually he(Dana White) was going to match me up with Tim Sylvia. I guess Tim ran away(laughing). Right now I am very hungry. I want to fight every 2 and a half to three months. I want to have the belt by the summer and have a fight in the fall, then fight in Japan on New Years."
In Japan?

Mirko:" Yes. Pride and the UFC are rival organizations, but I think I can bring them together. You will have Pride's Champion Fedor and UFC champion and Pride Open weight Champion me. This is my real hope."



He's not planning on leaving , just giving us all what we want. Unification matches. If he pulls this off I will buy a dog and name it after him.
GNP4LYFE
2/4/07 4:50:14AM
CroCop coming out to the Pride theme is his way of saying that "I am a Pride fighter whose fighting in UFC. I am here to murder everyone while representing the Pride Fighting Championships"

IMO
hippysmacker
2/4/07 4:51:14AM

Posted by GNP4LYFE

CroCop coming out to the Pride theme is his way of saying that "I am a Pride fighter whose fighting in UFC. I am here to murder everyone while representing the Pride Fighting Championships"

IMO



Did you just read the interview I posted?
jmoooooo
2/4/07 5:47:29AM
if you read the interview i think we are reading way too much into it -

mirko said the music acted as a switch, put him at ease, got him ready to fight, killed the nerves etc.

hes in a strange country, fighting in a different org, in a different ring, different type of fans, different type of hype, opponents he hasnt had much opportunity to study/hear about, etc.

nothing is the same for him, and if he needed the music to put him at ease/make him comfortable/act as a switch, im sure dana was more than willing to oblige him...especially for how much it cost him to get mirko here in the first place....dana should be doing everything he can to make his new star comfortable and happy and ensure he gets his moneys worth......
roadking95th
2/4/07 1:00:24PM
Thanks for the great post Hippysmacker!
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