Saturday 28 April 2007

Mirko Filipovic 'Cro Cop'

A former Croatian special forces officer Mirko Filipovic (usually billed as Mirko Cro Cop after his earlier life) is now recognised as one of the most fearsome strikers in MMA. Starting out kick-boxing in K-1 in 1996 he moved into full MMA in 2001 when he joined Pride. His record so far, having fought for the Pride and UFC MMA organisations stands at 22 wins, 5 losses (I think that includes the Gonzaga fight) and 2 draws. Of his 22 wins, 15 have come from knockout. Cro Cop still lives in Zagreb presumably to exercise his political power in the Croat parliament, which he was elected to in 2003.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

long live mirko the legend!
great blog,salutes from rugby fan from zagreb