Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by marksmen, Dec 31, 2016.
Crocop in the UFC has never panned out. That ship sailed a long time ago.
The guys he beat, those fights would not even be sanctioned in the USA because of the skill gap.
quit wishing for cro cop to come to the ufc
King Mo who was a favorite over him wouldn't be sanctioned? lol
CC carved up GG's face like a Thanksgiving turkey in the rematch though.
He promised his mother and his wife multiple times that he'll retire. Of course, he said that a few times already, but it seems he only went to Rizin because he wanted to fight in Japan one more time and they needed a big name. He feels like it's his second homeland and that he owes the success he had to that country and those organizations.
He's had 8 or 9 surgeries total and I believe prior to Gonzaga fight, he did all sorts of tests. According to him, two different brain scans showed that he has no brain trauma and his organs are also in perfect condition, but he has some degenerative changes on his body. Basically, it's mechanical injuries that are preventing him to fight. He said that during training nothing hurts and he feels fine, but when he's in bed his knee is vibrating and he can't drive a car for longer than 20-30 mins before his knee starts hurting, then he needs to stretch.
As far as the whole USADA business, he pretty much looked the same throughout his career and he is a family man. He doesn't drink, he doesn't party and training has been his life since childhood. We all know what happened with that HGH situation. USADA normally allows fighters to take small therapeutic doses of HGH if there is no other way to heal the injury prior to the fight and if the doctor recommends it. His shoulder was fucked up before the scheduled Hamilton fight and he tried all sorts of treatments to fix it, including cryotherapy and regenokene. He got desperate because he's an older guy and if he missed this fight, it would have been over for him because he didn't want to wait another 6 months or so. He wanted to honor his contract and make the fight, he had a notice from the doctor but that process takes some time, so he took the risk of taking the therapeutic dose of HGH for his shoulder. He immediately called the UFC and the UFC guy told him that it's no problem, but he should mail him with the details. The UFC guy forwarded the mail to USADA and they suspended him.
Now, Mirko himself said he could have played dumb and told them that he doesn't write English well and that 2 guys handle all that for him, which is true. Also, he wasn't under oath or anything so it's really ridiculous. He then decided to retire because he was disgusted by USADA for suspending him for 2 years before even doing the test, and some guys who were actually roiding got like 1 year or 2 year suspensions. USADA's tests came out negative, but they were stalling and buying time. Basically, they didn't want to send him the test results before his time for appeal already expired, then he got the test results when it was legally too late to appeal.
Let him enjoy his Rizin championship, TS! It was a nice series of wins. IMHO, Mirko would def take Fedor in a rematch if it were held this year.
UFC unified rules and cage, large circular ocatgon and fence are crap.
Ring and PRIDE / RIZIN rules are much better.
If you saw him fight King Mo, you could see making 205 is unlikely.
True but it still does not change the fact that crocop got killed in the first fight and the way his ankle bent is so painful to my soul
King Mo could make 185 though, small LHW.
If King Mo was 5 lbs lighter like he usually is, it wouldn't have been.
At HW? There are bigger than 5 lb differences all the time at HW.
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