Rizin: Mirko vs. Kohsaka shaping up nicely

Mirko Cro Cop returns to MMA action in the Rizin organization squaring off against Tsuyoshi Kohsaka. The Croatian fighter hadn’t been seen in the cage for a year but his return was expected despite rumors of retirement. The event will take place on December 31st at the Super Saitama Super Arena in Japan. Cro Cop … Read more

VIDEO: Mirko Cro Cop training for Rizin

The 2006 Pride Open-Weight Grand Prix champion Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic (31-11-2, 1 NC) is in full training mode for his return to MMA action when he takes part in Rizin Fighting Federation‘s 16-man open-weight grand prix on Sept. 25 in Japan. The 41-year-old Croatian has been given a bye in the first round and … Read more

R.I.P. Kevin ‘The Monster’ Randleman 1971-2016

Forty-four-year-old former UFC heavyweight champion Kevin “The Monster” Randleman has passed away due to complications from pneumonia. The Las Vegas resident and former “Hammer House” fighter was admitted to a San Diego hospital this week but according to reports suffered heart failure on Thursday while being treated at the facility. Randleman began his pro MMA … Read more

Mirko Cro Cop flagged for doping violation

Mixed martial arts legend Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic announced his retirement earlier this week citing a shoulder injury. Now we’re being told Cro Cop has been flagged for a doping violation. MMAJunkie has the scoop: UFC announced today that a scheduled bout between Mirko Cro Cop and Anthony Hamilton in Seoul, South Korea has been … Read more

Mirko Cro Cop announces retirement after shoulder injury

A shoulder injury has taken Mirko Cro Cop (31-11-2, 1 NC) out of a scheduled bout against Anthony Hamilton at UFC Fight Night 79 in Seoul, Korea. And the 41-year-old Croatian legend subsequently announced his retirement. A statement posted on www.mirkofilipovic.com reads: Dear friends, unfortunately I had to cancel the fight in Seoul. In the beginning of … Read more

Top 3 Fedor Emelianenko fights we want to see in the UFC

The return of The Great One has been announced. The rumors of his demise were greatly exaggerated. Training in some grey Soviet bunker somewhere Fedor Emelianenko slowly lifts cinder blocks, bends steel and does pull-ups thinking about his upcoming debut in the UFC at the very tender age of 38. The GOAT signing with the … Read more

Ben Henderson vs. Thiago Alves to headline UFC Seoul event in November

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The first UFC event to take place in Seoul, Korea, has a main event according to UFC officials. Former UFC lightweight champion Ben Henderson will take a second fight as a welterweight when he takes on former title challenger Thiago “Pitbull” Alves in the UFC Seoul main event on November 28. The event will take … Read more

‘UFC Fight Night 64: Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop 2’ live results and real-time updates

The fight that made me a fan of Gabriel Gonzaga was when he attempted to decapitate Mirko Cro Cop at UFC 70 in April 2007. A head kick from the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt caught Cro Cop off guard and he folded into a lump of soft flesh inside the Octagon. Today, the former Pride … Read more

FOX Sports 1 UFC TONIGHT Show Quotes – 4/8/15

UFC TONIGHT host Kenny Florian is joined by guest host Michael Bisping. The crew interviews interim heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum and rising lightweight contender Tony Ferguson. Karyn Bryant and Ariel Helwani add reports.                                              … Read more

UFC Krakow: Watch Gabriel Gonzaga kick Cro Cop’s head off

MMA veteran Mirko Cro Cop will make his UFC return on Saturday when he rematches Gabriel Gonzaga in the main event of the UFC Krakow event. The two first fought at UFC 70 with Gonzaga knocking out Cro Cop with a head kick that was reminiscent of all of the head kick knockouts Cro Cop … Read more