UnderGround Forums Roy Nelson: Mirko CroCop is on special supplements

3/12/18 3:15 AM
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http://mmajunkie.com/2018/03/bellator-200-roy-nelson-mirko-cro-cop-surprise-rematch-steroids

Roy Nelson expected to fight Quinton Jackson at Bellator 200. “Rampage” apparently wasn’t into it, though, and much to his surprise, that’s when Bellator called with Mirko Cro Cop’s name.

Nelson (22-15 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) admits Cro Cop (36-11-2 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) simply wasn’t on his radar. The Croatian heavyweight never has fought for Bellator and has been executing his craft in Japan in recent years while flirting with the idea of retirement.

Nelson happily accepted the offer, though. He already owns a third-round TKO of Cro Cop from UFC 137 in October 2011, and Nelson said there was no reluctance in running it back.

“Cro Cop was actually a surprise,” Nelson told MMAjunkie. “I was supposed to fight ‘Rampage,’ but he didn’t want to fight so they went out and got Cro Cop. I’m all about rematches. I’ve been trying to get them through my fighting career, but I’m all about it. It’s the one thing I always wish I had, so I want to give someone else a chance.”

Bellator 200 takes place May 25 at The SSE Arena in London. The card airs via same-day delay on Paramount.

As soon as the matchup between Nelson and Cro Cop was announced, some concerns began to surface. At the tail end of his UFC run in 2015, Cro Cop admitted use of a banned substancearound the time of a drug test administered by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. He was handed a two-year suspension, which Cro Cop essentially ignored by going to Japan and fighting under the Rizin FF banner.

At 43, Cro Cop has been in strong form. His eight-fight winning streak dating back to August 2014 is the longest of his MMA career, and although the results coincide largely with fighting in unregulated territory, Nelson did acknowledge that Cro Cop still has lots of skill, even if he’s getting some outside help.

“I think Cro Cop’s definitely always improving with age, but I think he’s back on the special supplements, better supplements than usual,” Nelson said. “Throughout my whole fight career, the only reason people want to fight me or have a chance to beat me, is if they get something. It’s something I just know that everybody is just on it. It’s one of those things where it’s an uphill battle. If you can help prevent it, cool. But at the end of the day I just go out there and fight whoever they want me to fight.”

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Edited: 3/12/18 4:57 AM
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Did you see Cro Cops response?

Argues that two trainings a day five days a week as the reason for his results? Is it even possible to train that often at 43 with out gear? Let along make gains with such a heavy schedule

3/12/18 4:54 AM
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Oh and by the way. I only used a little HGH to cure an undisclosed injury that I wouldn't have told any one about if USADA hadn't tested me

3/12/18 5:35 AM
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Mirko CroCop Filipovic

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Dear Roy Nelson,you dont have to worry that i’m using any ‘special supplements’ as you claim.the only ‘special supplements’ i’m using is 2 hard and bloody trainings per day,five days a week.and i will be tested,like all others, during preparations for the fight and before and right after the fight.so you can be calm.and start thinking of some good excuse after i beat up your fat disrespectful ass,you have enough time to may 25.and do me a favour please,and shave that disgusting beard, look like professional fighter and show respect to your opponent.good luck!

3/12/18 9:08 AM
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Lol roy got owned with the response .

 

3/12/18 9:13 AM
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CroCop has no chill haha
3/12/18 9:32 AM
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"and start thinking of some good excuse after i beat up your fat disrespectful ass"

 

LOL

3/12/18 10:22 AM
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Roy already knocked him out and now Cro Cop is coming back 5 years later looking better than he ever has physically and is claiming to be clean? OK..... I'm a bigger fan of Cro Cop than Roy but he sounds like an idiot making an argument like that. 

3/12/18 10:26 AM
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I'm a huge Cro Cop fan but he got popped by USADA and admitted to using HGH so it wouldn't be surprising that he is on something.

3/12/18 10:36 AM
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Is CroCop serious? He has been caught before and now he acts like it is disrespectful to call him out or insinuate that he might be back on ped's. Roy can come across as a weird conspiracy theorist but in this case I have to side with him.

3/12/18 10:46 AM
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LOL @ anyone thinking Cro Cop isn't juicing!
3/12/18 11:25 AM
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Jacked, 43 year old, Former Pride Fighter who popped for PED's previously and has been fighting in the same country in which Pride was based originally during his suspensin now acting like someone suggesting he's currently using is disrespectful. 

I would argue that anyone that thinks cro cop isn't juicing is the one being disrespectful. 

3/12/18 12:27 PM
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Right leg hospital, tersely worded internet response cemetery...

3/12/18 5:49 PM
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touch - 
Mirko CroCop Filipovic

17 h · 

Dear Roy Nelson,you dont have to worry that i’m using any ‘special supplements’ as you claim.the only ‘special supplements’ i’m using is 2 hard and bloody trainings per day,five days a week.and i will be tested,like all others, during preparations for the fight and before and right after the fight.so you can be calm.and start thinking of some good excuse after i beat up your fat disrespectful ass,you have enough time to may 25.and do me a favour please,and shave that disgusting beard, look like professional fighter and show respect to your opponent.good luck!


I was on board with Mirko but the Good Luck! at the end killed it for me.
3/12/18 6:30 PM
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I don't honestly think crocop was a big per user in pride, he never had the look of one.

 

as he got older I am sure he dabbled in hgh it's a wonder drug but he never seemed like a big juice he had hammer house type back in the day.

3/12/18 6:53 PM
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1. I hope Crocop is on something, and I don't think there's anything wrong with it.

2. Run a fucking lap every once in awhile, Roy. You got so enamored of your fat guy beer gut long hair shtick you've shat away your prime. And you had potential, too.
Edited: 3/12/18 7:03 PM
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I totally forgot this was a rematch. Bellator does more uncalled for rematches than UFC. Rather see Crocop vs Kharitonov. 

3/12/18 9:07 PM
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Has Roy turned heel? He's sounding really bad and butt hurt about everyone and everything 

Edited: 3/13/18 2:38 PM
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Well of course CroCop is on the good stuff. But what do you expect him to say? "Yes Roy, I'm on the juice." ?

3/13/18 8:04 AM
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How dare Roy ever insinuate Cro is on roids I don’t care for the allegation in the least bit 

3/13/18 1:15 PM
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Right leg test, Left leg HGH.   

3/13/18 1:23 PM
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Crocop is absolutely on PEDs and those PEDs have played a significant factor in Crocop's success. Roy has every right to point that out. What's the issue?

Either way, it's not an interesting fight anymore. Both guys are north of 40.
3/13/18 2:08 PM
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I totally forgot this was a rematch. Bellator does more uncalled for rematches than UFC. Rather see Crocop vs Kharitonov. 


Fuck that Cro Cop/Fedor is the rematch to make although I'd rather see it in RIZIN.

P.S. Roy is a fat cunt who whines like a bitch.
3/13/18 5:50 PM
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Eisenberg -

I'm a huge Cro Cop fan but he got popped by USADA and admitted to using HGH so it wouldn't be surprising that he is on something.

Cro cop never got popped. He confessed to using even though his test came back negative