Cro Cop stopped by Nelson in 3rd in his retirement bout

by Michael David Smith | source:

A slimmed down Roy Nelson looked good against Mirko Cro Cop Saturday night at UFC 137, controlling throughout and winning by third-round TKO. But the big news came afterward, when the legendary Cro Cop announced his retirement.

"I knew before this fight this was going to be my farewell fight," Cro Cop said.

Nelson began his own post-fight comments by praising Cro Cop, the former Pride star who has had a fairly disappointing run in the UFC.

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Mirko Cro Cop Vs. Roy "Big Country" Nelson
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Name Mirko Cro Cop <a href=Mirko Cro Cop" />
Height 6′ 2″ (187.96 cm)
Weight 232 (105.23 kg)
Record 27-10-2
Team Cro Cop Squad Gym
Name Roy Nelson <a href=Roy Nelson" />
Height 6′ 1″ (185.42 cm)
Weight 265 (120.2 kg)
Record 15-6-0
Roy Nelson def. Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic via TKO (punches) - Round 3, 1:30


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DanHendersonsAsymetricSmile site profile image  

11/10/11 9:24 PM by DanHendersonsAsymetricSmile

The fail in you is huge, first of all your (used for belongings) it's not the same thing as you're (that means you are) Mr. Smart this is coming for a non-native English speaker, your fighter site says that you are from Ohio lol, second you didn't elaborate any argument at all you just said that i was an idiot.Yeah guess who is the idiot?

ProteinPower site profile image  

11/9/11 11:47 PM by ProteinPower

The tears in the last 3 pages are hilarious. Since when has fighter bashing been ok? Oh wait hes fat so its ok lol.Cropcop got smashed, thats the best hes ever been and he got SMASHED by the undisputed king of IFL!

blueheron20816 site profile image  

11/9/11 11:37 PM by blueheron20816

Your an idiot, just go back to sherdog

DanHendersonsAsymetricSmile site profile image  

11/4/11 11:22 AM by DanHendersonsAsymetricSmile

Yeah your point would be valid, if the moment you start watching MMA an UG account is created an a dove brings you your login data or something like that, but this isn't the case, i've been watching since 04 or so, the UG gui didn't appeal to me and i used sherdog, but as we all know sherdog is a piece of crap.He did gave up and you can't prove me wrong.

blueheron20816 site profile image  

11/4/11 9:19 AM by blueheron20816

Well BRO, if you clicked on my profile you would see that my first fight was in 08, so you have to figure I was training and watching long before that. So yeah, I would think that would hold a little more weight than an account that was started 2 weeks ago lol. But thats really beside the point. Your first post came off as disrespectful to a legend, you seemed to be mocking him. You can say he "gave up", but in reality I think his body gave up on him. It is impossible for 99.9% of people to truly understand what this guy has been through in his career and what kind of toll it has taken on his body and mind. I really believe that was just cro cops body shutting down and saying enough. Part of me wishes he had retired after the GP, but he fought on to try and put on great shows for the fans. I think the least we ow him is some serious respect.And yes, if this was 06 that fight would have been a one sided blowout, so I certainly agree with you on that.

DanHendersonsAsymetricSmile site profile image  

10/30/11 4:05 PM by DanHendersonsAsymetricSmile

Yeah, one year of difference in our accounts CLEARLY differences our knowledge in MMA and shows how many time we have seen MMA, since the more you know in MMA the older your UG account becomes right? right?notLook bro, i was just noting that Crocop said he finally wanted to deliver but he gave up against a better fighter in this particular juncture, have this been in 2006 this wouldn't even competitive.

grafzep site profile image  

10/30/11 12:00 AM by grafzep

I thought it was funny and I think it was meant that way

Ya Mon site profile image  

10/29/11 11:14 PM by Ya Mon

Lol at smelly belly

Lu Bu site profile image  

10/29/11 10:41 PM by Lu Bu

Also, while I am happy for Roy, if he shows up like that to a Cain or Junior fight, he won't have to worry about getting to old for this shit.

MercWaMouth85 site profile image  

10/29/11 10:39 PM by MercWaMouth85

Nvrmnd. Fuck.