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Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic Signs Three-Fight Deal With UFC

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Heavyweight veteran Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic has signed a three-fight contract with the UFC, ending weeks of speculation about whether the popular Croatian fighter would return to the UFC or ink a deal with Japan-based DREAM.

UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta announced the signing on Saturday during a Q&A with fans at the UFC Fan Expo in Las Vegas before UFC 100.

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Post #1   7/13/09 4:20:16PM   

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I don't care if he's "past his prime", this is a huge shot in the arm for the ufc heavyweight division, I love it, big cro cop fan and win or lose he is a great fighter to watch, hopefully one more run at a title is in store.

Post #2   7/13/09 5:03:15PM   

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Brock Vs. Cro Cop you know you want it....

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Great job by the UFC for signing Cro Cop. Even if he is getting old, he is still a very interesting fighter to watch and a fan favorite in the sport with his deadly head kicks. Cro Cop makes a great addition to the Heavyweight Division.

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Not only is he a potential contender down the road, it also makes one less fight for Fedor outside of the UFC, only leaving Barney and Overeem...the carrot is dangling.

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This is why dana shouldn't fly off the handle.

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I just hope they don't keep giving him al-turk type fighters.

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Posted by D0wnUnd6e6r

I just hope they don't keep giving him al-turk type fighters.



think of al-turk as a welcome, er, welcome back mat. his next fight will be against better competition.

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He couldn't refuse the offer!

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Nice work.....nowLorenzo needs to.... leave Dana in Vegas, get his ass on a plane to Stary Oskol and reel in the big one.

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Dude better drop down to 205 or he's toast.

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glad to see him back....again!!

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Posted by Givershit

Dude better drop down to 205 or he's toast.



Dude cant make 205 and he's given the world #1 his best test yet.

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Posted by cmill21


Posted by Givershit

Dude better drop down to 205 or he's toast.



Dude cant make 205 and he's given the world #1 his best test yet.



Brock Lesnar?.....ha see what I did there? If Cro Cop can't hang in the HW division of the UFC then why the heck can't Brock Lesnar be the best fighter in the world??lol

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Posted by crushedbacon

Nice work.....nowLorenzo needs to.... leave Dana in Vegas, get his ass on a plane to Stary Oskol and reel in the big one.



It would probably help that situation if Dana sat that one out, too.

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