Cro Cop returns to K-1 Kickboxing in March

by Fraser Coffeen | source:

Mirko Cro Cop announced last week that he will be back in action in 2012,  returning to his roots of kickboxing for a K-1 event on March 10 in Zagreb, Croatia. No opponent is yet finalized.

This will be Mirko's first fight since losing to Roy Nelson at UFC 137 and subsequently (sort of) announcing his retirement from MMA. The Pride and UFC veteran has lost 4 of his last 6 fights, with his last 3 fights all ending in stoppage loses for Mirko.

It will mark his first time back in a kickboxing ring since 2003 when he faced Bob Sapp and shattered Sapp's orbital bone with a brutal left hand.

Cro Cop says the fight will be on a K-1 show. However, K-1 was sold earlier this year and have not promoted any heavyweight shows since 2010. K-1 has long been in the practice of lending their name to smaller, local promotions, such as K-1 ColliZion. It's likely that this is a locally promoted show that is simply using the K-1 name.

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john joe site profile image  

12/16/11 5:48 AM by john joe

ah right; he did say a bit ago he was looking at someone dutch but i was also given to understand JLB was in the runningi would prefer it to be JLB i think :/

Dave Walsh site profile image  

12/16/11 5:42 AM by Dave Walsh

Solid details for his opponent are a new development (Errol Zimmerman).

john joe site profile image  

12/16/11 4:25 AM by john joe

i thought its been out there for absolutely ages, like over a month. He started talking about it before the nelson fight

Dave Walsh site profile image  

12/16/11 3:00 AM by Dave Walsh

Story of my life, posting things weeks before bigger sites only for them to post it way later and get the credit :P

chuckles1 site profile image  

12/16/11 2:50 AM by chuckles1

I like where your heads at!

Clegg site profile image  

12/16/11 2:16 AM by Clegg

I'm a huge CroCop fan but he got ko'ed by Mir. It doesn't fair well for him especially it he does get a guy like LeBanner or Aerts.

Jack Skellington site profile image  

12/16/11 2:00 AM by Jack Skellington


Jayjayememay site profile image  

12/15/11 6:27 PM by Jayjayememay

Liverkick reported on this last week.

RandyDarsh site profile image  

12/15/11 12:39 PM by RandyDarsh

I was thinking he would do better in k-1, he does good in the ring

Floppy Divac site profile image  

12/15/11 12:15 PM by Floppy Divac

 "Errol would run roughshod over him and it would be ugly if he came out passive." This is what I was thinking.