Mirko Cro Cop signs with Glory Kickboxing

 

Mirko Cro Cop was one of the best heavyweight kickboxers in the world. In 2001, the Croation made a move into mixed martial arts, debuting in Pride FC. In five years, Cro Cop would go 21-4-2 in the organization before being brought into the UFC as part of their acquisition of Pride. Cro Cop then did two stints with the UFC with varied success and mostly recently loss by submission to Alexey Oleinik in another MMA match.

Now it seems as though Cro Cop might be returning to his kickboxing roots:

"Cro Cop" will return to kickboxing under the GLORY banner and is expected to make his in-ring debut in a headlining affair against an opponent to be named on March 8, 2014 in his hometown of Zagreb, Croatia.

After a brief hiatus, Filipovic, 39, got back into the stand-up game earlier this year, winning the K-1 2013 World Grand Prix Tournament by turning away Ismael Londt (details). The victory ended a quest that began as a runner-up in the prestigious tournament in 1999, where he lost to kickboxing legend Ernesto Hoost.

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Vote me down site profile image  

11/29/13 3:16 PM by Vote me down

Crocop should retire after that last fight. Holy shiet.

Sudo21 site profile image  

11/29/13 2:43 PM by Sudo21

CroCop had great strategy at K1 Finals, in his town.Punches - clinch - stall - punches - clinch - stall. If he can do this in Glory, he could do good.But vs. Bonjasky, jesus, what a waste of main event.

EckY site profile image  

11/29/13 2:11 PM by EckY

Not at all true, Glory pays very well, the pay matches up with UFC very well, more spread across the board, lowest paid guys in Glory make more than lowest paid guys in UFC.

KingofBJJ site profile image  

11/28/13 3:37 PM by KingofBJJ

Good for him. MMA isn't for everyone.  However, the money sucks in kickboxing.

ChokeEmOut site profile image  

11/28/13 1:59 PM by ChokeEmOut

This

Kevin bacon site profile image  

11/28/13 1:50 PM by Kevin bacon

Actually Dan, that would be awesome. You think the old man could make lhw? I think CC could do some damage if he lost some pounds and regained some that speed. He's too small and flat-footed now IMO

I GOT WEE'D ON BY WEIDMAN site profile image  

11/28/13 11:15 AM by I GOT WEE'D ON BY WEIDMAN

No more getting tapped out to headlocks for him

whitesun site profile image  

11/28/13 5:41 AM by whitesun

CroCop is fighting Remy Bonjasky on his debut Glory event :)Here's their first fight in 2002:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpIA36_6C9c

Heikki Mustola site profile image  

11/27/13 1:17 PM by Heikki Mustola

I actually like Crocop vs Graham match up, would watch!

RyannVonDoom site profile image  

11/27/13 1:11 PM by RyannVonDoom

Gonna be an awesome birthday yay