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Oh the irony…

It was one year ago today that Mirko Crocop won the PRIDE Absolute Grand Prix tournament by punting Wanderlei Silva’s head into the bleachers and pounding out an exhausted Josh Barnett. Oh how things can turn around in a year.

19 COMMENTS
  • kentyman says:

    Hey, I have the same Aquafresh judogi as that guy!

  • johnny says:

    We all have slumps

    Hell, even I have slumps. Yesterday, for example, I was able to go back in time with my Cuticle trimmer/time machine, save the world from AIDS and come back in time for dinner….Wait, actually, that wasn’t a slump…I’m just perfect

    Any which way, Mirko is at that :45 minute point of “Rocky III” and he will hopefully hook up with Carl Weathers (or some other “ethnic” person) and get his grove back

    Btw, with this slump it seems even more likely that we will see a Slyvia (sp) v. CroCop very soon

  • kentyman says:

    Speaking of slumps, those last two comments were pretty lame.

    Wait… Dammit.

  • johnny says:

    I hate the fact that the rednecks that make up the majority of UFC fans will use CroCop’s last two fights as fodder for more “C I TOLD U THAT PRIDE WAS OVERRATED” threads all over the internet

  • Thomas says:

    If Cro Cop can’t adjust to the cage he should go back to K1

  • mike says:

    this, by the way, is not how you use the word “irony”. it’s not even coincidence. it’s….notable?

  • garth says:

    He looked pretty ineffective in that fight. His style seems to have gone completely to setting up ol’ reliable, the giant decapitation kick, and barely doing anything else. cheik kongo was probably the worst single opponent he could have had at that time…bigger, younger, more flexible.
    if he’s coming back, he’s coming back as someone other than the guy we’ve seen in the last three fights. either that or make the cut to 205 and not be the smaller man for a change.

  • garth says:

    maybe he meant “irony” as in…he…erm. needed to … iron his pants? didn’t get enough iron?
    I think it might have been this one, courtesy of m-w.com:
    b : incongruity between a situation developed in a drama and the accompanying words or actions that is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play — called also dramatic irony, tragic irony

    still a stretch but it makes it look deep an shit, man

  • I would say that the worst day of your career happening on the same date as the best day of your career would qualify as being ironic.

  • TIGERTAO says:

    FYI Garth’ Mirko and Kongo are the same age and as for flexibility let me break one of your ribs and see how flexible you are…
    Still flexible? Here’s a double knee to your sack!

    Cro Cop’ll be back to kick the shit outa Heath Herring or a similar ‘stealth’ can…
    Just watched a kick ass Cro Cop highlight reel and I’m proud to say that I still love Cro Cop, even Fedor and Randy Couture have bad days…

    Yeah I know Fedor had one bad day that involved a cut stoppage but for him thats a bad fucking day.

  • kentyman says:

    If nothing else, it’s unfortunately coincidental. It’s like rain on your wedding day. Yeah, I really do think.

  • teh says:

    Crocop’s path to the OWGP crown was a joke.

  • garth says:

    TIGERTAO, no, I’d rather break one of your ribs, that would allow me to dispassionately observe your struggles in a way that, I’m positive, would really drive home your deep, insightful message. Also, I could kick you in the testicles. Also, I’d look up the term “flexible”, check and see if there’s more than one definition. Could be, that’s all I’m sayin.

    I’m proud I love sandwiches. They’re delicious.

  • Cyrus says:

    Nobody knows much about who the Mirko is on the kickboxing scene – but he’s beaten Remy Bonjasky, Peter Aerts, Mark Hunt, and Jerome LeBanner. Those are some serious dudes. I was really hoping/expecting for him to fuck Kongo up. I’m not leaving the Mirko train. I’m not even disappointed. I’m sad. But, I’ll back up my shifty idols like Mirko, Ricco Rodriguez, and Frank Mir till the end of time . If you against me, fuck you. If you with me, well, shit – fuck you. That’s what Ricco would say. Then he’d snort a line of coke with me off some hookers tits.

  • anderson says:

    that why i’ll always back up ricco……that’s the type of fight winning strategies i can get behind.

  • Jonathan says:

    I would not call Vanderlei Silva a “joke”

  • johnny says:

    same with Yoshida ,Barnett AND Minowa….yes, I said Minowa

  • garth says:

    cyrus, i like the line “back up my shifty idols”. I’m totally stealing that.

  • Fred says:

    Anyone can lose 2 fights in a row, and many great fighters have at some point in their careers. It would be nice if fans didn’t crow about it with barely concealed glee. There’s no reason to think that Cro Cop can’t come back from this, just like Chuck, Randy and many others did.

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