Mirko Cro Cop News
Photo | Mirko Cro Cop reveals photos of 18-year-old son Ivan AKA "Cro Cop Junior"
Adam D Martin - March 15, 2021
Roy Nelson says doctors have made Mirko Cro Cop 'better and stronger'
Tom Taylor - February 15, 2019
PHOTO | Mirko Cro Cop is looking jacked ahead of Bellator 216
Chris Taylor - February 13, 2019
Mixed martial arts legend Mirko Cro Cop (37-11-2 MMA) will make his Bellator MMA debut on February 16 against fellow veteran and knockout artist Roy Nelson. The bout will serve as a rematch, as Cro Cop and Nelson first met back at UFC 137 in October of 2011, with “Big Country” emerging victorious by way of TKO in round three.
Mirko Cro Cop set to make his Bellator MMA debut on February 16 against Roy Nelson
Christopher Taylor - December 5, 2018
Mixed martial arts legend Mirko Cro Cop will make make his Bellator debut on February 16 in Uncasville, Connecticut against Roy Nelson. This according to ESPN‘s Ariel Helwani, who recently shared the report on social media.
Specifics of Mirko Cro Cop's crazy injury revealed, wants October return and Roy Nelson rematch "ASAP"
Drake Riggs - May 22, 2018
It was announced yesterday that legendary MMA heavyweight, Mirko Cro Cop had been injured out of his big upcoming Bellator 200 main event rematch with Roy Nelson. The specifics of the injury weren’t given out at that time but now they have been and they’re a little stunning. What exactly Cro Cop did to injure himself remains unknown but Ariel Helwani caught up with the legend last night and got the details about the severity of the damage his knee took.
Report | Mirko Cro Cop out of Bellator 200 headlining bout with Roy Nelson
Tom Taylor - May 21, 2018
Bellator 200, which is now just days away, has reportedly lost its originally planned main event. According to Gareth A Davis of The Telegraph, Mirko Cro Cop has been forced out his headlining showdown with Roy Nelson with a leg injury. Per The Telegraph’s report, a replacement opponent is being sought for Nelson. Given that Bellator has just days to find a suitable understudy, however, it’s hard to say how this will shake out.
Scott Coker responds to backlash about Cro Cop fighting in Bellator while still under USADA suspension
Tom Taylor - March 12, 2018
Mirko Cro Cop fires back at "fat, disrespectful" Roy Nelson after "special supplements" comment
Tom Taylor - March 11, 2018
Earlier this week, it was announced that former UFC heavyweights Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic and Roy Nelson will collide at Bellator 200 this May 25. The bout will be a rematch of a 2011 fight, which Nelson won via third-round TKO. Ahead of this fight, Nelson has mentioned Cro Cop’s previous brush with the United States Anti-Doping Agency, and wonders if the MMA legend might still be using “special supplements” – though he doesn’t really care one way or the other.
Mirko Cro Cop signs with Bellator, debuts at Bellator 200
Tom Taylor - March 5, 2018
On Sunday, heavyweight legend Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic dropped a serious hint that he’d signed with Bellator MMA. On Monday morning, the promotion made it official with a press release. Cro Cop is set to make his Bellator debut opposite fellow UFC veteran and knockout artist Roy Nelson. The pair will collide at the landmark Bellator 200, which goes down on May 25, in London, England.
Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic hints at move to Bellator MMA
Tom Taylor - March 5, 2018
Though he’s floated retirement plans several times over the last few years, heavyweight legend Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic still hasn’t hung up the gloves. And from the looks of it, that won’t be changing any time soon. After several bouts in the Rizin cage, the Croatian knockout artist recently dropped a pretty serious hint that he could be moving to Bellator MMA.
Mirko Cro Cop Prints Shirts to Shame 'Cheater' K-1 Owner
Justin Golightly - February 17, 2018
One of the biggest accomplishments in combat sports is to be a K-1 grand prix champion. It’s a high honor for any kickboxer, but for an MMA fighter to also achieve it, is pretty insane. Mark Hunt has done it, Alistair Overeem has done it, and so have the legend Mirko Cro Cop. Not only did he accomplish the feat, but he did it in his own homeland of Croatia. It’s too bad that this achievement from 2013 is still tarnished to this day because according to Cro Cop, he still has never got paid by the owner of the organization. So, he recently put together a little campaign. “This lovely face belongs to Mike Kim,the owner of legendary K-1 organization. I wrote about him two months ago and I told that he is a cheater who never paid fighters from K-1 Grand Prix 2013. He called the next day and begged me to stop writing and that he will pay. Of course, he is not answering the phone calls and messages since then and I promised him that I will not forget him, and that I will inform K-1 fans, fighters and his business partners as to what kind of man he is. Punks and cheaters like him deserves that. I printed these t-shirts as I promised I would so people will remember his name and his adorable face. This is just first t-shirt, others will be posted later with appropriate banner each time. Please share, because people like Mike Kim deserves that every one finds out what a cheater he is. When he can steal from fighters who fought for him then he can and he will steal from anyone.”—Cro Cop via his official Facebook
BREAKING | MMA Legend Cro Cop Will Return in RIZIN
Justin Golightly - November 10, 2017
Mirko Cro Cop is one of the most incredible legends of this sport. After a startling 21-years involved in combat sports, his resume is insane. He has the most finishes in combined UFC, Pride, WEC, and Strikeforce history at 21, which is a finish for every year he’s been fighting. He’s the only fighter to win K-1, Pride and RIZIN grand prix tournaments. He’s fought your favorite fighters, he’s beat your favorite fighters, we could write a book on this man. We thought he had finally hung up the gloves, but RIZIN announced today that the Croatian kickboxing sensation is back. RIZIN GP2016無差別級王者のミルコ選手が一年振りにRIZINのリングに帰還します。 引退までの残り数試合、最も愛する日本のファンの前で闘う事を決断しました。 最後まで勝負論の有る試合がしたいと言うのがミルコの希望です。 引退に向けて動き出すミルコの最終章に注目して下さい！ #mirkocrocop #RIZINFF #RIZIN2017 The RIZIN GP 2016 winner Mirko Crocop will be returning to the RIZIN ring after a year. He has decided to fight in front of his beloved Japanese fans a few more times before he retires. He would like to continue to face meaningful opponents until he hangs his gloves. Keep an eye out for Mirko’s final chapter.
Mirko Cro Cop retires from MMA: 'This is it'
bjpenndotcom - January 4, 2017
Last month, MMA legend Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipovic made his highly anticipated return to the ring in Japan where he competed in the Rizin Fighting Federation open weight Grand Prix to close out 2016. In the opening round, Cro Cop defeated Hyun Man Myung via submission in the very first round. The win not only advanced Cro Cop to the next stage of the Rizin FF Grand Prix, but also marked a successful return to MMA after Cro Cop disclosed taking a banned substance and subsequently was handed a suspension from the NSAC, which then resulted in the UFC releasing Cro Cop.
Wanderlei Silva responds to 'p*ssy' Mirko Cro Cop
Tom Taylor - December 4, 2016
Until just days ago, Pride legends Wanderlei Silva and Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic were scheduled to go at it for a third time under the Rizin banner this December. Regrettably, Silva was forced to bow out of this planned trilogy fight with an injury. This news did not go over well with Cro Cop. After learning of Silva’s injury, the Croatian kickboxer took to social media to burn Silva with a fiery tirade, calling him a ‘scared b*tch,’ among other things.
VIDEO | Mirko Cro Cop rag-dolling training partners ahead of Wanderlei Silva fight
bjpenndotcom - November 23, 2016
Next month, MMA legends Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipovic and Wanderlei ‘The Axe Murderer’ Silva will step into the ring on December 29th in the quarterfinal round of the Rizin FF openweight Grand-Prix. For Cro-Cop, the fight will not only be his second under the Rizin FF banner, but will give him the opportunity to make it 5-straight wins over the course of the last two years. For Silva, the fight will be his first in over three years, with his last fight being a 2013 second round KO win over Brian Stann in Japan in a Fight of the Night performance.
Brackets Set for Final Rounds of Rizin's Openweight Grand Prix
Tom Taylor - November 9, 2016
Japan’s Rizin Fighting Federation will close out 2016 in the biggest way possible, with the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals of their hyped Openweight Grand Prix. The tournament quarterfinals will occur on December 29, while the semifinals and finals will occur two nights later on the 31. Late on Tuesday night, the Japanese organization revealed the brackets for these final tournament rounds.
UFC released Mirko Cro Cop from contract, allowing him to fight at Rizin
bjpenndotcom - July 20, 2016
Rizin FF has continued to keep the ball rolling since MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko made his return to MMA on New Year’s Eve. Since then, the promotion held their official ‘Rizin 1’ event back in April, and will look to build more momentum as we get closer to the end of the year. Earlier this month, the promotion announced that they will be having a 16-man tournament, which will see Mirko Cro Cop make his promotional debut, as well as Wanderlei Silva. The event will go down in Tokyo, leading many to expect an evening reminiscent of the Pride FC days of MMA.
Rizin returns with 16 man tournament, Mirko Cro Cop & Wanderlei Silva to participate
bjpenndotcom - July 16, 2016
On This Day: Mirko 'Cro Cop' Filipovic gets soccer kick TKO win
bjpenndotcom - February 2, 2016
https://youtu.be/aRnovrOR2Yw On this day in MMA history, legendary fighter Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipovic picked up an impressive 1st round TKO win 12 years ago at Pride 27.