Schaub guarantees to finish Cro Cop

by Mike Chiappetta | source:

In Cro Cop's last fight, he was knocked out in the third round by Frank Mir. Afterward, Cro Cop was criticized for his passive style in the bout. Many say he's lost a step. But Schaub said that was an oversimplification of a complex subject.

"That [judgment] is based off his last couple fights," he said. "We have to remember, there's two guys in the octagon. With the Frank Mir fight, you can come down to my gym in Denver any Tuesday, pay $19.95 for a more exciting session than his last fight. So it's Frank Mir's fault, too, not pushing the pace. Cro Cop is a counter fighter, so if people don't push the pace, it's going to be a boring fight. It's not just Cro Cop. I'm ready for him. I'm up for the challenge."

Schaub realizes the opportunities that would come from back-to-back wins over Cro Cop and his last opponent, Gabriel Gonzaga. A victory would give him four straight, and bump him ahead in the division. That's just what he plans on.

"This one's not going to a decision, I guarantee it," he said. "It's going to be a convincing knockout or submission. I can't predict when, but this fight's not going all three."

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3/22/11 1:54 AM by K-Dub-"T"

I wasn't disagreeing with the outcome. We all know Cro-Cop is shot. I was comparing the lack of "outrage" over this statement to the tremendous outrage over the current LHW champ who said something much milder.  

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3/20/11 8:46 AM by Blazing Knees

 ok, so I was off by two rounds. Props to Brendan

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3/19/11 12:27 PM by The Notorious OMG

Schaub just beat GonzagaSchaub didn't sign his name as champSchaub didn't say he could do everything better than Cro CopCro Cop just got knocked out by Frank Mir Cro Cop is waaaaay past his primeShogun is a legend who's been champ in Pride and the UFC, is the current champ, has beaten a who's who of the top LHW's over the past 8 years, and just KO'd Machida cold in round 1Bones beat Vera and Ryan BaderI mean...

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3/19/11 11:35 AM by Dream Crusher

I want Mirco to win but do not like his disrepect to his opponent

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3/19/11 9:56 AM by LilRoyNelson

keep taking......if getting knocked out by a burger king spokesman wasn't enough to shut his mouth it is going to take a LHK to end his mouth.......CANT WAIT

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3/18/11 8:57 PM by 2JupitersTooMany

I mean Mirko is to all of us, 10x the other way, not us more than Schaub, which came out backwards but was meant in reverse towards the other.

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3/18/11 8:56 PM by Silverball

I'd be more impressed with his prediction if time machines existed.

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3/18/11 8:56 PM by 2JupitersTooMany

Agree, but we all are

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3/18/11 8:50 PM by chaplinshouse

i really hope Crocop is seeing a therapist. All he needs is his brain right. Schaub's come a long way but he'll never be as great as Crocop in his prime. Wondertwin powers, form of, Pride Crocop! (eg: Schaub funeral)

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3/18/11 6:39 PM by Blazing Knees

 It's 2011, brah