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Indiana commission: Cro Cop will undergo medical checkup prior to UFC 119

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Although UFC president Dana White said a recent eye injury won't keep Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic out of Saturday's UFC 119 event, the headliner faces one final hurdle before he's cleared to compete in the pay-per-view event.

Andy Means, the director of the Indiana Gaming Commission's athletic division, today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) Filipovic will have a pre-fight medical exam prior to Friday's weigh-ins.

Filipovic suffered an eye poke and likely cornea abrasion during his final training session in Croatia this past week.

UFC 119 takes place at Indianapolis' Conseco Fieldhouse and marks the organization's debut in the state of Indiana. Filipovic (27-7-2 MMA, 4-3 UFC) takes on former heavyweight champ Frank Mir (13-5 MMA, 11-5 UFC) and looks for his third straight win and fifth victory in six fights.

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Good thing the eye heals rather fast, and if I'm not mistaken is the fastest healing part of the human body, but I'm no doctor so I may be wrong on that. I really hope this fight goes through, and I'm anxious to see how ruckus this crowd gets in Indy.

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Now what if Cro Cop doesnt pass this or whatever then no fight? I mean if I was the UFC I would be working on a backup like talking about Meathead possibly filling in.

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Posted by Twenty20Dollars

Now what if Cro Cop doesnt pass this or whatever then no fight? I mean if I was the UFC I would be working on a backup like talking about Meathead possibly filling in.



I seriously hope they'd have a better backup plan for a main event. Bader/Nog would probably be promoted before Meathead would be moved to the main event. I would hope so, anyways.

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Are Struve or Nelson healthy? I could honestly see both taking this fight on very short notice.

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And think if Meathead beat Mir, ohh that would be sooo great!

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I imagine they would have someone like Pat Barry ready. What would really be badass is if Junior Dos Santos would take the fight on short notice. It would be a big risk for him with his title shot guaranteed but it would make for a great fight with Mir.

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i believe barry is still rehabbing his hand and Struve got cut up in his last fight.

Maybe Nelson is healthy. Also Gonzaga, Rothwell or Carwin could be good last minute replacements. pretty unlikely for most of those on short notice.

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So if say thur or fri crocop fails. Ufc better have aplan

Now with that being said something good can happen if crocop gets pulled

Have him fight on germany card.

I think struve could fill in. But forget meathead. A mir vs mark hunt match seems good to me

Only other person I can think of who may be ready vs mir. Is get brendan schaub

If ufc gets deperate enough sign tim slyvia

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I told Brendan Schaub to call Dana and get the fight, so we'll see what happens with that. He's about the only short notice figther that makes sense, as I don't think any other HW is injury free or has a name worth putting on a main card.

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