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11/19/13 11:57 PM
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Cro Cop: My respect for Emelianenkos is gone

 

Mirko 'CroCop' Filipovic was a Pride legend, failed to reach equivalent heights in the UFC, returned successfully to his roots in kickboxing, and was nit successful in his latest foray into MMA, tapping to a neck crank late in the first to Alexey Oleinik at Russia's  Legend 2. Fedor Emelianenko apparently made some critical comment about Mirko's last fight, and the Croatian blasted by, via Facebook, as translated by middleeasy:

Greetings!

After resting a bit, let me look back at the fight and some of the events that happened after the fight. Fedor commented on me and today I read a comment from his eminent brother. It's little to say that I truly respected and liked them both since the time when we fought together in Japan, but that respect is now gone.

Alexander, who probably caused all the scandal and manfully beat up a 63 years old just so that he doesn't have to enter the ring with me, I won't comment too much because the sport is often looked down on because of guys like him, and besides, he doesn't deserve much of a comment. But Fedor was a grave disappointment. If Fedor fought in my city, I'd come to his hotel, take him out for dinner, have a talk with him, and if I had to tell him something I'd tell it to his face and not talk over newspapers. Afterall, we're "brothers in arms" and we bled together in Japanese rings, and had a fight that many consider as the best in MMA hisotry, and he not only didn't have the audacity to say hello, even before the fight in the lockeroom, but he commented on me that I'm this and that, this wasn't the Fedor that I used to know.

Every one of his loses fell hard on me, as if it were my own, and this same man then says publicly that he doesn't know what keeps me fighting, that I'm not in shape and such things. Everyone has the right for an opinion, but till I'm shedding my own blood, enduring the torture and pain, the decision is mine, it's my thing for how long I'll fight and why I fight.

About the fight, I'm sick because of the loss, but I'm glad that I broke the blockade in my head that I had about grappling through my entire career and I'm glad that I tried to go for a guillotine and after that for a triangle. Sadly, I wasn't able to get it around him, cause if I did he'd be choked out. If I was able to get both legs together, and it was close, I would have finished him and it would have been "Great job, champ!", "Awesome!", "You're in great shape!", but like this, it's just gonna be spitting all over me and this and that.

 
11/20/13 12:00 AM
3/2/11
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Sucks the mutual respect and commeraderie they had is gone, because Alex is a total fuck up and Fedor has to be loyal to his brother I guess.

11/20/13 12:06 AM
6/30/11
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That sucks. I always liked to pretend him and fedor sat on a porch as old men joking about some new whippersnapper Phone Post 3.0
11/20/13 12:16 AM
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Get off my lawn! Phone Post 3.0
11/20/13 12:17 AM
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I'm happy that Mirko has broke the blockade in his head.
11/20/13 12:21 AM
5/28/08
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DanHendersonsDentures - anyone know what Fedor said?

Read the OP.
11/20/13 12:23 AM
1/29/11
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How dare he speak about a legend like that! I've suddenly lost all respect for him.

Or do we only do that if it's Jon Jones? Phone Post 3.0
11/20/13 12:26 AM
11/30/07
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OnlyTheStrongSurvive - How dare he speak about a legend like that! I've suddenly lost all respect for him.

Or do we only do that if it's Jon Jones? Phone Post 3.0
Only jones Phone Post 3.0
11/20/13 12:35 AM
8/16/11
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weird how all the values that cro cop thinks others should live by somehow don't apply to him.
11/20/13 1:11 AM
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That's not the Fedor that I used to know Phone Post 3.0
11/20/13 2:18 AM
2/28/11
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Hang on.
Is this the same guy who took a bunch of pics with UFC guys, smiling like they're old friends. Then went to the media the next day saying that all should be fired for being in those pictures? Phone Post 3.0
11/20/13 2:47 AM
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neibs - Hang on.
Is this the same guy who took a bunch of pics with UFC guys, smiling like they're old friends. Then went to the media the next day saying that all should be fired for being in those pictures? Phone Post 3.0

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11/20/13 2:52 AM
10/12/10
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Fedor needs to show up with a bottle of Vodka at Mirko's house. They will drink, bury the hatchet and all will be right in the world again. Phone Post 3.0
11/20/13 3:38 AM
11/11/12
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neibs - Hang on.
Is this the same guy who took a bunch of pics with UFC guys, smiling like they're old friends. Then went to the media the next day saying that all should be fired for being in those pictures? Phone Post 3.0

No. This is the guy who said that if he was in Dana's shoes, he would fire them.
11/20/13 3:40 AM
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OnlyTheStrongSurvive - How dare he speak about a legend like that! I've suddenly lost all respect for him.

Or do we only do that if it's Jon Jones? Phone Post 3.0

Voted up.

11/20/13 3:44 AM
6/22/09
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Cro Cop is a strange dude.
11/20/13 3:46 AM
1/31/09
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war Fedor.... p.s. " neck cranks fuckin hurt bro" hee hee


11/20/13 3:51 AM
9/8/09
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Sad to see CroCop bitching like this. The whole 'Dana needs to fire those guys' was weird. The tapping to a school yard neck crank was weird and now bitching about the Emelianekos is weird.

Wouldnt be suprised if Cro Cop is interested in a rematch with Fedor for some kind of relevency. Fedor would destroy Mirko right now.

 

Im a big fan of Cro Cop, but i barely recognise this dude :(

11/20/13 3:56 AM
4/11/06
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You have to respect both guy.

Fedor is always going to defend his brother... but it seems Fedors brother is the bain of his life
11/20/13 4:26 AM
4/16/10
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^Judging from those quotes Fedor answered questions honestly, no one can deny Crocop isnt what he once was and if he gets offended by people saying that then it's his own problem.
11/20/13 4:41 AM
8/15/13
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Fedors comments about Cro Cops state as a fighter are on point although a bit harsh. Don't think Fedor has forgiven Cro Cop for bashing his unconcious younger brothers head in a couple of extra times after the LHK landed. Old vicious Cro Cop was vicious indeed. Good for Cro Cop that he does what he loves but he risks becoming a Bob Sapp figure if he continues to take fights at a high level but goes in with the buddy-buddy attitude hugging and high fiving. People that want to make a career are out of this are not interested in a sparring match with Cro Cop so that he can feel content.
11/20/13 5:41 AM
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11/20/13 5:55 AM
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Much respect for classy Cro cop


Fedora shoulda wash his mouth Phone Post 3.0
11/20/13 6:03 AM
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donkey guard - Much respect for classy Cro cop


Fedora shoulda wash his mouth Phone Post 3.0
so your saying crocop is exactly the fighter he was in pride and hasnt lost a step at all? Phone Post 3.0
11/20/13 6:30 AM
5/8/13
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I love Cro Cop, and I love the Emeliananko's, Fedor especially. That is my contribution Phone Post 3.0