Cro Cop: Reem owes his excellence to something dirty and prohibited


The Croatian MMA portal interviewed Mirko 'Cro Cop' Filipovic about Alistair Overeem's loss to Antonio 'Bigfoot' Silva on Saturday night at UFC 156.

"I wasn't surprised by Silva's victory at all and I had believed he would win," said Cro Cop. "I don't want to come off as a smart-ass or say I knew it all along, so I'll explain why I'd believed so. First, Silva is a big tough guy with a huge heart who had demolished Fedor and he needs no better reference than that, and Alistair hugely underestimated him and belittled him with his arrogant statements, so this mobilized Silva in the best possible way. Second, Silva is a natural heavyweight, and Alistair - for the first time since way back in 2007, when he began to gain huge weight – fought without the drugs he had used constantly for years, including testosterone and all the other s--- that goes with it.

"Watching the weigh-in, I saw that his muscles mass was nowhere near his usual, he had the weight, but he wasn't nearly as carved out and defined, since he couldn't take anything because he was watched by the Athletic Commission. This also reflects on the psyche of a man who's been using stuff to increase his strength, endurance, pain tolerance and aggressiveness for years, and now there was none of that. Alistair is an excellent fighter, but he still owes that excellence to something that's dirty and unpermitted, and, in the end, very dangerous to health.

"I don’t think he was concerned by that, he wanted success at any cost. And the third thing is, Alistair had behaved so arrogantly that someone needed to put him back in his place. His belittling of Silva was repulsive, saying that after beating up Silva he'd go for the belt, and at the weigh-in and entering the arena he acted like he invented the fighting sport, and he's been behaving with so much arrogance lately that I'm glad Silva put him back in his place and taught him a lesson!

"Congratulations Silva, from the heart!"

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dhas site profile image  

2/6/13 10:06 PM by dhas

YesNoMaybeinstall gentoo

Porkchop site profile image  

2/6/13 12:14 AM by Porkchop

So let's be clear......Did he or didn't he rub you off?Seems to me like that would be a reason to thank him rather than hate him.....You sound like an angry guy in general.... but surely a good rub off would put him in your good books... No?

dhas site profile image  

2/6/13 12:08 AM by dhas

You asked "Why would anybody hate him?", dumbass

Porkchop site profile image  

2/5/13 11:59 PM by Porkchop

Wait a minute......Did Mirko Filipovic rub you off???This could be UG news worthy material here!

dhas site profile image  

2/5/13 11:57 PM by dhas

Some people just rub me off, secially since a lot of times after his losses he started to say about injuries and shit, whatever, i'm not going to love the guy but i can admit when he's right or wrong.Deal with it, not everyone thinks the same as you.

confusionSay site profile image  

2/5/13 8:27 PM by confusionSay

Cro Cop came up in the Pride culture, which reflected the japanese culture: They respected CHARACTER. Cro Cop was worthy of respect in how he conducted himself, as a regular human being who was tough and sharp and most of all who LOVES FIGHTING. There's few reputations better than "respectable warrior", and that's Mirko.

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2/5/13 7:57 PM by bigdee1983420

Read between the lines my friend. I'm saying all PED's should legal.

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2/5/13 4:19 PM by all the little jimmys

Good read

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2/5/13 3:28 PM by MCchoke