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“We’re waiting to hear from him. We told him we’d wait for him to make a decision, but he’s not making a decision…. The deadline is pretty much up, and I need decision from him by Monday (February 4).”


UFC President Dana White provides an update on the Mirko Cro Cop situation — the 2006 Pride FC Open Weight Grand Prix Champion has a losing record inside the Octagon (1-2) and has not competed since UFC 75: “Champion vs. Champion” in September 2007. No word on what will happen if the deadline expires with no word from the Croatian.

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He probably realizes that if he comes back and loses his next fight, he's all but out. Generally fighters who lose 3 in a row in UFC have a hard time getting another fight. He might be best served going elsewhere for now then coming back once he's built back up.

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Cro-Cop said after his Kongo loss that all he wanted to do was fight Big Nog. Nog now with the belt that doest seem likely. Who is there for him to fight? Lesnar maybe...???

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Posted by CiaoBaby

Cro-Cop said after his Kongo loss that all he wanted to do was fight Big Nog. Nog now with the belt that doest seem likely. Who is there for him to fight? Lesnar maybe...???



Not Lesnar. I don't think the UFC will risk EITHER fighter losing another fight.

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Some guy on the linked website said a possible fight with Jeff Monson could happen at UFC 84.

But if Cro Cop does fight again it would be against a Monson or maybe Hardonk or someone. They are going to want to give him a good chance at a win.

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Posted by Lay_N_Pray

Some guy on the linked website said a possible fight with Jeff Monson could happen at UFC 84.

But if Cro Cop does fight again it would be against a Monson or maybe Hardonk or someone. They are going to want to give him a good chance at a win.



If they want to give him a good chance to win, they better keep him away from Monson. Isn't it sad that the UFC has to give Cro Cop a lower-tier fighter like Hardonk to try and give him a win.

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i think crocop fights a top 10 or 15 guy. he's proved he is one of the best hw's in the world. 2 losses in a row doesn't take that away from him. mirko crocop will be back.

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Man i want to Mirko make a come back as much as anyone but not returning the UFC calls makes it look like your avoiding them and not wanting to fight.

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Complete BS. Seriously I've had conversations with his merchandise manager, he's asked for a fight. This is posturing to get him to lower his price. I guess when Randy doesn't like the contract he signs and does this he's crucified but when the UFC does the same thing it's ok.

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Posted by emfleek


Posted by CiaoBaby

Cro-Cop said after his Kongo loss that all he wanted to do was fight Big Nog. Nog now with the belt that doest seem likely. Who is there for him to fight? Lesnar maybe...???



Not Lesnar. I don't think the UFC will risk EITHER fighter losing another fight.



agreed

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Posted by cmill21

Complete BS. Seriously I've had conversations with his merchandise manager, he's asked for a fight. This is posturing to get him to lower his price. I guess when Randy doesn't like the contract he signs and does this he's crucified but when the UFC does the same thing it's ok.



source? Proof? something other than you talked to t-shirt salesman. Just because he asked for fight doesn't mean he is responding to their calls.

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i'd like to see him fight big tim. two strikers. i think it would be a good test for both fighters

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Posted by cmill21

Complete BS. Seriously I've had conversations with his merchandise manager, he's asked for a fight. This is posturing to get him to lower his price. I guess when Randy doesn't like the contract he signs and does this he's crucified but when the UFC does the same thing it's ok.



source? Proof? something other than you talked to t-shirt salesman. Just because he asked for fight doesn't mean he is responding to their calls.



Source is Slaven Lucic, he's not a t shirt sales man, he's also the owner/operater of www.nokaut.com and www.mma-id.com, and has been a good friend of Mirko's since they were young. If you want to see the open forum convo's that he's responded in go to nokaut and there is a thread titled "Dana on Cro Cop" in the Cro Cop forum. He acctually talked to Cro Cop today. In a private conversation I had with him via PM's he disclosed pretty much exactly what was going on and that there was a set back or two in Cro Cop's training. Cro Cop is ready have a fight booked but he will need a month or two for prep. Cro Cop wasn't aware that he was under a deadline and had no idea this was going on until Slaven called him for comment.

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Posted by cloppio

i'd like to see him fight big tim. two strikers. i think it would be a good test for both fighters



Agreed. Tim is exactly who I ws thinking. Def be make or break for CC but he could potentially crucify Tim standing and come off looking great. If he loses he gets cut and goes to fight for someone else, if he doesn't retire.

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Posted by Lay_N_Pray

Some guy on the linked website said a possible fight with Jeff Monson could happen at UFC 84.

But if Cro Cop does fight again it would be against a Monson or maybe Hardonk or someone. They are going to want to give him a good chance at a win.



Sorry I doubt it I watched the PPV81 with a bunch of freinds in the 360 a few of the train with Monson said he has some serious head injury from his last KO
it will be a will before we see him fight anytime soon

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