Cro Cop to retire in 2009?

Days removed from his victory over Hong Man Choi at K-1 Fields Dynamite!!, Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic announced his outlook for 2009 and retirement appears to be in this plans.

In a recent interview with a Croatian newspaper, the PRIDE FC and UFC veteran mentioned he would like to fight one more time in the UFC.

“I believe that during 2009 I will fight three more times for Dream, then I hope for a farewell fight in the UFC.”

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Badr Hari back to fight Overeem at New Year’s Eve Dynamite!!

Alistair Overeem states on his website that he will be facing K-1 bad boy, Badr Hari at the New Year’s Eve Dynamite card. Overeem and Hari will fight under K-1 rules on New Year’s.

However, “The Demolition Man” also indicates that the two men will fight under MMA rules in early 2009.

The discussion was who would fight under who’s rules first and Alistair stepped up first! Alistair will fight Badr Hari at K1 Dynamite 31 december under K1 rules! Since Badr Hari challenged Alistair he sees no other option than cause another demolition and knock Badr Hari out! Both fighters agreed to fight in MMA rules early 2009!

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Overeem vs. CroCop not happening on New Year’s eve

Fans expecting to see Mirko Cro Cop vs Alistair Overeem 2 on the New Year’s Eve Dynamite card will have to wait. The bout, while never officially signed, reportedly has been called off.

Overeem dominated much of the first heavyweight bout before several shots to CroCop’s groin caused their DREAM 6 bout to end as a No Contest. While the fight may have occurred back in September the  war of words hasn’t let up.

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I’m dreaming of “DREAM 4”

With all the talk of recent and upcoming UFC events, and the blockbuster Fedor vs. Sylvia matchup with Affliction, it’s easy to overlook the upcoming middleweight grand prix this Sunday live from Japan that is Dream 4.  The card has some very interesting matchups and is sure to be an exciting yet long night of … Read more