Kicks Cormier had problems with compared to Mirkos kicks.

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Mixfight, Jul 18, 2018.

  1. Mixfight

    Mixfight Black Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2015
    Messages:
    5,406
    Likes Received:
    9,869
    Look at the speed and power of these kicks:

    40 year old, post leg break Ando
    [​IMG]

    Nelson landing multiple leg kicks sending DC flying
    [​IMG][​IMG]
    Frank Mir
    [​IMG]
    Jon Jones
    [​IMG]



    Now look at the speed and power of Mirkos kicks to the body:
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


    Look at the speed and power of his head kicks with his left kick (same kick Jones KOd DC with):
    [​IMG][​IMG]
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    ^^^^^^ Guys in these gifs are of similar height to DC.


    I think DC could still beat Mirko but you would have to be silly to think that a guy like this woudlnt give DC major problems. Great takedown defense, balance, foot speed, straight punches, kicking ability, chin, toughness and youth. DC would have to fight the perfect fight and keep his defense on point.
     
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2018
  2. Arm Barbarian

    Arm Barbarian Steel Belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2013
    Messages:
    30,868
    Likes Received:
    185,736
    Location:
    Wild West
    CroCop was a badass fo sho, but DC would wrassle the brakes off him, TDD or not.

    Cormier is next level.
     
  3. Mixfight

    Mixfight Black Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2015
    Messages:
    5,406
    Likes Received:
    9,869
    No argument there, I think DC could definitely put some wrestling moves on Mirko but Mirko had very good takedown defense. Stuffed Randleman's, Colemans and Watermans takedowns like it was nothing and those guys had all american, olympic level power doubles.
     
    DayV, Canned Tuna, HangNail and 4 others like this.
  4. Towerworld

    Towerworld Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2015
    Messages:
    1,766
    Likes Received:
    1,169
    Comparison of punches that Crocop had problems with vs DC
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    vs
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Magx951, 111293, HangNail and 14 others like this.
  5. Koro

    Koro Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2015
    Messages:
    566
    Likes Received:
    473
    Wha?!

    Nevertheless, of course Mirko is always dangerous.
     
    111293 likes this.
  6. HHJ

    HHJ Plutonium Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2004
    Messages:
    57,773
    Likes Received:
    33,975
    Location:
    NYC
    It doesnt really mean anything. For all of the dangers mirko presents, DC has all the tools to give a prime Crocop everything he could handle and more too.
     
  7. bangard

    bangard Crom laughs at your four winds.

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2011
    Messages:
    723
    Likes Received:
    757
    Location:
    Kraut, lost in Dublin
    Thats true but he struggled with the clinch takedowns in the Fedor fight and DC is great in this area.
     
    John makfresshi likes this.
  8. Matt Hutchings

    Matt Hutchings Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2014
    Messages:
    653
    Likes Received:
    2,474
    I agree this would happen if you match them now, but if we hypothetically take prime DC and a prime CroCop (pride era) I don't think it'd be so cut and dry.
    I like Cormier a lot, but his reaction to kicks is awful considering he comes from a gym named the American Kickboxing Academy.
    For me it would be 50/50 between CroCop via headkick or Cormier via decision.
     
  9. Mixfight

    Mixfight Black Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2015
    Messages:
    5,406
    Likes Received:
    9,869
    Fedor had some slick sambo trips which Mirko didnt expect but even those had to be earned and Fedor had to walk through some damaging shots.
     
    Typrune Goatley and FierceHitman like this.
  10. Mixfight

    Mixfight Black Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2015
    Messages:
    5,406
    Likes Received:
    9,869
    It means there are areas where Mirko could definitely cause damage to DC.
     
  11. Juan Bombadil

    Juan Bombadil Yellow Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2018
    Messages:
    223
    Likes Received:
    537
    Nice gif compilation bro
    <mma4>
     
    Dozer ., Canned Tuna, 111293 and 4 others like this.
  12. Sano

    Sano Black Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2011
    Messages:
    5,644
    Likes Received:
    9,458
    Location:
    Denmark
    DC is the better all around fighter, but he's shown to be susceptible to the left highkick which was Mirkos speciality. Also young Mirko had underrated TDD and was extremely athletic and strong.

    Would definitely be a great fight, although I think DC would be a slight favourite as long as he didn't slip up.
     
    Mixfight likes this.
  13. MMACroatia

    MMACroatia Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2014
    Messages:
    2,612
    Likes Received:
    3,091
    Cro Cop would win
    Cormier plays right into his game
     
    DayV, Dozer ., crocopteam and 3 others like this.
  14. Vehap1

    Vehap1 Green Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2015
    Messages:
    1,415
    Likes Received:
    1,178
    You need anabolic steroids to beat DC
     
    Mixfight likes this.
  15. Echo_Bliss

    Echo_Bliss WHAT?!

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2016
    Messages:
    653
    Likes Received:
    497
    Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    1. In PRIDE, many top dogs are accepted or suspected to have been using substances; Mirko, Nog, and Sapp are three prime suspects. If DC were fighting Prime Mirko in Japan, this would be a problem. Mirko wins by Soccer Kicks to a grounded opponent.

    2. UFC has different rules - Mirko went on a losing streak in the UFC, a few times, actually. He didn't adapt well. I think in UFC rules, Mirko fares against Cormer worse than he did a against Barry, Congo, Mir, or Nelson.

    3. Mirko wouldn't be facing the Cormier that slugged around the cage with Nelson or Mir, whatever was up with him those fights. He would be facing the DC who mirked Bigfoot Sylva, the DC who mirked Josh Barnett, the DC who smashed Gus and Rumble.


    DC beats Mirko under UFC rules every time.
    Mirko beats DC under PRIDE rules 50-50.
     
  16. Ilovepizza

    Ilovepizza Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card Yellow Card Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2018
    Messages:
    1,698
    Likes Received:
    3,184
    no shit sherlock. cro cop fought in a ring most of his life, but his ufc run wasnt that bad.

    The main reason was probably this: "I'll always believe that my bad period in the UFC started with my injuries... the UFC days, it was injury after injury."

    DCs striking defense was/is still fuucken bad, so i favor cro cop.
     
    Typrune Goatley and Mixfight like this.
  17. Mixfight

    Mixfight Black Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2015
    Messages:
    5,406
    Likes Received:
    9,869
    Weak keyboardsmanship and mma knowledge all around.
     
    Typrune Goatley likes this.
  18. Stalkingsquid

    Stalkingsquid Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2017
    Messages:
    357
    Likes Received:
    504
    Location:
    Canada
    All I have to add is holy SHIT I never get tired of those gifs of Mirko headkicking Mark Hunt. Goddam he's got a chin. Only person I can think of to withstand multiple flush headkicks from cro cop
     
  19. Fesaine

    Fesaine White Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2018
    Messages:
    125
    Likes Received:
    212
    Lol Cro cop would get absolutely destroy by DC
     
  20. it would be a cool fantasy matchup. 2005 roided crocop vs prime cormier
     
    Mixfight and John makfresshi like this.

Share This Page