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Old Crocop wants to be the old Crocop

While rubbing Pat Barry’s head for good luck may not be all that effective at winning Mirko Crocop his next fight, you can’t say he doesn’t have a burning desire for victory. And a shower. Because these things are connected:

I will have to beat him, and I will do it. I trained six months for this fight. I will do it. … Some people, many people, buried me alive because I lost twice in a row. I just want to prove to everybody that I’m still Cro Cop. … I want to raise from the grave. That’s what I want to prove to everybody. That’s my motivation. … I want to feel that feeling when the referee raises my hand. I want to take that shower — it’s a special moment for me, taking that shower after my victory, and I’m so happy. I go back to the hotel and the next day I’m so happy. I don’t even think about [money] until the UFC bookkeeper calls me a few days later to transfer the money. I want to retire as the old Cro Cop. I don’t know if I will be able to do it, but I will die trying. Nothing is hard for me. I will die trying.

Woah there buddy. Let’s walk it back a step from you having to die. Would another whupping like the Junior Dos Santos whupping be enough? Because that Brendan Schaub KO probably should have been enough, and that didn’t stop you. Let’s not wait till this die trying thing gets literal, huh?

  • Mixed Martial Adam says:

    I’ll be rooting for him, but it will still be like watching my dad get beaten up when Nelson eventually catches him on the chin.

  • kvelertak says:

    It’s funny.. Overeem destroyed Cro-cop before he went on his slow decline in the UFC, yet people still accept Cro-cop fights on UFC main cards and say Overeem sucks.

  • Letibleu says:

    It’s funny.. Overeem destroyed Cro-cop’s genitals with illegal blows to the groin and got the fight declared a no contest

  • DJ ThunderElbows says:

    Altered Beast FTFW

  • Letibleu says:

    From the uncontrolable twitching crocop shows in post fight interviews I would guess it’s time to stop soon.

  • Night Rider says:

    Awesome Frick




    War Cro Cop

  • lukustra says:

    i will live and die with this fight. might share a tear for the legend.

  • G Funk says:

    ^You just love him cause you’re croatian and have croatian slack jaw syndrome.

  • DJ ThunderElbows says:

    Are we still saying “Old CroCop” btw?  Not in the “Back when he was fighting iffy strikers with bad footwork” sense, right?  We mean it in the He’s Old and Flinches when Shaub throws on him in that GIF kinda Old, right?  Right?

  • iamphoenix says:

    fuck crooop

  • Redping says:

    look i like that the guy is a cop and a member of parliment or whatever, he had a badass image and I liked to imagine him stopping criminals by high kicking them. But the dream stopped when they gave him any half decent fighters. Hell, napao KO’d him so badly people thought he was the next ufc champ and then he ended up getting soundly boxed out of a job by Schaub.

    There is just no way he can win this one. it’s Roy Nelson. They might as well have given him Shane Carwin, and he’d still be saying all this same stuff because he’s a tough guy. Unfortunately he’s not particular strong or skilled, he’s just mentally tough which isn’t very effective as a 230 pound heavyweight

  • CAP says:

    I gave up on the “old Crocop” coming back about 3 fights ago. Farewell tour is here.

  • Danjo says:

    Fat bastard will defeat old bastard.

    I have forseen it and it must be so.