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Cures for the common losing streaks

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Depending on the native language of the fan, the perception of Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic varies widely. For some, he's an overhyped expatriate of obscure Japanese fight culture. For others, he has the most talented lower body -- glutes, quads, the ever-popular hamstring -- next to Pele's.

For those who were weaned on Filipovic's exploits in Japan from 2001 to 2006, HDNet's broadcast of Dream 6 on Tuesday provided further depressing evidence that the once-feared Croatian is nearing the end of his tenure as a heavyweight threat. Battered by inconsistent Alistair Overeem, Cro Cop has not made a significant move since winning Pride's open-weight tournament in 2006.

He's one of several attractions who have struggled in recent months to restore sheen to their careers and make corrections to obvious faults in tactical preparation. At age 34, Filipovic's problems don't seem the result of physical deterioration. He's simply an older make of an athlete who needs an upgrade if he is to remain competitive with today's crop of licensed killers.

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Post #1   9/29/08 10:09:09AM   

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i still say for what he has done hes a beast let the man go out in peace

Post #2   9/29/08 11:16:03AM   

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Battered by inconsistent Alistair Overeem, Cro Cop has not made a significant move since winning Pride's open-weight tournament in 2006.


inconsistant? Overeem is a beast the man has only lost to the best in the world. I wouldnt call that inconsistant. Mirko is still a beast he just needs to stop looking for the big shot and fight to win. He's to predictable.

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Post #3   9/29/08 11:27:03AM   

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Cure for the common losing streak....There's a baseball term for that:

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Post #4   9/29/08 2:09:27PM   

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right now would be the perfect time for a Mirko vs Chuck fight.

If Dana was smart, he'd make this happen.

Post #5   9/29/08 3:35:34PM