Mirka and Mirco

Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by jorel, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. jorel

    jorel Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2004
    Messages:
    2,489
    Difference of one vowel. I find that exciting.
     
    #1
  2. Hot Sauce

    Hot Sauce Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2006
    Messages:
    1,890
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    Mirko Filipovic.
     
    #2
  3. jorel

    jorel Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2004
    Messages:
    2,489
    no... mirco cro cop
     
    #3
  4. shwetty[tennis]balls

    shwetty[tennis]balls Rookie

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2007
    Messages:
    326
    Mirco crocop kicks some major @ss, even though he's gotten his trash kicked lately.
     
    #4
  5. Hot Sauce

    Hot Sauce Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2006
    Messages:
    1,890
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    I still like him, he's a cool guy.
     
    #5
  6. TENNIS_IS_FUN

    TENNIS_IS_FUN Professional

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2006
    Messages:
    960
    "Right kick hospital, left kick cemetary"

    LOL.

    Fedor vs Crocop one of the best MMA matches ever, although I cant find it anywhere on Youtube.
     
    #6
  7. Hot Sauce

    Hot Sauce Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2006
    Messages:
    1,890
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    YouTube took down most of their MMA fights. Google Video should have them.
     
    #7
  8. mcpon

    mcpon New User

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2006
    Messages:
    69
    I like the one where he fought Gonzaga. Just looking at each other with intense stares then all of sudden BAM!!, straight kick to the temple by Gonzaga and that was the end. I guess Mirko didn't know how to transition into the UFC.
     
    #8
  9. Hot Sauce

    Hot Sauce Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2006
    Messages:
    1,890
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    Please, do go on.
     
    #9
  10. mcpon

    mcpon New User

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2006
    Messages:
    69
    Go to mmalinker.com, you should find it.
     
    #10
  11. Hot Sauce

    Hot Sauce Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2006
    Messages:
    1,890
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    I've seen the fight many times, but the same thing would've happen if you put them in a Pride ring.
     
    #11
  12. mcpon

    mcpon New User

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2006
    Messages:
    69
    Not really. Pride there's no elbows and Mirko isn't used combatting that. And he wasn't used to being scrunched up against the cage, which impedes mobility.
     
    #12
  13. Hot Sauce

    Hot Sauce Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2006
    Messages:
    1,890
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    I don't think you can blame the cage for Mirko's loss. The high kick was in the middle of the cage. He did get cut up by some elbows, but really, you think CroCop would've won if it were in the ring?
     
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2008
    #13
  14. mcpon

    mcpon New User

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2006
    Messages:
    69
    Well, the elbows and being beaten while pressed up against the cage really, really worn him down and Gonzaga was still pretty fresh. I think that was what did him in. When they were stood back up, he just needed to be finished. (My opinion). The attempt at the block of the kick seemed half-hearted and low.
     
    #14
  15. Hot Sauce

    Hot Sauce Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2006
    Messages:
    1,890
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    I don't think that Mirko was as worn down as you say. But even if he was, then what's to say Gonzaga wouldn't have been able to do that in a Pride ring? Elbows aren't his only weapon, and CroCop didn't even attempt to scramble while they were near the center of the octagon.

    Again, do you think CroCop would've won if it were in Pride?
     
    #15
  16. mcpon

    mcpon New User

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2006
    Messages:
    69
    Well, it goes back to what I was saying. CroCop didn't scramble while they were near the center of the octagon because he seemed to already be almost defeated when they were stood back up. I think that CroCop would have given him a much better fight if not won in Pride. You're right, elbows aren't his only weapons, but they were one of his best weapons, along with the kick, in that particular fight because CroCop isn't used to fighting with elbows a lot at that time.
     
    #16

Share This Page